The NUS Apprentice extra card gives apprentices savings and a voice!

29th October 2019

The Apprentice extra card is the ONLY discount card dedicated to apprentices. The card’s annual fee of £11 saves you an average of £13.50 per month!


Are you in the loop? Thousands of apprentices are reducing their outgoings with the huge number of savings this card has to offer, including food, fashion, travel, music, tech, and health & fitness.

We know it can be annoying to see student discount websites where only university students are eligible and not apprentices, leaving those in vocational training wondering why they too can’t benefit from such savings. In order to raise the profile of apprentices as an often under-represented body of learners, NAS (The National Apprenticeship Service) partnered with NUS and launched the Apprentice Extra scheme in 2012 to support work-based learners. The card provides apprentices with many of the same discounts and benefits as other students, plus a few apprentice exclusives!

The discounts cover a variety of essentials from more than 150 High St and online partners.  Leading retailers and restaurants, including the likes of McDonald’s, Apple, Accessorize, Domino’s, Amazon, ASOS, Boohoo, Odeon, Office and Superdrug are included in the scheme, while car insurance and driving lessons are benefits which have been added just last year. You can even enjoy your weekends more with some amazing discounts on days out to help you wind down, including £25 off entry at Go Apeup to 49% off at Alton Towersup to 51% off at Thorpe Park and 20% off Virgin Experience Days! Travel costs no longer need to drain the bank balance either with savings such as 12% off 1-year 16-25 railcards10% off pre-booked Cross Country travel25% off Transpennine Express and 20% off with National Express.

“I particularly see a benefit from stores such as Superdrug where I get 10% off. My daughter loves the 15% Claire’s Accessories discount and my favourite of all is the Amazon Prime Student which gives a 6-month trial and then £3.99 per month half price after 6 months!! If you enjoy meals out with family and friends Harvester do a huge discount of 33% on main meals.”

Jen Price, an Apprentice employee of InterLearn currently doing a level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship.


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Coming soon…

…NUS Apprentice extra card will be joining the TOTUM scheme (a student discount scheme currently not available to apprentices) at some point in 2020. This new innovation will bring exciting additional benefits to help apprentices meet the demands of everyday cost of living and enhance their learning journey –

Ensuring Apprentices have a voice

NUS Apprentice extra isn’t just a money saver; it’s an avenue for The National Society of Apprentices (NSoA) to reach out and communicate with apprentices – to help build fact-based understanding that shapes change. Sales of the card fund the NSoA. This society works with more than 120 training providers and employers and represents over 200,000 apprentices UK-wide across all sectors and industries.  NUS want to ensure that everyone understands the issues that apprentices face and empower them to have a national voice that will give them the protection and power they deserve.

Raechel Mattey, NUS vice president (union development), said: 

“Never before has anyone listened to the views of apprentices at a national level, until now. For the first time ever, apprentices will have a voice and it’s high time we started to champion our apprentices by tackling exploitative practices within the industry and rooting out abuse where it exists.”

For more info on the work the NSoA do visit


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