GIG - Earn while you learn
Building tomorrow's
workforce, today.
The GIG Academy is for those workers looking to further their career, with the objective of becoming the managers and leaders of tomorrow.
What is the GIG Academy?
The gig academy provides workers with the opportunity
to improve their skills and knowledge-base through
open apprenticeships and online learning courses,
whilst continuing to earn on their own terms.
Choose a course and become
a GIG Apprentice.
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Online learning
Improve your knowledge through
a short online course.
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Who can apply?
The academy is suitable for individuals looking to either
kickstart their career or boost their current skills,
knowledge and career prospects. The minimum
requirements needed to apply are:
Aged 16 and above.
Are either UK or EU residents, and have
lived in the UK for at least 3 years.
Be a registered GIG Seeker or intend to
work through the GIG Platform.
Why GIG Academy
Aside from being entirely free and nationally accredited, the GIG
Academy provides students with the following:
A diverse marketplace of employers exposing workers 
to a wide range of tasks, skills and company cultures.
A flexible learning curriculum and online learning 
portal, allowing workers to ‘earn while the learn’.
Better working conditions, standards and career 
opportunities across multiple sectors.
A supportive team that works with students to help 
develop meaningful career paths and skills.
Whether it’s through our GIG Apprenticeships or Online Learning
Courses, we’re here to make sure workers get the best chance to
improve their skills and career opportunities across multiple sectors.
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Frequently Asked Questions.
Difference between Apprenticeships and Online Courses?
GIG Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with online course work over a 12-18 month curriculum, providing workers with an accredited certificate at the end of the course.

GIG Online Learning is short-term, online training that enhances basic skills and knowledge within a particular sector, and must be completed within 6 weeks.
How much does it cost?
If you’re a registered GIG Seeker, all apprenticeships and online courses can be completed free of charge. Outside of the GIG Academy, these courses carry a tuition fee of £5000 per person. Courses must be applied for and candidates will be formally interviewed upon application.
How long do I have to do each course?
Apprenticeships require a minimum attendance of 12-18 months, while online courses are designed with the intention of taking up to 6 weeks to complete. However, online courses can be completed in a shorter period of time.
What if I have an emergency and can't complete my course or online work?
If you are unable to continue your apprenticeship or online course then please contact GIG directly on and stipulate the reason for having to cease your learning.

Under certain circumstances, we may be able to pause your apprenticeship but, in most cases, cancelling or suddenly discontinuing your learning will result in termination from the GIG Apprenticeship or online course.

However, those who cancel can re-apply.

What is GIG?

GIG is the UK’s largest online platform for flexible shift work.

GIG’s intuitive mobile app provides a transparent and fair
marketplace for temporary work that gives workers instant
access to a wide range of shifts across the Hospitality, Retail,
Warehousing and Events industries.

GIG provides employers and workers with the control and
flexibility they want from today’s labour market.