Types of apprenticeships

The Isle of Man is at the forefront of creating successful apprenticeship schemes, with real people getting real jobs at the end of their formal apprenticeship contract.  The employed.im team currently supports apprenticeship programmes for ICT (MICTA), and Engineering and Manufacturing (ACE) and are always happy to support anyone looking to either provide an apprenticeship or anyone looking for an apprenticeship.

Read about the current Isle of Man apprenticeships and the industries taking on recruits through our 'Meet local apprentices' biographies. 

Apprenticeships can last between 2 & 4 years and are open to anyone over the age of 16 – with no upper age limit!  What you get paid depends upon your age and experience, especially if you are looking for a career change later in your career.  However, it is important to note that you will not be eligible for the minimum wage should you not have reached your 19th birthday or if you are between 19 and 24 but within the first 12 months of your apprenticeship.  An apprentice who is 25 years of age or over will be entitled to receive the minimum wage.

On the island, there are many sectors and industries offering apprenticeships that are supported by the Isle of Man Government.  These include Accountancy, Childcare, Construction Apprenticeships, Dental Nurses & Technicians, Farming, Finance, Hairdressing, Health & Beauty, Hospitality, Printing & Veterinary Nursing.

Apprenticeships can be accommodated through any occupation, however, should an employer wish to take on an apprentice they could be eligible for grant assistance for taking on an apprentice. Visit the Isle of Man Government website for further guidance on offering apprenticeships as an Isle of Man business. 

For more information about what UCM courses offer apprenticeships on the island, please visit


Although not all training has to be done through UCM!  Please see MPES for Accountancy related apprenticeship courses,  MICTA Apprenticeship Scheme for ICT apprenticeships and click here for Marketing courses!


Isle of Man Government Apprenticeship Guidance

Visit gov.im to discover the wide range of occupations offering apprenticeship schemes on the Isle of Man