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As an apprentice, you will work for an Employer and you will earn a wage.

We work with a variety of different employers, ranging from small to large who offer great opportunities to ‘earn while you learn’. Some of the top companies we currently work with are Unilever, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Police and several local NHS Trusts.

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!

We offer four levels of apprenticeship

Level Qualification equivalent to Minimum entry requirements Duration
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship 5 GCSEs grade at A*-C or 9-4 GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade A*-D or 9-3 1-2 years
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship 2 or more A Levels 5 GCSEs grade at A*-C or 9-4 1-4 years
Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Foundation degree, HN, or HND To find out, call our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 Up to 4 years
Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Diploma of Higher Education To find out, call our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 Up to 2 years

After completing your apprenticeship, you can progress to higher level apprenticeships or higher education here with us at College on one of our many university level courses.

Earning while you learn

A National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16 - 18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship, a rate of £4.81 per hour applies to working time plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship.

We currently offer apprenticeships in:-

Accounts, brickwork, business administration, carpentry & joinery, civil engineering, construction, customer service, dental nursing, electrical installation, engineering, food operations and food technology, health & social care, human resources (CIPD), information technology, leadership & management (ICM, CMI), legal executive, logistics, motor vehicle, motorcycle maintenance & repair, plumbing, sport and supporting teaching & learning (classroom assistant).

We’re adding to our apprenticeship programmes all the time. If the area you’re interested in isn’t on this list, please contact the Apprentice Recruitment Team for the most up-to-date information.

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School Leaver Prospectus 2024/25

The School Leaver Prospectus contains all the options available at Castleford College & Wakefield College for those about to leave school, including A Levels, T Levels, vocational courses, Apprenticeships and Foundation Learning courses.

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