Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are more than just a qualification. They allow you to become a pro in your chosen field, earning a wage whilst making a real impact in the workplace.

Here at North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College, our Apprenticeship offer is designed to meet industry demands. Our aim: to make sure you pursue a career you are passionate about.

Apprenticeships have many benefits; If you want to get stuck in right away, earning a wage and gaining real work experience then the Apprenticeship option is for you.

An Apprenticeship allows you to work as a paid employee within an organisation whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Across the UK, Apprenticeships are available in 1,500 job roles, covering more than 170 industries. Here at the College, we offer Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, Engineering, Health & Life Sciences, Transport and Logistics, Construction and Hair and Beauty.

This will depend on the sector area and level of Apprenticeship you are applying for. To find out more, email apprenticeships@nwhc.ac.uk for Warwickshire and apprenticeships@slcollege.ac.uk for Leicestershire.

You will work for at least 30 hours per week with your employer.

Training for your qualification will take place either at your work or in College, usually for one day per week

Apprenticeships take between 1-5 years depending on the level, framework or standard, sector and your prior skills

Apprenticeships are available to start throughout the year.

 

If you are leaving schoolan Apprenticeship is the perfect way to kick start your dream career, whether you want to go on to further training, Higher Education or full-time employment.

If you are in employment – if you are 16 or over, already in employment and don’t currently hold a Level 2 or 3 qualification in your field, you could upskill via the Apprenticeship route.

If you are unemployed – Apprenticeships could be the perfect way to get back into work and kick start your dream career. Contact us today to discover more about your options

Apprenticeships are available from GCSE equivalent, up to degree level. Where you start will depend on prior skills and qualifications.

As part of every Apprenticeship programme, Apprentices will cover:

  • Competence and Knowledge: this will be specific to your chosen job role/sector
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (unless you already have GCSEs at grade C or above)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Thinking and Listening Skills

In order to begin your Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in your chosen sector. We can help you to find a placement through our Apprenticeship Vacancies Service.

Apprentices will be paid at least the national minimum apprenticeship wage, £3.50 per hour, (April 2017) with many employers paying more.

Yes you can. Once you finish your Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship, leading to university, further training or related vocational qualifications and full-time employment.

Both options are valid career paths, whether you want to go onto university, further training or straight into full-time employment.

In order to start an Apprenticeship you will need to be employed or find an employer who is recruiting an Apprentice.

Our Apprenticeship Vacancy Service will help you to find that perfect placement.

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