Who are apprenticeships for?
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years old from school leavers to those seeking to start a new career.
You must be employed, but we may be able to help you with this process if you have not gained employment as yet.
What can I do an apprenticeship in?
There are lots of different types of apprenticeships. For a full list please click here.
How long does it take?
This depends on the type and level of apprenticeship you choose.
For example, an Electrical Installation Apprenticeship takes 3 and 1/2 years to complete; a Hairdressing or Business Administration Apprenticeship takes between 1 and 2 years to complete.
When can I start?
Most apprenticeships can start all year round, however; some start in September only.
How much will I be paid?
The minimum you can be paid is £2.73 per hour and many employers pay more than this.
What grades do I need?
You need to show you have the ability to complete the apprenticeship.
If you don’t have a Grade C or above in maths and English at GCSE , you will study maths and English Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.
Where will I study?
As an Apprentice you will build up your skills and knowledge at work. To gain your qualifications, you will either attend college one day a week or an assessor will visit you at work.
How do I get an apprenticeship?
- Register your details with the apprenticeship team
- Come into the college and speak to an Apprenticeship Advisor
- Look on the National Apprenticeship Service website
- Look in the local papers and visit company websites
- Look on our ‘Apprenticeship Vacancies’ page
- Talk to family and friends
- If you know an employer who wants to take you on, we can talk to them about how it will work and explain the benefit to them.