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Apprentices and Work Experience: Advertising

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL12622, tabled on 26 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a single online portal for advertising (1) apprenticeships, and (2) work experience.

Answered on

9 February 2021

Apprenticeship opportunities in England can be found on the ‘Find an apprenticeship’ (FAA) service on GOV.UK: Employers can use the ‘recruit an apprentice’ service to advertise on FAA; we encourage employers to use this to maximise engagement with their vacancies. Prospective apprentices can search for vacancies on FAA and create an account to manage their applications and get alerts about new apprenticeships.

We publish figures for monthly apprenticeship vacancies reported on the FAA website here: Between October and December 2020, employers advertised over 21,000 apprenticeship vacancies on the FAA website.

Traineeship opportunities in England can be found on the ‘Find a traineeship’ service on GOV.UK: Providers can advertise traineeships on 'Find a traineeship' and young people can use the service to search and apply for the right opportunities for them.

We are enhancing the National Careers Service website to become a single source of government-assured careers information for young people and adults. The revamped website will bring together all the learning and careers routes available to people, along with improved content on work experience, the job market, and applying for roles. The website will also offer personalised content recommendations for users, access to local and regional careers information and advice for specific groups, including parents, school pupils and the unemployed. The Careers & Enterprise Company, who deliver support to schools and colleges to provide work experience, will ensure the site is used as part of careers education for young people. The National Careers Service website can be found here: