Find apprenticeship opportunities in Essex

Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine on the job training with study. They are for people aged 16 or over.

Apprenticeships can help you progress into full employment or further study.

GOV.UK has more about apprenticeships.

Find an apprenticeship in Essex

Search for apprenticeships at Essex Opportunities to find apprenticeships in your area with employers across Essex.

Apprenticeships at Essex County Council

We offer a range of apprenticeships from Levels 2 to 7, alongside other entry routes to work. You can read more about entry to work with us at the Working for Essex website. 

ACL Essex apprenticeships

ACL Essex offers a range of apprenticeships for people looking to improve their career prospects. It has apprenticeships for all ages.

ACL Essex's apprenticeships include:

  • placements in business, accounting and finance, project management, administration, team leading, management and customer service
  • placements in early years and educational settings
  • placements in health, medical and social care.

National Apprenticeship Service has a list of vacancies across the UK.

Work-based learning

Work-based learning courses are for people who are already employed and want to further their knowledge in their sector. These courses combine your employment with on-the-job training from a tutor and sometimes classroom sessions outside of working hours.

ACL Essex offers work-based learning in:

  • early years and education
  • health and social care
  • leadership and management
  • business
  • hospitality and housekeeping


Employers can also find more about hiring an apprentice on Essex Opportunities.

ACL Essex offers support for businesses to run staff training programmes and apprenticeships. They aim to help businesses develop an efficient and skilled workforce.

Apprenticeship initiative for Essex schools

We are inviting Essex schools to use our apprenticeship levy pot to help upskill their staff.

Financial support can be used to help cover training costs for school staff wishing to undertake an apprenticeship.

There is no age limit on apprenticeships. They are available across a range of professions, including:

  • business support
  • teaching assistants
  • site maintenance
  • catering

School staff undertaking an apprenticeship will spend 20% of their time on ‘off-the-job training’. Our team can connect schools to experienced and trusted training providers to help support apprentices’ learning.

To find out more about financial support to offer apprenticeships to your staff, you can: