ADHD and an apprenticeship or traineeship

As a teen you may have had the opportunity to undertake work experience that may have led to an apprenticeship or traineeship. If a traineeship or apprenticeship is something that you are only now thinking about then you need to consider your interests, the skills you have or new skills that you would like to learn. Make a plan to help you to focus your ideas and the possible pathways.

If you are still attending school speak with your teachers about what might be possible. If you have left school attend college open days and information sessions to gain information about what might be possible. Speaking with family and friends could also provide links to information about how you can move into an apprenticeship or traineeship.  In making a decision you need to think about your ADHD and what impact it may have on your decision regarding the field you choose. Set goals for yourself to further help you focus on this transition pathway.

Consider the following to assist your transition to a traineeship or apprenticeship:

Identify your

Skills, interests, possible new skills

Identify your current situation

Still at school – talk to teachers


Identify your current situation

Left school – attend open days, discuss with family and friends

Identify how your ADHD will affect your plan

Put strategies into place

Identify next steps

Am I able to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Identify next steps

Do I have the prerequisite subjects or experience?


Identify next steps

Apply for the apprenticeship or traineeship

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