Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage. Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. Upon completion, you may find yourself in a great place to keep working, go on to future study or even start your own business. 

The Difference Between an Apprentice and a Trainee

Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade, such as cookery to become a qualified chef. Upon completion, apprentices become a qualified tradesperson.

Trainees are trained in vocational areas, such as office administration, information technology and tourism or hospitality. Upon successful completion, a trainee will receive a qualification in their chosen vocational area.

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