An Apprenticeship programme provides an individual (school leavers aged 16+ and adults) with an opportunity to train in a particular industry and gain a National Recognised Qualification, whilst receiving a salary as an employee of a company.
In our recent Ofsted inspection our Apprenticeship provision was rated Outstanding with Ofsted inspectors stating that “Apprentices develop an extensive range of skills and knowledge and many extend and deepen specialist skills beyond the requirements of their qualifications.”
If the Apprenticeship programme you choose requires College attendance, this will either be on a day release or block release basis, funded by your employer.
Whether you’re just starting your career, wanting to gain that qualification, an adult who wants to change career or become an apprentice in their current role, an Apprenticeship could be the answer.
Once you have found and applied for your chosen Apprenticeship programme, our admissions team will invite you for an informal interview with the curriculum team. They will discuss the full programme information with you, clarify the entry requirements and answer any questions you may have. If they are happy that you meet all the criteria for the Apprenticeship, they will provide you with a conditional offer. If you haven’t done so already, it’s now up to you to find an employer.
*Please be mindful that all employers advertising Apprenticeship vacancies may have amended their recruitment procedures according to their organisation’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In many cases, interviews may be held remotely for example. telephone or video interviews and will vary depending on the employer.
Should you have any questions about a particular vacancy, our Apprenticeship team are able to advise. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org*
We work with a huge range of employers whether they be Sole Traders, Small to Medium Employers or large Levy paying companies and can offer a free service that helps you to find the right employer.
There are two ways we recommend finding an employer;
Find an employer yourself – learners often find employment by contacting employers directly. We can help with writing CVs and interview techniques, just ask our friendly apprenticeship team.
If you have already found an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, please search for and apply for an Apprenticeship using the search bar near the top of this page. The College will then contact you and your employer to start your apprenticeship journey.