Apprenticeships are government funded work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over.

They combine on the job training with nationally-recognised qualifications and are a great way to learn real-world skills that will help you in your future career.

Apprenticeships combine:

  • Classroom lessons
  • Work experience
  • Salary
  • Nationally recognised qualifications

Although people typically associate apprenticeships with a younger demographic, they have become increasingly popular with people coming back into the workforce or changing careers.

In 2012, Angela’s company MiddletonMurray pioneered the concept of the “Zero to Degree” apprenticeship, where you can complete multiple apprenticeships consecutively, to eventually earn a degree level qualification.

Apprenticeships are also a great way for employers to train the skills they need and reinvigorate their workforce in a cost-effective way.

Because the government subsidises an apprentice’s salary, the benefit of having fresh young talent heavily outweighs the cost of integrating them into your business.

How does it work?

For learners, an apprenticeship provides both on-the-job training and classroom instruction, allowing apprentices to earn a salary while learning a trade. 

For young people and adult learners alike, an apprenticeship provides an opportunity to build or further develop a career in their chosen industry.

For employers, the benefits include:

  • Cost-effective talent
  • Young, energetic staff
  • Technical skills training
  • Dedicated assessors

Usually, 1 day per week will be allocated to classroom-based learning and exams, with the rest of the apprentice’s time spent implementing what they learn in the workplace.

School/ college leavers

MiddletonMurray’s renowned School and College Leaver programme offers a dynamic alternative to university.

Their bespoke ‘Zero 2 Degree’ apprenticeship programme gives school and college leavers an opportunity to start a meaningful career without building up tuition and accommodation debt.

Currently employed

If you’re already in employment and interested in completing an Apprenticeship, MiddletonMurray can speak to your employer on your behalf about establishing a programme that works for you and your employer.


Apprenticeships are a great way to learn relevant skills and get your foot in the door, but this page is just an introduction to how they work.

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