Apprenticeships

Do you have an idea of what you want to do when you leave school? Are you keen to move away from full-time, classroom-based study? Would you like to earn money while you learn? If so, an Apprenticeship might be the right choice for you.

 

What is an Apprenticeship?

With an Apprenticeship you start working for an employer from day one, earning a wage while you develop specific job skills. You’ll get on- and off-the-job training both at work and through attendance at College.
The average weekly wage for an apprentice is around £170 and, as your skills develop, your pay will increase too.

What could I be?

We cover a wide range of areas including Apprenticeships relevant to today’s economy, including customer service, accounting, business and administration, retail and computing. We also provide well-established Apprenticeships in traditional trades such as engineering, motor vehicle, catering and plumbing.

What does an Apprenticeship cost?

Apprenticeships are funded by the Government and won’t cost you anything. In fact, you’ll get paid a wage and have paid holiday. As long as you are over 16 and you have not achieved a Level 4 or higher qualification, you are eligible to apply.

What qualifications will I get?

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship you will get:
  • A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • A knowledge qualification (Certificate or Diploma)
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
Apprenticeships don’t stop you building up your qualifications. You can choose to keep studying up to Foundation Degree level if you want to, or go on to university.

Why choose us?

We are specialists in providing Apprenticeships. Unlike many smaller and private providers, we have a long and successful track record and have been providing Apprenticeships for over 50 years.
As one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships in the country we have some of the best facilities and resources, with centres right across Bristol.
We don’t just provide the learning and qualifications. We help you throughout the programme by:
  • Supporting you in finding and applying for a job that’s right for you
  • Providing dedicated 1:1 support throughout your Apprenticeship
  • Helping and advising you on your next steps when you’ve completed the Apprenticeship successfully
Last year we placed over 1,800 individuals in Apprenticeship.
 

We also offer a refer a friend scheme - if you get a friend to become an Apprentice too you could get £75 free. Once you have signed up email us to find out more: Apprentice@cityofbristol.ac.uk

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