Apprenticeships in and around Bristol

With an apprenticeship you start working for an employer in Bristol and the South West from day one. You’ll earn a wage while developing specialist skills.

Earn money and get ahead

We offer courses in a huge number of professions which are relevant in today’s economy – everything from design, accounting and business administration, hairdressing and computing.

We also offer apprenticeships in areas like engineering, motor vehicle, catering and plumbing.

Our specialist apprenticeship areas
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What does an apprenticeship cost?

Your apprenticeship won’t cost you anything, because it’s funded by the Government and your employer. In fact, you’ll get paid a wage and have paid holidays. As long as you are 16 or over, have lived in the EU for three years, you are eligible to apply.

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What will I learn?

Start or develop your career in a recognised occupation. You will complete on and off-the-job training.

Through our specialist apprenticeship programmes you can:

  • become skilled in a specialist occupation;
  • secure long-term earning potential and greater security;
  • develop the capability to progress in the workplace.

Get experience in your chosen career

Whether it is engineering or hairdressing, you'll work alongside experienced workers who will help you learn the ropes. Many of our apprentices study at College towards a recognised qualification, which means you are getting the best mix of practical and theoretical training.

Specialist facilities

As one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the country, we have some of the best facilities and resources to boost your learning.

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The support you need to succeed

In 2018 we placed more than 1,800 individuals in apprenticeships. We will support you throughout your apprenticeship programme by:

  • Helping you find and apply for the job which is right for you
  • Providing dedicated one-to-one support
  • Advising you on your next steps once you have completed the apprenticeship successfully
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Get in touch

Our team can provide information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships and tips. We will support you through the initial stages to help you find the right apprenticeship for you with the right employer. Once you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, we will also advise you on your next steps.

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How to apply

Apprenticeships are open to anyone living in England over the age of 16 who is not already studying for a full-time course. The specific requirements will vary, depending on the type of apprenticeship, but they tend to be based on a mixture of academic ability, enthusiasm and knowledge of your chosen area, as well as any practical skills you may have. You will need to to have an employer to start an apprenticeship.