What is an Apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you will be employed by a company and earn a wage while you learn, working alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills. You will build up experience, knowledge and skills that will help you to work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification.

What is involved?

While you are on an Apprenticeship, your employer will pay you a wage and support you through your training. You will work towards a qualification and be assessed within your place of work. You will also have to gain a technical certificate or other qualifications, which you can study at College on day release or block release. There are also some Apprenticeships which can now be studied entirely in the workplace.

You will have a dedicated assessor to support you through your Apprenticeship, which will last from 18 months or up to four years depending on the industry, level of course and your own abilities.

If needed, you can get additional learning support from the College, which may mean having a Learning Support Assistant to help you with lessons, or making use of additional learning materials.

What different levels of Apprenticeship can I do?

Apprenticeships fall into three categories, Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) and Higher (Level 4).

The benefits include:

  • Earn a wage
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Opportunity to progress to university
  • Receive support and mentoring
  • Paid holidays
  • Good career prospects
  • No debt – You’ll avoid costly university fees

Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College work in partnership with RNN Training to deliver an exciting range of Apprenticeships.

RNN Training are a recognised and experienced training provider, combining the expertise and strong reputation of Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College.

We pride ourselves on how we can help people like you kick start your career with an Apprenticeship, Traineeship, work experience or training. Whether you’re a school leaver, looking for a change of career or want to enhance your skills – we’re here to help you achieve your aspirations.

We understand just how important your future is. If you’re unsure about what you want to do next, then we’re here to help. Our friendly and helpful advisors are experts in exploring your options. We’ll work with you to identify a career path and pinpoint your strengths.

We aim to give you the advice you need in the method you prefer. Whether that is by phone, email, face-to-face or social media.

View our current range of Apprenticeships and check out our FAQ guide to find out more about Apprenticeships by visiting www.rnntraining.co.uk/apprentices


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Following the Government announcement on the 10th May 2020 all College buildings will remain closed at this time but the College remains open for teaching.