Latest Apprentice extra news

With the recent news of a £695 million package to support apprenticeships on the way and the apprentice minimum wage set to increase next April, the future looks bright for both the apprentice and the provider.

For any young person starting out, it’s tough making ends meet. Learning to manage our money is fiddly but fundamental.  And as we earn - we learn.

The NUS Apprentice extra card is one simple way to cut costs and the ONLY discount card dedicated to apprentices. 1000s are already saving an average of £13.50 per month on everything from food and fashion to travel and toiletries.

With access to hundreds of discounts for work and play, budgeting doesn’t have to be boring 😴.

“Working as a beauty therapist means things don’t come cheap! I regularly have to nip out to different shops to get things for work – from cotton pads and cotton buds to make-up brushes and tweezers. If I haven’t got much money, knowing I can save over £10 on all of these products is amazing.”


Here at Apprentice extra, we’re proud of our ethics so work closely in partnership with the Co-op to offer apprentices 10% off their grocery bill; food that’s good for you and the planet. There’s also great discounts on eating out at Pizza Express, Chiquito, Frankie & Benny’s, Domino’s and Las Iguanas to name but a few!

Days out…

After a long week at work, there’s some amazing discounts on days out to help wind down, including £25 entry at Go Ape, up to 49% off at Alton Towers, up to 51% off at Thorpe Park, 25% off student price tickets at Odeon and 20% off Virgin Experience Days.


Keeping the work wardrobe up-to-date can be painful on the pocket so here’s some great fashion discounts to soften the blow…10% off at ASOS, 10% off at Boohoo, 10% off at Forever 21, 10% off at Missguided and 10% off at Jack Wills


Just the commute to work can drain the bank balance but here’s some discounts to help cut the cost of the journey or just enjoy when you’re out and about…12% off 1-year 16-25 railcards and 20% off with National Express. And if you’re thinking about driving lessons, there’s good deals to be had here too.  


Cosmetics and toiletries come with a high price tag – especially if you want the big brands.  Buffer the shock at the till with 15% off at Lookfantastic, 15% off at Eyeko and 15% off at Illamasqua + more.

 “This little card is probably one of the best purchases I’ve made and has paid for itself many times over.” 

For just £11, apprentices can get hold of a card here and information on discounts can be found on the NUS Apprentice extra website.

Cardholders could make their money back in one weekend!

And we’re not just banging the bucks for apprentices!  Organisations registered to sell the card, could gain an additional source of income by buying the cards in bulk direct from NUS as digital voucher codes.  The bigger the order, the bigger the discount! Interested in hearing more?  Read more and register here.

NUS works to represent apprentices through the National Society of Apprentices (NSoA) and profits from the card fund the society.  You can read more about their work here

And while you’re here…Did you know for students in full-time education, NUS extra has been rebranded and is now TOTUM. With all the same great discounts we know and love, students can now download the TOTUM app for free which connects them directly to their place of study with loads of exciting new features to make sure their time as a student is the best it can be. FIND OUT MORE…