Five Most Popular Types of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes. New frameworks are announced every year and, therefore, new apprenticeship opportunities arise each year. That’s why it’s important to keep your knowledge up to date and read blogs. You’re already here reading this blog, so that’s a great start - well done!

Apprenticeships are banded into subject sector, areas or types of apprenticeships, so you find a variety of apprenticeships with some commonality together under one category. Here we look at the five most popular types of apprenticeship.

Broadly apprenticeships fall into the following types; Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care, Arts, Media and Publishing, Business, Administration and Law, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment, Education and Training, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Health, Public Services and Care, Information and Communication Technology, Languages, Literature and Culture, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Preparation for Life and Work, Retail and Commercial Enterprise & Science and Mathematics.

When it comes to the number of apprenticeships offered and taken up by people, the following are the five most popular apprenticeships.

  1. Business, Administration and Law apprenticeships

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Bookkeeping
  • Insurance
  • Criminal investigation
  • HR
  • Legal services
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Payroll
  • Financial advice
  • Social media marketing

There are many more, including things like the new Paraplanner apprenticeship and the Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeship.

  1. Health, Public Services and Care apprenticeships

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Care leadership
  • Children and young people’s workforce
  • Court, tribunal and prosecution admin
  • Emergency fire service
  • Allied health professions
  • Emergency care
  • Optical retail
  • Pharmacy
  • HM Forces
  • Policing
  1.  Retail and Commercial Enterprise apprenticeships

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Hairdressing and barbering
  • Beauty therapy
  • Catering
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Funeral operations
  • Hospitality
  • International trade and logistics
  • Property services
  • Retail management
  • Vehicle sales
  1. Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies apprenticeships

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Engineering construction
  • Aviation ground operative
  • Building services
  • Composite engineering
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Electrotechnical
  • Gas industry
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Nuclear working
  • Rail engineering
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair
  1. Construction, Planning and the Built Environment apprenticeships

Included in this type of apprenticeship are:

  • Construction civil engineering
  • Construction building
  • Construction management
  • Plumbing and heating
  • Surveying

A great way to try an industry before committing to an apprenticeship is by taking part in virtual work experience, this allows you to experience a particular industry or job role. You can also use our provider profile’s to look at the types of roles available under each of the above apprenticeship groups.

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