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Start your career

You don’t need any previous professional experience to get started with an Apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship is open to anyone, in multiple industries such as accountancy, leadership, and financial services. We can help you find the right one, and put you on the path to a successful career.

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We've created a scholarship to help ten young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to kick start their careers. To learn more about it, and how to apply, visit the accounting scholarship page.

Which careers can be opened up through an Apprenticeship?

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Apprenticeship jobs are available within a broad and diverse range of categories. Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in computing, engineering, travel and tourism to social care, animal care or administration and many more, there are hundreds of different jobs and progression opportunities available to you. You can find out more and explore different careers on the national career services launch website.

Where can you work?

Our apprentices work in many different industries and companies, from smaller companies to FTSE 350 organisations. You can expect your Apprenticeship to open many doors, and you could find yourself working in public or private organisations, in many sectors: retail, banking, finance, insurance, legal, education, manufacturing technology, transportation, IT, technology, services, or logistics.

Apprenticeships are also offered by small and large employers. The job and the Apprenticeship programme will be broadly the same in all organisation sizes, but there are some differences that are worth being aware of:

  • Your working environment may have different benefits depending on where you choose to work.

  • Job roles may be more/less competitive to apply for, depending on the size of organisation and how recognised their company name is.

  • Larger organisations can have established internal career progression programmes available.

  • Location of work may differ depending on the size of employer - this may affect how you get to work and whether you can get public transport or need access to a car.

  • If you choose to work with a smaller employer, you may be part of a smaller group of apprentices, or be the only one in the office. Although this can be daunting, it can often mean that you are exposed to a wider range of workplace activities sooner than your peers.

If you’d like to see what Apprenticeships are currently available via Kaplan, you can have a look at our Jobs Board for more information.

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Engineering and Manufacturing

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Health and Science

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What Apprenticeships can I do with Kaplan?

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Watch our video of Kai talking about his Apprenticeship (2:33)


Our Apprenticeships are a great way to kick-start your career. We offer Apprenticeships in accountancy and tax and banking and finance. You’ll work alongside industry professionals while developing career-ready skills and gaining a professional qualification. You can start at any level, from an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2), to a master’s degree level Apprenticeship (Level 7).*

*You will not receive a masters degree upon completion of a Level 7 Apprenticeship.

What job roles can you have when doing an Apprenticeship?

Here are some examples of the jobs you could be working in as an apprentice training with Kaplan. Keep in mind that these could be in any number of sectors, from the arts, to construction, healthcare to creative industries - the opportunities are endless.

Accountancy
  • Assistant accountant

  • Tax and accounting technician

  • Management accountant
  • Credit controller

  • Professional accountant

  • Taxation profession
Banking and Finance
  • Financial services customer advisor

  • Investment operation administrator

  • Investment operations technician/specialist

  • Mortgage adviser
  • Insurance practitioner

  • Compliance/risk specialist

  • Bank relationship manager

  • Financial services professional

Starting out and securing your Apprenticeship

Once you’ve decided which sector and job role you’d like to build your career in, there are some things you can do to prepare and help you secure your Apprenticeship position.

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  • Make sure your CV and LinkedIn profile are up to date and reflect your most recent achievements

  • Don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar - it says a lot about your professionalism and skills in this area

  • Include SMART objectives you have achieved where you can show the measurement and achievements

  • Get it reviewed by a trusted professional to gain feedback

Presenting the professional you - in person or virtually

Since COVID-19 more and more businesses and assessments are being taken through video-conferencing systems. Most of us are familiar with having virtual meetings now, either with colleagues, friends or family, but you should remember that virtual interviews are still interviews - where you will be judged on how you present a professional you. Here are some resources to get you thinking about how to have an interview virtually.

Interview tips

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Maya Bhardwa - Audit and Business Service trainee

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"My Apprenticeship allows me to climb the ladder of my chosen career quicker. I can see where the progression is within my company and where I want to be."

Maya Bhardwa - Audit and Business Service Trainee. Maya's story


You can send us your CV and we can match your profile to one of our vacancies.

Or give Student Services a call on 0161 259 7400 to find out more.


Apprenticeships not for you?

If an Apprenticeship is not for you, after completing your GCSE’s you could consider one of the new technical based T-Level qualifications. Aimed at sixth formers, these qualifications offer more classroom study than Apprenticeships. T-Levels allow you to develop the technical knowledge and skills required by employers through an extended industry placement and classroom based studies. For more information on T-Levels visit the Government’s T-Level website launch.


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