Whether you want to kick-start your career in the automotive industry, cut it as a hairdresser or barber, or build your future in construction, an apprenticeship is a great way to start your working life.
And if you want to work in the business, creative, early years, engineering, health and social care, hospitality, IT or teaching sectors, an apprenticeship will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you need for a successful future career.
Doing an apprenticeship isn’t like being at school – you’ll combine working for an employer with studying for an industry-recognised qualification, learning on-the-job rather than sitting in a classroom all day. And, because you’ll be doing a real job, you’ll get paid too!
You will be taught by qualified college trainers and assessors and will be able to put your learning into practice in the workplace, as well as use the experience you gain at work to help you understand what you are learning on your course. What’s more, because you’ll be developing the latest skills and knowledge, your employer and colleagues will be impressed too!
As a leading provider of apprenticeship training in the region, City of Wolverhampton College has over 40 programmes available in a wide range of industries and works closely with local employers to ensure apprentices develop the skills they need their employees to have.
What’s more, the college offers a free apprenticeship recruitment service for employers so has a steady stream of apprenticeship vacancies available on its website – take a look here
Lucy Heathcock, aged 21, who is doing a Level 3 business apprenticeship at the college, said: “In my opinion, learning on-the-job as you go along is better than being thrown in at the deep end as you would be if you started a full-time job.
“I feel more confident learning at my own pace and have great support from my manager and colleagues if there’s anything I’m unsure about.
“I’m developing new skills every day and gaining business experience and knowledge which will stand me in good stead for whatever roles I go into in the future.”
Want to apply for an apprenticeship?
If you’re interested in an apprenticeship the college has a dedicated recruitment team that works with employers to ensure the right person is appointed to the right job.
The team can discuss with you which apprenticeship programme will be best for your future career, help you find a vacancy with a local employer, give you advice on producing a CV and provide feedback on how you performed in an interview.
And, once you start your apprenticeship, you’ll be supported throughout your training by a college assessor who will visit you in the workplace, assess your progress and ensure you receive all the support you need to successfully complete the programme and define your future.
Get details of all apprenticeships offered by the college here, call the recruitment team on 01902 837163 or chat to them at the next apprenticeship virtual open event on Wednesday 16 June at 6pm – book your place here