An apprenticeship is a structured programme of training undertaken whilst in employment. This allows the apprentice to learn on the job and develop both transferable skills as well as build up knowledge and understanding of the role.

Although there are currently no apprenticeships designed to take you directly into the role of a chemical engineer, there are organisations that offer apprenticeships in the relevant industries such as the National Apprenticeship Service.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and coordinates the delivery of apprenticeships throughout England.

There are numerous apprenticeships available for those wishing to enter employment directly instead of studying at university. for more information visit their website.

Alternatively, there are many companies around the UK offering places on their own apprenticeship schemes. Contact the companies you're interested in directly to see whether they have any opportunities.