How can I start an apprenticeship?

Once you have decided what type of industry you would like to work, you can start looking to apply for an apprenticeship. This can be done in different ways, by either using the Government directory, the local council’s directory, directly through the college, job sites or contacting employers to see if they are offering apprenticeships.

Below are some good places to find apprenticeships:

The College – Bournemouth and Poole

Kingston Maurward College – Dorchester

Weymouth College – Weymouth

Brockenhurst College – Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Jobs websites

Anyone in the UK over the age of 16 can apply for an apprenticeship, though they can have different entry criteria depending on the industry. will have a full list of the apprenticeships available nationally, but most people apply for an apprenticeship through the colleges in their area.