Apprenticeships are available in over 25 different sectors. Find out more below and register your interest to start your apprenticeship journey an get a job.

Business, management and media apprenticeship

This apprenticeship provides lots of possibilities to progress from a junior role into a team leader or future business manager. Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Communication in a business environment
  • Principles of providing administrative services
  • Principles of business document production and information management
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Manage personal performance and development
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

business administration apprentcieship

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

Access to grants means we can help with uniforms and business clothing if required for your first day

This apprenticeship is perfect for anyone wanting to go into management.
You’ll learn on the job the skills needed to motivate a team, achieve targets and spot new opportunities. This will allow you to demonstrate the skills required for a career in management.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12-18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Relationships and communication
  • Planning work and resources
  • Personal development
  • Building trust and taking a creative approach to problem solving
  • Implementing common quality frameworks and using feedback to
    improve customer service

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

business administration apprentcieship

Level 2 – Intermediate

A team leader could earn a starting salary of £14k+ per year

This apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge to become a manager.
This is a future pathway for junior managers to progress onto and take the world of business by storm.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Management
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 – 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team
  • Support team members in identifying, developing and implementing new ideas
  • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • Build, support and manage a team
  • Make effective decisions

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

Level 3 – Advanced

A sales manager could earn a starting salary of £18k+ per year plus bonuses and commission

This apprenticeship provides you with the skills to be part of the customer service industry. Being able to communicate with customers both verbally, in writing and online are skills which can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors. Most customer service apprentices work in retail, finance, call centres, hospitality or sport and recreation businesses.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 – 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Principles of customer service
  • Developing customer relationships
  • Resolve customers’ complaints
  • Deal with incidents through a contact centre
  • Communicating with customers

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

customer service apprenticeship

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

A customer services manager could earn a starting salary of £19k+ per year plus bonuses and commission

This apprenticeship provides opportunities to acquire the necessary knowledge and develop the relevant skills for competent use of information and communications technology. With areas including desktop publishing, websites, office and audio software, this offers a wide scope to begin a career in IT.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology User Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology User Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 – 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Desktop publishing software
  • IT user fundamentals
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Website software
  • Word processing software

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

If you have a passion for computers, than an IT User apprenticeship is for you.

This apprenticeship will help you to understand what social media is, how to utilise it in a business environment, and how to understand the impact and power of social media as a competitive business tool.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing
  • Technical Certificate
  • English, maths and ICT, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Use of digital media to attract customers
  • Online advertising and email marketing
  • Legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in marketing

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

social-media-apprenticeship

Level 3 – Advanced

Did you know… a social media manager could earn a starting salary of £22k+ per year

This is apprenticeship is designed for those who want to work in the housing sector. Covering a range of requirements including housing initiatives, legislation and customer service practices, this will provide the skills and knowledge needs to pursue a career with a private or social housing association.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Housing
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in a housing context
  • Process documentation relating to housing activities
  • Recognise and deal with customer queries, request and problems
  • Support clients to make use of the housing advice and guidance service

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Did you know… a Housing Officer could earn a starting salary of £21k+ per year?

Construction and building services apprenticeship

This apprenticeship provides the skills you need to enter the construction industry as a bricklayer. You’ll need good practical skills, the ability to read plans, work in a well organised and accurate way alongside having an awareness of safety issues, especially when working at heights and carrying loads.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations

  • Level 3 Diploma in Trowel Occupations

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Placing and finishing non specialist concrete in the workplace
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You’ll be doing lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying heavy materials so physical fitness is required along with being good at figures.

bricklaying apprenticeship

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

This apprenticeship provides the skills and qualifications needed to undertake a variety of on-site work including site preparation and general construction including bricklaying, roofing, plastering, repairs and refurbishment, decorating, dismantling work and demolition.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Laying modular pavement in the workplace
  • Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace
  • Excavating holes and trenches
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Laying kerbs and channels in the workplace

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You’ll be doing lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying heavy materials so physical fitness is required.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Fence installers fit and repair all types of fences and fence gates, using a range of hand and power tools. As a fence installer, you might work on wooden garden fences, security fences or crash barriers on motorways.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Fencing

  • English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 15 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Locate and identify services
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Establish lines and level on site
  • Receive, handle and store fencing materials on site
  • Prepare and operate hand held power tools and attachments
  • Reinstate defective fencing

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You’ll be doing lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying heavy materials so physical fitness is required.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Fence installers usually earn around £15,000 to £20,000 a year.

