Become an apprentice
Start something new. Earn while you learn and gain the skills, qualifications and work experience that you need to support you on your career path.

What is an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you work in a real job, gaining hands-on experience. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

Unlike other employees, you also get paid-for training with at least 20% of your time spent in off-the-job training, often at a college, university or with a training provider getting nationally recognised qualifications to help further your career.

Your training is funded by the government and your employer, and you receive a regular salary.

Apprenticeships are available to anyone older than 16 and they are a great option for getting on the job ladder or changing your career.

Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.

Apprentices earn a salary right from the first day of their employment and training.

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. Whether you’re at the start of your career, want to change career direction, or if you’re returning to work after a break.

Apprenticeships are available at companies large and small, in a wide range of industries and organisations, from local organisations to large national brands.

How we can help

The Ealing Apprenticeship Network offers a free support service for Ealing residents who are 16 years and up interested in an apprenticeship.

Run by Ealing Council, the Ealing Apprenticeship Network works closely with training providers, skills and employment organisations and businesses who are looking for apprentices.

With more than 10 years’ experience, we are experts in supporting apprenticeships both within the council and with local businesses.

We provide:

  • General information, advice and guidance on what an apprenticeship is all about and support in the process of applying
  • Workshops to help you identify your knowledge, talents, skills, abilities and qualifications
  • Personalised advice on what type and level of apprenticeship would be most suitable for you,
    based on preference, interest, ability, confidence and aptitude
  • Employability workshops including CV writing, interview skills and techniques and tips on how to become a potential candidate for an apprenticeship
  • Personalised support within the recruitment process such as writing application forms, sending
    application forms, CVs and cover letters to prospective employers, support with preparing to
    attend an interview
  • Opportunities to connect with other apprentices within the Network
    your interest by emailing

To find out more or register your interest email: or call: 020 8825 6234.


We are actively monitoring the situation and working to minimise disruption as much as possible. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our service users and colleagues. We are running critical services only, this means that we are able to put you on our mailing list and let you know of vacancies for apprenticeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities as and when they arise.  ​

Find out more about the recruitment process

Real Stories


Jasmeet’s story

Jasmeet Bhurjee works in the leader’s office at Ealing Council, helping the leader and his team.


Amy’s story

Amy Pearman began her apprenticeship through the Ealing Apprenticeship Network at Once Upon a Time Nurseries, and is now working there full time as a nursery assistant.
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