An apprenticeship is a great way to get on the career ladder and develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for a successful future career.
Apprentices combine working in their chosen industry with studying towards occupational standards set by employers, learning-on-the-job alongside experienced colleagues in the workplace rather than sitting in a classroom all day – and because they’re doing a real job they get paid too!
City of Wolverhampton College offers over 50 apprenticeships in a wide range of industry areas and, throughout their training, apprentices are supported by college staff who work closely with individual employers to ensure that the skills apprentices are learning are what is required by the business and that they will achieve their full potential and career aspirations.
Sophie Jones, aged 19, who is combining working for Wolverhampton estate agent Berriman Eaton with completing the Level 3 business administrator apprenticeship standard at the college, said: “An apprenticeship allows you to continue with your education, benefit from on-the-job training and learn alongside colleagues who have many years’ experience of working in the industry. I’m doing a job I love, developing the skills and knowledge I need for my future career and earning a living at the same time.”
Interested in an apprenticeship?
The college works with local employers to advertise their apprenticeship vacancies and has a dedicated recruitment team available to discuss the best apprenticeships for specific careers, give advice on producing a CV, recommend applicants for interview, and provide feedback on interview performance.
This article appeared in the Express and Star Apprenticeship and Education supplement on February 10, 2022