Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeships help to improve the quality and range of opportunities available to you, and you will benefit from continuing to learn throughout your life.

There are currently apprenticeship opportunities available with the Army, and with Border Force. See below for more details.

Border Force Apprenticeships

We are looking for a number of apprentices to join our Operational Delivery programme.

But why join Border Force?

This apprenticeship offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn, earn and develop your skills. If successful, you will be joining over 280,000 people in the Operational Delivery Profession across Government who have the vital job of keeping the country running and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Commitment; Discipline; Respect and Moral Courage are the values that drive Border Force staff forward to help us achieve our vision and this role gives you an opportunity to:

  • Be in a position to positively affect some of the challenges facing our country today;
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications including a Level 3 Award in Operational Delivery;
  • Develop a wide range of skills and experience that will prepare you for a career both inside and outside the Civil Service;

So what do we do?

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. We are responsible for managing the UK border control by enforcing immigration and customs regulations and working with the wider Home Office on counter terrorism, organised crime, modern slavery and trafficking.

This is some of the most important and challenging work in Government as it both protects and enhances the UK economy and if you are successful, you could be part of that.

The apprenticeship will take up to 18 months to complete and you will be on probation for the first 12 months, with a view to becoming a permanent Assistant Officer (AO) if you meet the selection criteria.

This is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year job and you will be working at one of the UK’s 140 seaports, airports, 200+ general aviation ports, postal depots and international rail network. This includes the Eurostar from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International and the Eurotunnel from Coquelles to Cheriton, where Border Force has juxtaposed controls.

You will need to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to apply for the role, so please refer to this section in the candidate pack. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria will result in the removal of your application.

If all of this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. Please refer to the link below for further information.

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British Army Apprenticeships

Get paid and get qualified with an apprenticeship through the Army.

Learn a trade. Build a career. Make mates for life. The Army’s apprenticeship programme gives all new soldiers the chance to work whilst learning skills for life and earning around £18,800.

As the UK’s largest apprenticeship employer provider, we have lots of different apprenticeships in a range of trades and skills, including but not limited to:

  • Plumbing
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Chef
  • Driving
  • Business Administration
  • ICT
  • Engineering

Your apprenticeship will be planned to fit around your military training. That means as well as becoming a soldier in the British Army, you’ll also be working towards a qualification valued by employers outside of the Army.

You’ll enjoy a salary of around £18,800, plus a range of other benefits: including 38 days’ paid leave, subsidised food and accommodation, gym and sports facilities and free medical and dental care.

You’ll never stop learning new skills, earning new qualifications, seeing new places and making new friends in the Army. From pursuing your favourite sports to taking part in Adventurous Training across the world, if you’re looking for a career that takes you places, discover the Army apprenticeship programme.

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