Apprenticeships

Structured training programmes that give you a chance to work towards a qualification and earn at the same time.

If you’re looking for that life-changing next step in your career, an apprenticeship could be the right course for you.

An apprenticeship isn’t just for school, college or university leavers. An apprenticeship is suitable for people of all ages at different stages in their careers.

We offer apprenticeships from Level 2 up to Level 5, providing you with opportunities to continue to learn and gain a recognised qualification to help you get into your first job or to progress in your career.

With an apprenticeship, you will learn practical and academic skills to help you work towards a recognised qualification whilst you learn hands-on skills in a business environment.

What is an Apprenticeship?

It’s a real, paid job, and a young person starting on an Apprenticeship can receive an average hourly pay of £6.70 an hour at level two and three, and £9.83 for higher level Apprenticeships.

The lifetime financial benefits you could get from doing an apprenticeship at Level 2 and 3 are great - by completing an apprenticeship, you could gain between an extra £48,000 and £117,000 depending on the level.

Who can become an Apprentice?

To become an apprentice you have to be 16 or over, living in England and not in full time Education.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you are still at school but you will be unable to start until you are 16.

Apprenticeships are also available to people who hold a degree, as long as this is in a different subject area so you will still learn new skills.

What can I expect?

Your assessor will come to your workplace to visit you regularly to support you with the completion of your qualification or you will attend workshops at the College. Within your apprenticeship you will have the choice of some optional units which will be chosen by you, your line manager and the assessor. This could give you the chance to gain some new skills and work within a different area.

You will build up a portfolio of evidence that will prove your understanding of the course. In addition, you will complete your functional skills qualifications, if required.

Employment Sectors

There’s a huge range for you to choose from such as digital and cybersecurity, customer services, management, health and childcare and much, much more.

National Careers Service

If you’re not sure what job would suit you, the National Careers Service’s job profiles can help you decide on what career you’d like to pursue.

Gaining a recognised qualification

They are a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers and Universities.

You will gain knowledge and valuable skills upon completion.

Apprentices are also provided with a real physical experience with working, something schools and colleges don’t offer.

Apprentices earn an average wage of £270 per week.

Going to university costs an average £9k per year with an apprenticeship you are earning whilst learning therefore there is no large debt at the end.

Apprenticeships offer a varied learning experience. You won’t have to spend all of your time studying; most of the time you’ll be working within your company and gaining valuable experience.

Apprenticeships offer great progression opportunities to progress onto Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications further enhancing your CV.

Our Apprenticeship courses

Adult Care Worker

Start date

Anytime

Duration

15 months

Level

Level 2

Location

Workplace / College

Business Administrator

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Children, Young People and Families Practitioner

Start date

Anytime

Duration

24 - 27 months

Level

Level 4

Location

Workplace / College

Customer Service Practitioner

Start date

Anytime

Duration

15 months

Level

Level 2

Location

Workplace / College

Customer Service Specialist

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Digital Marketer

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Early Years Educator

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Early Years Practitioner

Start date

Anytime

Duration

15 months

Level

Level 2

Location

Workplace / College

Housing and Property Management

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21-24 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Housing and Property Management Assistant

Start date

Anytime

Duration

15 – 18 months

Level

Level 2

Location

Workplace / College

Human Resources Support

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 - 24 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Information Communications Technician

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

IT Solutions Technician

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Lead Adult Care Worker

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Operations or Departmental Manager

Start date

Anytime

Duration

31 months

Level

Level 5

Location

Workplace / College

Recruitment Consultant

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Recruitment Resourcer

Start date

Anytime

Duration

15 months

Level

Level 2

Location

Workplace / College

School Business Professional

Start date

Anytime

Duration

27 months

Level

Level 4

Location

Workplace / College

Teaching Assistant

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

Team Leader or Supervisor

Start date

Anytime

Duration

21 months

Level

Level 3

Location

Workplace / College

It's a nice experience and I'm learning a lot of things that hopefully will help me get me a job in a nursing home in the future. I'm also meeting new people and working independently.

Mareme

Not sure which industry would suit you?

Our National Careers Service Advisors can help. To book a 1-2-1 appointment, please telephone 01733 761361.

Find an apprenticeship

Find this service on www.gov.uk, where up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies from employers across England are advertised.

Take your first step today and find out more about how an apprenticeship can help you with your career prospects.

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