Our Match-You service is unique. It means that if you're interested in becoming an apprentice, you only apply once to be considered for all of our current and future apprenticeship vacancies.

When it comes to locating the right opportunity, once we understand what you’re hoping for, we’ll keep you updated with any new apprenticeship vacancies that seem a good match. If you like the sound of any, you could be on the road to an exciting career.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Register and make an application online
  2. We’ll then get in touch and invite you in for an interview so that we can find out more about you and your career ambitions.
  3. We’ll then consider you for all future apprenticeship vacancies, and Match-You with the right opportunities. When we think you might be a good match, we’ll be in touch to see if you’re interested – so please check your emails regularly!

Why Match-You?

  • We’ll work with you to identify the right employer to do your apprenticeship with and do our best to Match-You.
  • We can offer an individualised programme of training to help you get where you want to be
  • If you’re unsure about what you’re looking to do, we can explore and talk about some of the other training programmes we offer if they’re of interest.
Q&A
Do I need English and Maths to be an apprentice?

This varies because each employer will look for a different set of qualifications. While some employers feel that asking for English and Maths GCSEs will help them to attract the right candidate for their role, others will allow you to work towards Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) as part of your apprenticeship.

What makes a good apprentice?

Being an apprentice is the same as working as an employee in a business. There are different skills and attributes that each company will be looking for in candidates which will also be linked to job role. Your ability to fit in, as well as your personality, will go a long way to determining whether you’re right for an apprenticeship vacancy.

Apprenticeships have moved on a lot in the last decade or so. If you have the drive and determination to succeed – and you’d like to earn a wage while working towards a rewarding, lifelong career – you’re likely to be a good apprenticeship candidate.

What will I be paid?

Every employer offering an apprenticeship vacancy will decide what they want to pay their apprentices and this information will be set out in the job description. Like all jobs, salaries vary depending on job role, location, the sector it’s in and how much responsibility you’ll be given.

You’ll be pleased to know, however, that there’s a National Minimum Wage for apprentices. This is £3.70 per hour for apprentices under 19 or in their first year of an apprenticeship. If you’re aged 19 or over and past the first year of your apprenticeship, you’ll be entitled to the National Minimum Wage rate that applies to your age.

Are there different levels of apprenticeship?

There are different levels of apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate apprenticeship (Level 2) - apprentices gain the equivalent of five GCSEs at grades A-C.
  • Advanced apprenticeship (Level 3) - apprentices gain the equivalent of two A-Levels.
  • Higher apprentices (Level 4-5) – apprentices gain the equivalent of a qualification such as a Foundation Degree.
  • Degree apprenticeship (Levels 6-7) – apprentices gain a degree-level qualification, helping to build the high-level technical skills needed for the jobs of the future.
How can I progress afterwards?

Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship, you’ll be a much better position to progress in your career. With a qualification under your belt, you can use this experience to work your way up the career ladder and achieve your ambitions. You may even decide to progress to embark on a degree-level apprenticeship and continue your learning.

You’ll also be pleased to know that many apprentices receive a pay rise after completing their apprenticeship.

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92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved.
What learners say

Sophie

"I’ve progressed so much since starting my apprenticeship last year after Sixth Form. I work with employers and learners at YH Training Services and it’s such a rewarding job…I love everything that I do as a part of it! I’m now working towards my advanced apprenticeship and when I’ve completed that I’d really like to become Business Development Advisor for the Hull learning centre and continue to work alongside the amazing team that have helped me to grow so much."

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