Become an Apprentice

An apprenticeship is a real job with full-time employment, training and a salary.

Most apprentices work between 30-40 hours per week for their chosen employer, with time set aside to attend off-the-job training with us.

We are not a school or college and recognise that environment does not suit everyone, our difference is our focus on finding the right path for each individual learner.

We work closely with some of the region’s top employers to ensure you receive the most relevant and up to date training for your desired career path, providing prestigious apprenticeship placements.

Apprenticeships offer some fantastic benefits that can help launch your career and give you invaluable experience. These include:

• Earn a salary while you achieve your qualifications
• Enjoy paid holidays
• Receive relevant training at a pace to suit you
• Receive on-going support from a dedicated mentor
• Progress more quickly onto higher job levels

Ready to apply? Take a look at our wide range of apprenticeships below.

Automotive

Hairdressing and Barbering

Construction

Engineering

Business

Teaching and Education

Health and Social Care

Child Care

Vacancies

Frequently Asked Questions

Learner Life & Well-Being

Blogs

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School