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.
Below, you can utilise our Apprenticeships Vacancies tool where we advertise vacancies from employers, as well as details on How to Apply.
If you have any questions about a particular vacancy, our Apprenticeship Team is able to advise. Please email email@example.com.
We work with a range of employers, whether they be sole traders, small to medium employers or large levy-paying companies, and we offer a free service that helps you to find the right employer.
There are two ways we recommend finding an employer:
If you have already found an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice, just fill in a College application form, and the College will arrange for one of our Training Assessors/Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisors to visit your workplace and check that your job role fits with your proposed Apprenticeship programme.
If you haven’t secured employment yet, please take a look at our current live Apprenticeship Vacancies above, or contact our Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisors who will be able to put you in contact with a relevant employer. Please call 01278 655111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
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, with many extending and deepening specialist skills beyond the requirements of their qualifications.
If we have all the information we need on your application form, we will invite you to attend an interview. The sooner you return your form, the sooner you will receive an interview, and as a general rule, these are held at least once a month and sometimes more often.
The interview and a presentation about your subject will give you more information and make sure you are considering the right course for your future. Your parents/carers are welcome to come with you. If available, it will be beneficial for you to bring a copy of your certificates and if the Apprenticeship/Traineeship is technical/talent based, you may be asked to produce a portfolio of work. You will be notified of any items you are required to bring prior to the interview.
One part of the application process is to complete an Initial Assessment. This will provide the College with an indication of your career interests and your aptitude and motivation for training. The assessment includes an interest profile and three reasoning assessments. It is not an exam and there is no pass or fail. Training providers use the assessment (along with other information), to enable you to be referred to the most relevant area and level of training.
The most common College attendance is a day release, where the Apprentice/Trainee will be at College one day a week and at their workplace for four days a week. Other modes of attendance are also possible for specialist courses, or if the learner is further away, such as block release, where the Apprentice will be at College for a longer period of time. Some Apprenticeships are carried out entirely in the workplace, with support from an Assessor.
There are lots of people who can provide you with help with applying to College. Your School Careers Teacher is trained to give you careers advice or if you think you need some one-to-one advice, we have staff trained to offer impartial guidance. Just call 01278 441234 to make an appointment or email email@example.com.
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