Employment and Apprenticeships

University may not be for everyone, so you may want to consider employment after Sixth Form or an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a job with training, enabling you to earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships can take between one to five years to complete depending on the level of the qualification you are studying and the job you are training to do. Gaining work related skills and qualifications makes you very employable. Although at the end of your Apprenticeship there are no guarantees of a job, many apprentices are employed by their apprenticeship provider or other employers.


Government website for applying for apprenticeships of all levels nationwide.


Petroc in Barnstaple and Mid Devon both offer apprenticeship training where industry specific skills can be developed locally through on the job and classroom training.

Not Going To Uni

Job and apprenticeship vacancies.

Jobs 24

Job search engine for North Devon.