Apprenticeship & Employment

The option to pursue an apprenticeship is increasingly a real opportunity for Year 11 students to consider.  Apprenticeships are paid work that includes at least a day a week of formal learning at college – earn while you learn.  Early indications show that 18 of our Summer 2018 Y11 leavers have secured an apprenticeship with career paths ranging from engineering to construction, business and sport to hair and beauty.

Apprenticeship opportunities range and the learning within them is equivalent to educational levels as follows:


Level 2

Five GCSE Passes – Grades 9-4


Level 3

Two A Level Qualifications


Level 4, 5 and 6

Foundation Degree and Above


Level 6 and 7

Bachelors and Masters Degree

Many local colleges offer the learning part of the apprenticeships available at Intermediate and Advanced Level.  Sheffield Hallam University has just been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Apprenticeships at Higher and Degree Level and our local AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) has recently seen its first fully funded Degree Apprentices graduate from the University of Sheffield.

On our pages, there is a range of apprenticeship information and all students in Year 10, 11 and 13 have access to sessions on apprenticeship opportunities offered by various partners.

Current Opportunities

Sport Diploma and Football Development Programme – Sheffield Wednesday

Drop-in Sessions

Do you need advice on what career path to take next? Or need help applying for Sixth Form, University or an Apprenticeship?

Come and visit us for a drop-in session, most Thursdays 3.30 – 4.30 PM in the Careers Hub, Music Corridor, E Block.


Apprenticeship Search

If you are unsure of where to start when looking for an apprenticeship, here are some resources you can use to search for local opportunities. Apprenticeship Search

Here you can search and apply for all levels of apprenticeships throughout England.

Get My First Job

Are you interested in apprenticeships? This site will provide you with essential information about apprenticeships.

QA Apprenticeships

Looking for your perfect career? Want to learn more about apprenticeships? Find out all there is to know about the latest career trends.

Post-16 Apprenticeships

Students who are looking for an alternative to sixth form may consider looking at apprenticeships, the links below provide useful information on how to get started.

UCAS Apprenticeships

What are apprenticeships, what’s needed to get on one, how do you apply?

Get In Go Far

Apprenticeships can help you get your career going. Find out more about what an apprenticeship involves and get started today!


Skills Made Easy

Apprenticeships help provided by Sheffield City Council, including opportunities in your local area.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

As well as post-16 apprenticeships there are also higher and degree apprenticeships available. These are a useful way of learning hands-on alongside studying for a degree.

Sheffield Hallam University

We offer higher and degree apprenticeships you can study while working 30+ hours a week in a relevant job role.


Our degree apprenticeships give apprentices, employees and school or college leavers a different route to traditional university study.

UCAS Degree Apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships are a new type of programme offered by some universities. Students can achieve a full bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of their apprenticeship.

SHU Degree Apprenticeship at Home

We offer higher and degree apprenticeships you can study while working 30+ hours a week in a relevant job role.


For students looking to go into work it’s important to know that until the age of 18 you have to be in some kind of formal learning – hence if you would like to be working from age 16 years and above this would either be on a part-time basis whilst studying at college or sixth form or as part of an apprenticeship framework.


With Indeed, you can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career.

Total Jobs

As the UK’s largest hiring platform, Totaljobs have over 280,000 live jobs adverts, helping you to find any type of job, in any industry, wherever you are based.


The UK’s #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED’s network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world.

Rotherham Council Jobs

As a large South Yorkshire employer, we have a range of exciting opportunities which we add to every day.


Search Fish4Jobs to find your ideal next job from a selection of live vacancies. Upload your CV now and let recruiters find you with Fish4jobs.

Meadowhall Vacancies

Check out the latest part time vacancies available at Meadowhall.

Go Construct

The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.

Health Careers

There are over 350 different careers in the NHS. Many work with patients but there are many that don’t. Not everyone needs a degree either! What they all have in common is that they make a difference to people’s lives everyday.

Sector Specific Information

This information is based specifically on a sector of interest, if there are any sectors which you would like including please contact careers.

Construction and Property

There are dozens of career paths within Construction & Property, spanning the multiple fields that this Career Zone encompasses.


Engineers use a logic, maths and scientific principles to design and improve technology, buildings and all sorts of other things.


Hear from apprentices who work within the energy and utilities sector.