Apprenticeships at UoB

We employ apprentices across a wide range of areas to support all aspects of the organisation - including Laboratories, Administration, Engineering, Finance, IT and more.

What is an apprenticeship?

  • an extended period of training of at least twelve months, with a end-point assessment
  • 80% on-the-job training and at least 20% allocated off-the-job training
  • developing knowledge and skills required for that role and extra transferable skills.

Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) to Level 6/7 (equivalent to Degree/Masters).

An apprentice must be 16 or over but there is no upper age limit.

New national guidelines have been introduced for existing employees. It is now possible to complete 'upskilling' apprenticeships to gain skills and qualifications.

Looking for an apprenticeship at the University?

To find current apprenticeship vacancies at the University, search for ‘University of Bristol’ as an employer on the ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ page of the National Apprenticeship website

Interested in recruiting an apprentice?

If you are a manager at the University interested in recruiting an apprentice, take a look at our guide to the considerations and process involved.

Upskilling existing staff

Under some circumstances, the apprenticeship levy funds can be used to upskill existing University staff. Find out more

Contact us

If you have any questions about employing an apprentice that are not answered on these pages, get in touch with us at

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