This apprenticeship focuses upon the principles and practices of horticulture in a work-based environment. You’ll learn the skills to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or parks and gardens.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

  • Additional qualifications where required depending upon your chosen route

Course length

  • 20 – 24 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Maintain the condition of plants and other resources during transportation

  • Monitor environmental conditions for protected crops

  • Construct and maintain boundaries and paths

  • Establish and develop decorative amenity areas

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You’ll be doing lots of kneeling down, lifting, carrying heavy materials and working outdoors so physical fitness is required.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

The average starting salary for a qualified Horticulture Manager is £16,000 per year

Construction building craft occupations have a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium sized companies.

Working as a site or bench joiner, afterwards you’ll become a fully qualified joiner equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required to work within the industry.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Install fixing components i.e windows, door frames, and joinery tasks prior to plasterwork

  • Installing kitchens, hanging doors, cutting and fitting skirting and architraves

  • Stack and store resources

  • Conform to workplace safety

  • Maintain non structural carpentry in the workplace

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

Did you know… The average salary for a qualified carpenter in the UK is £30,000 per year

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this apprenticeship could be a perfect career for you. Did you know that 60% of the painting and decorating industry are self-employed? With the right skills and experience, you could join them and become your own boss.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

  • Level 3 Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Carrying out safe working practices

  • Preparing surfaces

  • Applying paint materials by brush and roller

  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical, creative skills and be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

This apprenticeship is aimed at those who want to enter the glazing industry, working as installers of glass supporting systems, including window and door units.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Fenestration Installation

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fenestration Surveying

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Maintain health and safety within the fenestration installation working environment

  • Install window and door units

  • Prepare and shape fenestration installation products and materials

  • Understanding the building regulations in the fenestration industry

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You should be able to follow technical drawings and plans, have good practical skills and be able to take accurate measurements for glass cutting.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

During this apprenticeship you’ll need to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in core subject areas, such as implementing and maintaining health, safety and welfare, confirming work activities and resources and developing and maintaining working relationships.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Confirming work meets quality standards in the workplace

  • Contributing to the circulation of construction related project information in the workplace

  • Co-ordinating and confirming dimensional control requirements of the work in the workplace

  • Co-ordinating and organising work operations in the workplace

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area.

Level 3 – Advanced

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

During this apprenticeship you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to work as a maintenance operative in the construction industry. This covers areas such as painting and decorating, trade repairs, plastering repairs, plumbing repairs, tiling and roofing repairs.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-Trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 18 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Carry out plumbing trade repairs

  • Carry out roofing trade repairs

  • Carry out tiling trade repairs

  • Carry out wood trade repairs

  • Develop customer relationships

  • Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area.

Level 2 – Intermediate

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

This apprenticeship is perfect if you want to work in the mechanical engineering services sector and want to progress as a qualified plumber or heating engineer. If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills this could be just for you.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating

  • Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
  • Technical Certificate

  • English and maths Level 2, ICT Level 1

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 2 years minimum

Typical units covered

  • Understand and apply domestic cold and hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components

  • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, understand the importance of health and safety and have good customer care skills.

Additional course information

The intermediate Plumbing & Heating programme runs for 2 years, on a day release basis. You will attend theory and practical sessions during your day release and there are a number of practical assessments both on site and in the workshop which will be observed by an assessor. Other practical onsite tasks will be validated by your employer’s workplace recorder. Theory units will be tested by online exams.

There is a requirement that you will produce a portfolio which will include demonstration of your involvement in workplace activities relevant to the programme. The portfolio is tracked very carefully by assessors and there are portfolio days allocated within the programme to ensure the evidence is progressing satisfactorily. The range of evidence which need to be added to the portfolio are explained and a reference copy will be issued to you with support to ensure a timely completion.

