Being an apprentice offers many great opportunities. You'll meet new people, learn new skills and gain new qualifications. It means working for an employer and discovering things about yourself that you never knew before.

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It doesn't matter if this is your first time working in your chosen environment, or whether you want to build on experience you already have. As an apprentice, you work closely with professionals who give you the support you need to do your job properly and progress.

Available apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship courses cover a varied range of employment topics that include:
  • business administration
  • retail 
  • customer service
  • health and social care
  • motor vehicle
  • children's care, learning and development
  • fitness and leisure
Check out all of our Apprenticeships that are recruiting on our current vacancies page. If you can't see a vacancy that's right for you, apply to us and we will try to match you to an employer. Or you may benefit from taking one of our Pathways to an apprenticeship if you're not quite ready to start one just now.

What happens on an Apprenticeship?

We ensure the course is flexible, and if necessary tailored to each individual, so you can take it at your own pace. Most people take between 12 and 18 months to complete their Apprenticeship. You can rely on:
  • receiving support and guidance the whole way
  • getting paid for the duration of your Apprenticeship
  • receiving a full induction with all your training
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Find out more about more about the Apprenticeships we offer: 

Business Administration Apprenticeships

With this programme, you will learn key skills in a variety of business and office-related areas including: office administration, customer handling, communications, technical and practical considerations, and IT .

Retail Apprenticeships

This apprenticeship programme is ideal if you are starting a retail career, or if you are already working in the sector and wish to progress into a supervisory role.

Customer Service apprenticeships

This programme combines practical experience with theoretical knowledge, helping you to learn all the skills you require to deliver exceptional Customer Service

Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

This Apprenticeship is ideal if you want to train for a career, or are already working, in the health and care sector.

Horticulture Apprenticeships

If you love being outdoors, could spend all day working in the garden or are interested in maintaining sports or recreation grounds then this is the Apprenticeship for you.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeships

This Apprenticeship will develop your practical skills in all areas of motor vehicles. As an apprentice, you work closely with professionals who give you the support you need to be able to develop and progress your career.

Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is ideal for those who work well with children and young people.

Supported Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship has been designed to support the improvement of teaching and learning in schools.

Playwork Apprenticeships

This programme ensures Apprentices learn key skills such as safeguarding and wellbeing, communication, team working, customer services and employability skills, as well as Leadership and Management.

Fitness and Leisure Apprenticeships

These work-based learning programmes have been created to share expertise and skills with those interested in working as a Personal Trainer, or a career in Leisure Operations or Exercise to Music.

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