An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme for those who want to acquire new skills and acquire experience in a certain field.
Apprentices spend most of their time on the job working and learning, with just a tiny amount of time spent studying. As a result, apprenticeships often lead to a recognised qualification.
Can you leave school at 15 to do an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are open to anybody over the age of 16 who is not engaged in full-time education. There are no age restrictions; however, they are sometimes aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 24.