School and College leavers

Digital apprenticeship opportunities for school and college leavers

Are you a school leaver or college student and want something different? Or perhaps you’ve completed your college course now want some real hands-on industry experience? In either case, you’ve come to the right place.

Once you have an idea of the apprenticeship you want, then you can register with us and we can get started. If you’re unsure about which apprenticeship is right for you, why not visit our Careers Advice pages?

No student debt

If you’re considering university, then remember the only guarantee you’ll have is that you’ll have some debt at the end of it. We don’t offer university degrees and you can find the most up to date university course information from the university you’re interested in. On a NowSkills apprenticeship, you won’t have any student debt to pay off at the end, in fact, you’ll have been paid whilst you learn.

Substantial new skills

Because your digital apprenticeship is funded by the government, there are strict rules which say you must be learning new skills. So if you’ve done a previous qualification that is too similar to your chosen it apprenticeship then it’s likely it can’t be funded. But don’t worry too much about that, our teams of friendly advisers are trained to let you know exactly where you stand and what you’ll be eligible for. The first step is to register with us.

How a NowSkills apprenticeship works

When you’re on an it apprenticeship, it is a little different from college. You’ll have a real paid job and be paid to attend training courses, exams and 1:1 tutor sessions. For more information visit our How apprenticeships work page.

How much can I earn?

If you’re working in the digital sector then you can expect to earn above-average salaries once you’re qualified. With 15 months of apprenticeship working experience, you can expect to accelerate your careers. For more information visit our Future Salary page.