Young Professionals

Become an outstanding young professional in 12 months

Step Forward is a unique apprenticeship scheme for young people in London, aged 17 – 20 (up to 24 for some courses*).

Choosing a career and applying for jobs can be a daunting task. How can you stand out to employers? You need a job to get experience and experience to get a job. And how do you know which career to choose without trying it first?

With the cost of higher education rising and an increasingly competitive job market, it’s smart to give yourself as many options as possible.  And that’s where we come in.

Advanced apprenticeships from Step Forward give you all the tools you need to shine: a paid job, useful skills for work & study, a network of contacts and a qualification.

Run by leading national charity, The Challenge, the scheme is free for all young people.  So when you finish, whether you want to go onto University or start your career early, you’ll be head & shoulders above your peers and debt-free.

Our graduates have gone onto succeed in a variety of different ways, including winning competitive degree-level apprenticeships, staying on with their employers, setting up their own enterprises or studying a subject they know they are passionate about at university.

With just one application we can help you find an apprenticeship in London that’s perfect for you.  We can connect you with top employers, high quality training & a network of supportive mentors, colleagues & friends.

We currently have three start date options:

  • January 2018 (Software Development only)
  • September 2018

So, what are you waiting for? Learn more about our courses.

*17 – 20 for all pathways, 17 – 24 for Software Development & IT Solutions

Success Stories

Hear from some of our Step Forward apprentices


Not only does Step Forward develop your skills and confidence, it allows you to expand your horizons and believe in yourself. On this course, I achieved things I didn’t think I was capable of and a lot of that is due to the amazing support I received along the way.

Jordanna Knight

Step Forward 2016 Graduate