On successful completion of all framework components you can progress to Advanced Plumbing & Heating. This includes Level 3 Water Core, which covers more complex water systems, hot water storage (unvented hot water) also understanding of the requirements of the water regulations, under-floor heating systems and basic electrical knowledge. The level 3 gas core covers combustions, flues, ventilation, gas pipework, testing and purging, GSIUR and standards, and also the installation and maintenance of gas appliances.

There are a number of workshop assessments and workplace assessments observed by an assessor and workplace recorder. Alongside this is a requirement to produce a portfolio demonstrating involvement in workplace activities. The portfolio will need to have the evidence verified by a workplace recorder who will need to be gas safe registered and qualified in the areas they observe. The qualification includes: Gas Core Safety, Boilers/Water Heaters, Flue Gas analysis, Meters and the change over to LPG permanent dwellings. (ACS equivalents of CCN1, CENWAT1, CPA1, MET1, CONGLP1 PD).

Training for space heaters (fires) and cookers is provided, with ACS assessments HTR1 and CKR1 is at no additional cost if a portfolio of work-based evidence is produced.
On successful completion of the course you will have access to Gas Safe registration and the units held will be as ACS equivalents and valid for 5 years.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

Qualified plumbers could earn a starting salary of £25,000+ per year

Engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship

An engineering apprenticeship is an ideal way to kick-start your career in a wide variety of challenging and exciting industries with job roles covering an extremely diverse range of sectors from automotive to civil engineering, and electrical to telecoms.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 1 – 3 years minimum

Typical units covered

  • Working safely in an engineering environment

  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques

  • Preparing and using CNC turning machines

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, teamwork, be good at problem solving and possess an enquiring mind.

Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

This apprenticeship is perfect if you want to work in the mechanical engineering services sector and want to progress as a qualified plumber or heating engineer. If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills this could be just for you.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Plumbing and Heating

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 2 years minimum

Typical units covered

  • Understand and apply domestic cold and hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

  • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

  • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components

  • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, understand the importance of health and safety and have good customer care skills.

Level 3 – Advanced

Qualified plumbers could earn a starting salary of £25,000+ per year

An electrical apprenticeship can lead to so much more than just being an electrician mate, with opportunities that can progress into broadcast engineering, electronics engineering, communications and construction.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment Buildings, Structures and the Environment

  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 4 years minimum

Typical units covered

  • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment

  • Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment

  • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment

  • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You’ll need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations.

Level 3 – Advanced

We’ll provide support to gain a free CSCS card to ensure you are up-to-date

This apprenticeship focuses on the practical skills and knowledge involved in the manufacturing process providing the skills to be well placed to work on a variety of manufacturing operations within your chosen industry from printing and photographic processing, chemicals, metals, rubber and plastics, to food and drink.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

  • Technical Certificate

  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Preparing for manufacturing operations

  • Controlling manufacturing operations

  • Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace

  • Producing products by processing

  • Analysing the results of inspection and confirming quality of production

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway. You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area, also this apprenticeship requires lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying heavy materials so physical fitness is required along with being good at figures.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Logistics and warehousing apprenticeship

If you enjoy physical work and want to be part of a team, this apprenticeship provides you with the skills needed to enter the warehousing industry. You would deal with goods and products that come into a warehouse or stockroom and can even progress to managerial level. This apprenticeship is also available specifically for the glazing industry.

Qualification(s)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT, if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Course length

  • 12 months minimum

Typical units covered

  • Maintain health, safety, and security in logistics operations
  • Provide customers with information and advice on goods and services
  • Move goods in logistics facilities
  • Maintain the safety of hazardous goods and materials
  • Receive, handle and store glass and glass related products into the warehouse
  • Use of mechanical equipment in the glass and glass related distribution and warehousing working environment

Entry requirements

You must complete an initial assessment identifying prior learning and experience in order to ensure this apprenticeship is the correct pathway.
You will also need to show enthusiasm, commitment, have interest in the subject area and have good communication skills.

Level 2 – Intermediate

Warehouse Managers could earn a starting salary of £17,000+ per year