3 of the Weirdest & Most Random Apprenticeship Schemes

Many young people decide university isn’t the ideal route for them after completing their A Levels. Instead, the number of people opting for work-based learning via an apprenticeship is on the rise.

Apprenticeships are available in a huge array of industries and sectors including engineering, plumbing, computing and more, but have you ever thought about the stranger and more unusual apprenticeships that are available?

We’ve scoured the internet to find three of the weirdest and most random apprenticeship schemes available to young people in the UK.

Pig Farmer

For those interested in an agriculture career, a pig farming apprenticeship could be ideal. Students will learn the differences between pig breeds, how to raise and breed domestic pigs as livestock and all about the most humane ways to slaughter pigs in order to supply meat to the food industry.

The working hours for pig farmers can be long and the job is tiring, but the rewards are worth it. A job in agriculture can land someone a six-figure pay check.


A mortician’s apprenticeship is not for the faint hearted. A mortician prepares bodies of the deceased for burial or cremation, helping to make a person’s last ‘appearance’ dignified, respectful and as per their wishes. It can be a fulfilling job that that helps many bereaved families say goodbye to their loved ones.

Being a mortician’s apprentice can be a creative job that will require someone who is happy to work in an environment that prepares the deceased.


For foodies with a specific interest in chocolate, baking and art, a chocolatier apprenticeship will teach you to make, craft and package delicious sweet treats. Whilst you won’t be sitting around eating chocolate, you will learn the art of chocolate tempering, be involved in new ranges and create stunning sugar decorations.

If you’re someone who is interested in food, art and love being creative, a chocolatier apprenticeship could be an ideal choice.

Apprenticeships come in a variety of industries, so whether you’re interested in something a little more out of the ordinary or want to stick to a traditional apprenticeship, it’s a great route to go down.

At GET, we offer engineering apprenticeships to young people in the Gloucestershire area. To find out more, please get in touch via our contact page or by calling us on 01452 423461.