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Why choose an apprenticeship?

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Earn while you learn

Apprenticeships are essentially a job with training. They are a fantastic way to gain build capability and competency through work-based learning, whether you're starting or changing your career, or if you’re looking to upskill in a profession.

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Comprehensive learning

Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete, through a combination of work-based projects, practical workshops, progress reviews, and tutor led courses. They often have the option to achieve a professional qualification or certification.

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Boost your career

Apprenticeships are linked to specific job roles and ensure you develop the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to succeed and excel in your chosen career.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Simply put, anyone can do an apprenticeship. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, an apprenticeship could suit you very well. If you’ve just left education, it’ll give you the skills and knowledge you need to start a career. If you’re already in a role, an apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop and gain essential skills, as well boost your career prospects for the future.

  • Apprenticeships aren’t just for young people

    You have to be over 16, but anyone can start an apprenticeship at any age. Kaplan’s oldest adult apprentice is 72!
  • Graduates can do an apprenticeship

    As long as they are learning significant new skills and their degree isn’t in something similar at the same level.
  • Options for everyone, at every level

    Kaplan’s apprentices are from a range of backgrounds and we offer options at most levels. Learn more about our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Existing staff can do an apprenticeship

    No matter how long they’ve been working at a company, as long as an apprenticeship has significant new learning, existing staff are eligible. In fact it’s a great way to build your skills whilst you keep working.

Kickstart your career with an apprenticeship

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Why Kaplan?

Kaplan is an apprenticeship specialist, offering a range of apprenticeship programmes in Accountancy and Tax, Banking and Financial Services, and Data and Technology.


Track record

We’re one of the largest apprenticeship specialists, delivering apprenticeship programmes for over 20 years.



Our top team of expert tutors and talent coaches develop over 10,000 apprentices each year.


Expert support

Regular 1:1 contact and progress reviews with a Talent Coach to keep learners on track and progressing as they should be.



55% of our apprentices have gained a pay rise, and 35% have achieved a promotion upon successful completion of their apprenticeship.

Who will support your apprenticeship?

Whilst you’re doing your apprenticeship you will have support from a wide range of people, including expert tutors, talent coach, academic support, your line manager, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, and Kaplan’s student service team.

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Peer support

The Kaplan Apprenticeship Advisory Panel gives you the chance to represent your peers, and be supported by representatives who have your best interests at heart.

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Careers Advice and Guidance

All Kaplan learners will have access to careers information and support to ensure you can achieve your education and career goals.

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Don’t just take our word for it

20+ years

We're a leading apprenticeship specialist with 20+ years' experience

Expert teaching

Qualified, expert tutors train over 10,000 apprentices each year.

Highly rated

Rated 4th out of the top 50 apprenticeship providers on Rate My Apprenticeship.

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The support has been excellent from the get go. I have catch up meetings on a regular basis with my talent coach who not only guides me through the apprenticeship process, but checks in to make sure that I’m on track with my studies and exams.

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Kaplan made it easy for me to study AAT and I was able to learn at the pace that suited me

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