About RateMyApprenticeship

We’re RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk. Think of us like TripAdvisor, but for jobs and careers advice rather than restaurants in Liverpool.

Home to thousands of reviews left by apprentices across the UK, we’re the go-to website for young people looking to land their dream apprenticeship straight out of school.

Partnering with over 6,000 schools and colleges, our mission is to help students understand all of their career options, whilst providing resources for careers advisors, teachers and parents to support them.

We’re firm believers that university is no longer the only route to success, and are committed to encouraging young people to pursue the right path for them. No matter who they are or what qualifications they have.

Our story

RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk was born in 2013 after The Richard Review revealed that a ‘lack of impartial advice’ was stopping school and college leavers from applying for apprenticeships.

As pioneers in review platforms, having started RateMyPlacement.co.uk in 2007, our co-founders Ollie and Ali saw an opportunity to help young people take the first steps in their career by showcasing the alternatives to university.

And so they decided to set up RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk. A review platform where apprentices could leave honest feedback about their experience, and young people could get the inside scoop on what it’s like to do an apprenticeship - before applying.

Since then, over 35,000 reviews have been left on our website and 200 of the best apprenticeship employers in the UK have advertised their opportunities with us.

Today, 100,000 school and college leavers visit us each month to search and apply for their perfect apprenticeship. Sign up NOW to join them and be first to hear about new jobs →

Oliver Sidwell

Oliver Sidwell heads up the client side of the business, managing our Commercial team. He also keeps himself busy with co-hosting The Jack & Ollie Show | The Early Careers Podcast, representing Loughborough University as President of the Alumni Association and actively fundraising for WWF-UK.

Alastair Lindsay

Alastair Lindsay leads our Client Services team, and nothing makes him happier than if a campaign has gone well and a client is happy. Outside of work, you’ll often find him running - whether that’s round the park with a buggy in tow, or supporting Children with Cancer in the London Marathon.

How we can help

Whether you’re considering an apprenticeship, university or TikTok stardom, it’s our job to make that decision easier. Here’s how…

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"Many of the students I work with who are interested in apprenticeships are not sure where to start - which is why I always direct them to RateMyApprenticeship!" Suzanne Humphreys, Engagement Coordinator at Havering Sixth Form College

"It's a fantastic resource for students to use and I always recommend RateMyApprenticeship to students and parents." Stuart Gadd, Career Advisor at Guiseley School

"RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk is my go-to resource when talking to students about apprenticeships. I always find the resources and events high quality" Kirsten Witchalls, Careers Adviser at Hall Mead School
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