Armed Forces Lead the Way on Apprentice Take-ups – with 40 Different Schemes to Choose From



If you want to hear "You're hired!", do an apprenticeship. Since 2010, almost six million people have enrolled in these earn-as-you-learn schemes. The Armed Forces has 40 different apprentice schemes to choose from, offering great opportunities for career development and personal growth.

Top Sectors Signing Up This Year

In light of National Apprenticeship Week, we're highlighting some of the UK's top apprenticeship schemes and providing expert advice on how to make the most of your training and climb the career ladder. Let's explore the top sectors signing up apprentices this year.


The Army is a huge supporter of apprenticeships, with 90 percent of new joiners enrolling via a scheme. With 40 types of apprenticeships on offer, ranging from Level 2 to 6, the Army provides clear routes for promotion, career progression, and personal development. Apply at


BT and Virgin Media O2 are offering apprenticeship roles in software engineering, data analytics, cyber-security, and more. Visit and for more information.

Professional Services

KPMG, BDO, and Deloitte are offering apprenticeship opportunities in management consulting, accounting, tax, and other professional services. Visit,, and respectively to explore these vacancies.


Superdrug, Savers, Aldi, THG, and the Co-Op are all hiring apprentices in various roles. Apply at,,, and respectively.


Hilton, Nando's, and McDonald's are providing apprenticeship opportunities in the hospitality industry. Apply at,, and respectively.


The Go Ahead group is offering 850 apprenticeships. Visit to apply.

A Flying Start

A team of 40 British Airways apprentices recently managed the departure of a flight to South Africa, showcasing their key role in aviation. British Airways and easyJet are both hiring apprentices this year. Visit and respectively for more information.

Positive Mindset is Key

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO, shares his advice for apprentices on how to succeed in their careers. Embrace learning, show initiative, build a network, find a mentor, and be adaptable with a positive mindset.

A Road to Progress

Jaguar Land Rover, Leyland Trucks, and Renishaw are providing apprenticeship opportunities in various roles. Visit,, and respectively to apply.

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