Apprenticeships we offer
How do I apply?
Apprenticeship applications run very differently to all other college course applications, as you must have an employer placement in place before we can enrol you. There are two main ways to secure an apprenticeship placement..
Interested in apprenticeships but not quite ready to apply yet?
If you think an apprenticeship might be for you but you’re unsure of which pathway is right for you and just want some more information, then please call our friendly team for an informal discussion. We’d love to hear from you!
If you have any questions please do contact us on the link below or call us on 01423 879 466.
Frequently asked questions
- Am I eligible for an apprenticeship?
- Will I need to attend college?
- Do I get paid?
- What are the minimum hours I can work on an apprenticeship?
- How long does an apprenticeship last?
- Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?
- Will I earn less money doing an apprenticeship rather than working full time?
- Do I get annual leave?
- What do people enjoy most about being an apprentice?
Types of apprenticeship
Intermediate apprenticeships are the first level of apprenticeships. They teach candidates who are new to the industry the basic skills and knowledge required to progress within their chosen career path. Examples of job roles include admin assistant, junior hair stylist or commis chef.
Advanced apprenticeships build on the skills and knowledge acquired from an intermediate apprenticeship. These apprenticeships begin to specialise the candidate’s knowledge of the industry and are suitable for those who have previously completed an apprenticeship or have been within their job role for some time. Examples of job roles include software developer, chef de partie or electrical engineer.
Higher apprenticeships are for those within senior roles within a company who want to develop their skills further to progress. These apprenticeships are the equivalent to completing a foundation degree or HND. Examples of job roles include apprentice teacher, lab technician or project manager.
Degree or master’s degree apprenticeships are for those who want to be a specialist within their field and hold a senior position within a company (such as senior management or technical specialist). These apprenticeships usually involve the undertaking of an under/postgraduate qualification. Examples of job roles include managing director, laboratory scientist or HE lecturer.
What do I have access to?
- State of the art facilities
- Enrichment activities and societies
- Access to discounts available through the student’s union
- Additional learning support and 1-1 tutorials
- Discounted trips and free gym usage