Unlock Your Potential Bursary



Get Funds to Shape Your Future – £500

Put your best foot forward and shape your future with the Unlock Your Potential Bursary – up to £500 all for you to invest in your career

Applications are open from July 2023 – September 30

This is an unmissable opportunity to shape your future with funding available for:

  • Training, courses, tutors 
  • Materials, technology, equipment, and software 
  • Fresh interview outfits to impress and uniforms
  • Childcare and travel costs
  • Professional development activities

Your Application:

You can apply for this Apprentice Nation bursary if you:

  • are eligible to work in the UK
  • are 16 – 24 years old
  • have a UK bank account

–   Step 1:  Earn 300 credits in Skills hub as an Apprentice Nation member. Need some inspiration? Follow this checklist.

–   Step 2:  Complete the application form, telling us a bit about yourself and how you would spend £500 to Unlock Your Potential (word limit: 250-500 max). 

–   Step 3: Tell Apprentice Nation how you would spend £500 to Unlock Your Potential Word limit: 250 – 500 max. Apply here

–   Step 4: Wait to hear from the Apprentice Nation team

Not sure where to start? Email the team (hello@apprenticenation.co.uk) who will be happy to set up a video call to assist in writing your application.

Total Credits Available

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You can click the button below to indicate to us that you have earned 300 Credits.

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Other Information:

We aim to offer funding wherever possible, but we cannot promise that all applications will be successful.

Fund Management:

Each bursary is a maximum of £500 and must be used within 6 months. There is a limited amount of bursary funds (£10,000)  to invest in supporting Apprentice Nation members. Every week, we will look at the pattern of our bursary investment. If we find that a certain type of training or piece of technology for example, has received a disproportionate amount of bursary funding we reserve the right to adjust our application approvals to ensure a balanced funding distribution.

Privacy and Data:

See Apprentice Nation Terms and Conditions for full details.


Apprentice Nation is committed to the bursary funds being used in the right way. If a fraud is detected your application will be declined.

If you are successful in receiving the bursary funds then you must spend the money as agreed, keeping all receipts and supplying a scanned copy or photograph of them to us within 30 days of the expenditure being incurred. Apprentice Nation may contact suppliers to confirm the receipt of the sum claimed.  If there is insufficient or inaccurate evidence that the funds were spent as agreed, the relevant sum shall be repayable to Apprentice Nation.  If there is evidence of fraud, the full sum paid to the recipient shall be repayable.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Apprentice Nation bursaries support young people (16 – 24) to enter or progress in their careers to Unlock Potential.

Apprentice Nation strives to be an inclusive organisation, and we are committed to meeting the aims of our diversity and equal opportunities policy, in line with the Equality Act 2010 and its provisions for positive action to encourage those from under-represented groups with what the law defines as “protected characteristics”.

When you apply for a bursary we will request consent for your diversity information to be used, where appropriate, in the application assessment process. Diversity information is also used to help us monitor Apprentice Nation bursary applications, take-up and benefit. For more information please read RockCorps and Apprentice Nations guide to diversity and inclusivity monitoring.

These guidelines were last updated on 01 Jan 2022 and contain all the information you need to apply. If you still have a question or you need help in applying please contact hello@apprenticenation.co.uk. We are also here to help if you have access needs.

Please note, we reserve the right to amend these guidelines at any time.