Learn about Registered Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are structured training programs where individuals learn a specific trade or profession through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Apprentices gain practical experience while earning a wage, ultimately preparing them for successful careers in their chosen field.

For apprenticeships, prior job-specific knowledge or experience may not be mandatory. Instead, the apprenticeship offers a hands-on learning experience where individuals acquire job-related skills while performing the tasks associated with the role.

An apprenticeship offers a dynamic blend of learning and earning, providing invaluable benefits to kickstart your career journey. 

  • Earn as you learn: Guaranteed wage increases accompany your skill development, ensuring financial stability throughout your apprenticeship journey.
  • Workplace-relevant skills: Through on-the-job learning, you’ll acquire practical skills directly applicable to your chosen industry, setting you apart as a valuable asset in the workforce.
  • Access to mentorship: Connect with seasoned professionals who can offer guidance and support, helping you navigate the intricacies of your chosen field and accelerate your career growth.


  • Structured, formal training programs.
  • Typically longer-term, lasting for months to years, in some industries.
  • Focus on developing specific skills for a particular trade or profession.
  • Involve paid work from the start.
  • Often lead to full-time employment within the company upon completion.


  • Temporary positions providing hands-on experience.
  • Typically shorter-term, ranging from a few weeks to a few months.
  • Offer experience in a specific field to complement education.
  • May be paid or unpaid, depending on the organization and location.
  • Serve as a temporary learning experience without a guaranteed job offer.
  • Connect with professionals in your industry of interest through networking events, industry conferences, or online platforms.
  • Research and explore registered apprenticeship opportunities offered through employers or program sponsors.
  • Apply directly with the employer or program sponsor once you’ve found a suitable opportunity.
  • Contact the employer or sponsor directly for any questions or additional information about specific apprenticeships.
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