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Apprenticeships

Making apprenticeships work for you

Apprenticeships are a great mix of hands-on learning in the workplace and theory learned with us in College to give you the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive in the working world. They’re for anyone aged 16 or over and they allow you to earn and learn at the same time, meaning you have great prospects for the future!

Or, are you an employer looking at taking on an apprentice or thinking about putting existing staff on an Apprenticeship scheme? You would be joining one of over 260,000 workplaces that provide apprenticeship places.

What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a programme of training delivered in college and the workplace during which the apprentice receives hands-on working experience.

Apprenticeships refer to on-the-job training leading to nationally recognised qualifications, developed by industry. An apprenticeship includes a minimum of 30 hours per week paid employment. There are various levels of apprenticeships.

How to become an apprentice?

To become an apprentice you will either need to be already employed in that role or find an Employer who is recruiting apprentices. Some Employers do approach Wakefield College regarding vacancies and those vacancies will be advertised on our website. It is important that we have a copy of your CV so we can send to prospective Employers. To improve your chances of finding an employer it is also important that you also search for your own apprenticeship positions.

What does it involve?

An Apprenticeship includes the following components:

  • A minimum of 30 hours per week paid employment.
  • A knowledge based element.
  • A competence based element.
  • Transferable or Key/Functional skills.
  • A module on employment rights and responsibilities.
How long does it take?

The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the apprentice, the qualification being obtained and the industry sector. Typically these last for around 18 months, but can vary.

How does it work?

After forwarding your CV to the Apprenticeship Team you may be required to undertake an interview. If you are accepted on the course and have found employment you will be assigned an Assessor. The Assessor will visit you in the workplace and will be able to provide support to both Apprentice and Employer throughout the apprenticeship.

How flexible are apprenticeships?

Apprentices usually start in September but some have intakes at other times during the year. Some of the training can be in the work place and other sessions are in college.

How much will I get paid?

From the 1st April 2020, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.30 per hour. The NMW applies to time working and time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. Some employers will pay more, depending on age, experience and qualifications. You will need to make sure you are happy with your salary before starting your apprenticeship.

By being an apprentice, you get the opportunity to work in the industry while you learn. This will benefit you greatly in the future, by having years of experience in the field, it will look great on your CV and to future employers. So as they say, get in, go far.
Elliott Richmond
Design Apprentice
Hire an apprentice, up to £4,000 incentive, that could pay half their wage.
Apprenticeship Vacancies
Motor Vehicle Service & Repair Apprentice
Adventure Service & Repair Ltd
Closing Date: 15 August, 2021

An exciting apprenticeship opportunity to work alongside experienced staff within a busy garage that deals purely with Land Rovers. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Property Maintenance Apprentice
Nostell Estate
Closing Date: 6 August, 2021

We are looking to expand our existing property maintenance team of two with the addition of an apprentice.

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Business Administrator Apprentice
Pickerings Lifts Ltd
Closing Date: 6 August, 2021

The Business Administrator Apprentice will learn to co-ordinate and organise services, breakdown response and customer care under the direction of the Regional Manager and staff, assisting in the running of a busy engineering service office.

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HR Apprentice
SPECTRUM COMMUNITY HEALTH C.I.C.
Closing Date: 20 August, 2021

Provide administrative support to the HR Service including organising and booking meetings and support note taking at meetings Provide support to the HR service providing consistent provision of advice and support across Spectrum Update and create employee personnel records, including the electronic Employee Staff Records system.

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Learning & Development Apprentice
SPECTRUM COMMUNITY HEALTH C.I.C.
Closing Date: 20 August, 2021

Provide administrative support to the Learning & Development team and to the Organisational Development Specialist Update and maintain training records, assist in the booking of training and OD activities Undertake administrative functions to support the wider HR service.

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Business Admin Apprentice
PARSONS ACCOUNTANTS LTD
Closing Date: 6 August, 2021

The administrative apprentice will be required to perform a range of technical, clerical and administrative duties enabling the business to run smoothly and efficiently ensuring impeccable professional standards. The position also serves as the main receptionist for the business meetings and greeting visitors.

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Apprentice Dental nurse
WOOD DENTAL LIMITED
Closing Date: 10 August, 2021

As an apprentice dental nurse you will assist the dentist in all aspects of patient care. This will range from sterilising and preparing instruments, mixing materials and ensuring the patient is comfortable. You will also assist the dentist with various procedures such as minor oral surgery and extractions

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Apprentice Accounts Assistant
Luscombe Motors Ltd
Closing Date: 11 August, 2021

Assist with a wide variety of accounting tasks in order to develop your skills. You will be part of an Accounts Team of four to ensure that all financial transactions are accurate, timely and compliant with good practice and that the experience for customers is friendly and positive.

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Sales Admin Apprentice
Ardagh Group Ltd
Closing Date: 15 August, 2021

To support the development and succession planning of the department, we are currently recruiting for a Sales Admin Apprentice, based at our Knottingley Head Office.

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Admin Apprentice
PNS UK LTD
Closing Date: 12 August, 2021

PNS UK LTD are looking to take on a Admin Apprentice to work within their team and take on day to day duties as required. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Apprentice Administrator
Vallectric Ltd
Closing Date: 11 August, 2021

Vallectric are seeking an enthusiastic and enterprising individual to fill an Apprentice Business Administrator vacancy. The successful candidate will have good communication skills (both verbally and written), be self-motivated and have good customer relation skill both face to face and on the telephone.

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Business Admin Apprentice
CONEXUS HEALTHCARE LTD
Closing Date: 9 August, 2021

The post holder will join the Corporate Team supporting all aspects of business delivery including general administrative duties and information governance support as outlined below. The post holder will report to the Business Support Lead and carry out administrative duties to enable the Corporate Team to fulfil their responsibilities.

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