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Apprenticeships, Training and Skills

If you want to learn and earn money at the same time, or if you’re looking for advice on levelling up the skills and experience you already have, you’re in the right place.

Find information on apprenticeships, training courses, and mentoring opportunities here.

Please be aware that links are provided for signposting purposes. Stonewall is not affiliated with listed organisations or responsible for the content of external websites.

What are the benefits of vocational qualifications?

Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications are great career routes for all young people. 

Benefits include:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Receive recognised qualifications
  • No student loans, no tuition fees
  • Increase your earning potential

To find out more and explore the differences between apprenticeships, vocational qualifications and T levels, head to this page on WorldSkills.  

To hear an LGBTQ+ story about doing an apprenticeship, watch Kerris’ story.  


UCAS Apprenticeships

This page has everything you need to know about apprenticeships, including nation-specific information, how to know if an apprenticeship is right for you, and what sort of jobs they can help you get into in the future.

Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skills

Barnardo’s offers a range of pre-vocational and vocational courses, including Apprenticeships, through its delivery sites across England and Scotland. All courses are individually tailored to the needs of the individual and offer additional personal support to enable every young person to reach their full potential.


WorldSkills UK helps you to explore the exciting careers that can be developed through apprenticeships and technical education. Discover the skills needed and opportunities available in a variety of sectors, hear from other young people about their professions and discover how to take the next steps in your career journey.

Online Skills and Career Courses, Youth Employment UK

Free courses for anyone aged 14-24 to boost your skills and careers confidence. You can enrol in a course to help you prepare for your future, learn more about the journey to work, and explore work experience.

The Prince’s Trust, help for young people

The Prince’s Trust can offer you one-to-one support, advice and guidance so you can continue to develop your confidence and upskill. Use their live chat function, call their support line for free, or enter your postcode to find an opportunity near you.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Explore the Amazing Apprenticeships’ range of inspirational and informative resources, helping to explain apprenticeships if you’re thinking of becoming an apprentice yourself. You can watch the Apprentice Story films to hear from other young people doing apprenticeships in a range of different industries.

BAME Apprenticeship Network

If you’re a Black or Minority Ethnic LGBTQ+ young person, the BAME Apprenticeship Network can help you find an apprenticeship that’s right for you, as well as offering mentoring and personal and professional development opportunities to help you apply and grow your confidence.

Talent RISE

If you’ve been struggling, Talent RISE can help you on your journey into work. Reach out to Talent RISE and you can get support with your CV, interviews, mentoring and coaching, as well as access to job, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.

Aviva x Stonewall Young Futures

Head to this page to discover career options from our corporate partner, Aviva. Hear from employees at Aviva about what it's like to be LGBTQ+ in the workplace and how the Pride staff network supports everyone.


Careers Wales - Apprenticeship Search

Search and apply for apprenticeships across Wales. You can search by keyword, sector, apprenticeship level and postcode or location. The vacancies listed are provided through the Welsh Government's Apprenticeship Vacancy Service