Learning on the job
There are lots of different courses that can help you to gain new skills, qualifications and work experience at the same time. You'll get paid for some of these, so they're a good option if having an income is important to you.
This section gives you some information on four different options for you to learn on the job: apprenticeships, traineeships, supported internships and volunteering.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. This means you can earn money while you learn the skills needed for your career.
Traineeships combine training with work experience. They help young people aged 16-24 to prepare for an apprenticeship or other employment.
Supported internships help young people aged 16-24 to learn the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.
Volunteering can be a great opportunity to develop skills and learn new ones, whilst also having fun and getting work experience.