Starting life as an apprentice can be daunting. Living within a budget and also delicately balancing work and study can take its toll! So, to make sure your money goes further and you’re able to manage your time successfully, we’ve put together a list of useful websites to make things that much easier.

  1. The Ultimate Health Food Guide

This website is worth a visit if you’re feeling stressed out or ill. Whatever’s getting you down, this resource will provide advice on what foods to eat to build your immunity back up again.

  1. Instuctables.com

This is one of the most useful online resources if you like getting stuck in/making/fixing things yourself. You can learn anything from how to make a breakfast pizza to how to fix a broken shelf.

  1. Recipepuppy.com

Stuck for what to cook tonight and don’t want to buy more food? RecipePuppy allows you to search for recipes based on the ingredients you already have in your cupboards. It’s resourcefulness at its finest!

  1. Lifehacker.co.uk

This website does exactly what it says on the tin: it gives you hacks for everyday life! Featured articles include “Seven Ways to Draw Perfect Circles Without a Compass” and “Three Science-Backed Tips for Extending the Life of Your Phone Battery”.

  1. Freecycle.org

Freecycle allows you to give away your unwanted possessions or get your hands on what other people are giving away in your local area. It’s especially handy for sofas and other household furniture.

  1. Sleepyti.me

Based on the time you have to wake up, this site tells you the best time to go to sleep so that you don’t get up in the middle of a sleep cycle. This means less grogginess the next day, which is important for that apprentice lifestyle!  

  1. Keepmeout.com/en

It’s so easy to give into distractions from social media when you’re supposed to be studying. If you struggle to stay away from them, use KeepMeOut to block certain websites.

  1. Saynoto0870.com

Need to make a call on a number you know you will be charged a premium rate for? This site can recommend an alternative contact number which doesn’t cost the earth. It’s been awarded Website Of The Day by BBC Radio 2 and featured in The Guardian.

  1. Cite2write

Referencing is an important academic skill. To help you master the basic rules and conventions of referencing, Queen’s University Belfast brings you cite2write. Give it a go next time you have to reference several sources in an essay!

  1. Ureddit.com

If you’re looking to learn a new skill, UReddit hosts courses and lessons created by the public. You can use it to learn languages, scientific principles or even computer programming.

What websites have you found useful as an apprentice? Share these with us in the comments below.

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