Professional Apprenticeships in Business, Finance & Law

Professional Apprenticeships

Get ready for the real world...

If you're young, bright, ambitious and considering a career such as Accountancy, Financial Services, Investment Operations, HR or Marketing then a Professional Apprenticeship could be the right choice for you.

BPP Professional Apprenticeships enable you to start gaining hands-on experience with an employer in your chosen profession straight after your GCSEs or A Levels, while working towards the professional qualifications you'll need to succeed in your career. It's a full-time job with a full-time salary and no tuition fees.

...with you in control.

With an apprenticeship, you can decide just how far you want to progress as your career develops. Even better, if you choose to have a break or change direction you'll have valuable qualifications and experience under your belt.

"My apprenticeship means genuine career prospects, real work experience, a salary and no fees to pay"

Top employers

BPP is an apprenticeships training provider for many of the UK's leading companies, from independent firms to large corporate businesses including RBS, Fujitsu, KPMG, Ford and AXA. We work with them to find, train and develop apprentices within their business. You'll learn the skills your employer needs and become a strong asset to them for the future as well as gaining qualifications taught by expert BPP tutors.

Progression routes

Each and every one of our apprenticeships are aligned with a professional qualification with a clear progression path to the next qualification in your chosen career without having to go to university. Training costs are funded by your company and/or the government so you won't build up debt from tuition fees (it's not uncommon to leave university owing over £26000!*). You could actually qualify as a Chartered Accountant in five years as an apprentice rather than six via university.

"BPP helped me secure a role and start my career with a global company."

BPP Professional Apprenticeship Programmes

Whatever specific area you're interested in, we've a wide range of apprenticeships available across the fields of Business, Finance and Law with employers across the country. Each is uniquely aligned with a recognised professional qualification, and can help get you started on a high-flying career - in some cases, you'll move up even quicker than you would as a graduate.


Programmes include Accountancy, Tax, Auditing, Insurance and Investment, with qualifications from AAT, ICAEW and CIMA, amongst others.
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Business Administration, Marketing Administration, HR, and Consulting. Gain professional qualifications with CIPD, CIM, MCA and C&G.
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Our Professional Apprenticeships in Legal Administration and Legal Secretary are taught by experts and incorporate CILEx qualifications.
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BPP School for Young Professionals

FREE 3-day CV and Interview course designed to give you a taste of Professional Apprenticeships

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We'll help you find an apprenticeship role.

The companies we work with trust us to help them find the fresh and agile minds their businesses need. That's why we can offer you a free recruitment service: to find you a place in a company that is looking to grow talent from within, while paying you a salary and supporting your development. Search and apply.

Once you're on your apprenticeship, we'll support you and help you progress too. And with lectures available via Online Classroom and our award winning Online Classroom Live, you'll have the flexibility to study when it suits you.

Any questions?

You probably have a few questions before you search and apply. So here are the answers to the most common ones.

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Not at all. With all the recent changes in going to university together with the desire to find a job, Professional Apprenticeships offer a real alternative for high-achieving school leavers.
As well as being paid a wage, nearly 100% of the time your employer pays for the training costs. Your employer can also apply for government funding towards the cost depending on your age and apprenticeship programme. If you're aged 24+ and do need funds to cover the training cost, you can apply for an Advanced Learning loan from the government to help pay fees and charges for Level 3 and Level 4 or Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships. To find out more:
You can do. Our apprenticeships offer clear pathways to qualifications previously only accessible via University. So after your apprenticeship you could take it further and end up with the same letters after your name.
It's hard to say. You'll earn money throughout your apprenticeship of course, without building up a student debt from tuition fees. Plus you'll also have valuable experience that makes you more attractive to an employer – which in the long term means you might well be better off.
When you put it like that, university looks very attractive. But as an apprentice, not only will you avoid the costs associated with going to university, you'll also have the advantage of already being in a paid job, having really valuable experience and getting your career off to a flying start.

Find your apprenticeship role

If you're ready for the real-world our FREE recruitment service can help you find a suitable job to enable you to take on an apprenticeship. Simply upload you CV via Get My First Job and we'll let you know about any suitable vacancies.

Already working? No problem

You can still apply to start an apprenticeship even if you already have a job. Basically, you'll need to:

  • Be working 30+ hours in a role relevant to the apprenticeships you're applying for.
  • Have a full time permanent contract, and have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for 3 or more years.
  • Not have a degree or qualification at the same level as the apprenticeships you're applying for.

To make absolutely sure you qualify, try our online check: