Apprenticeships at Yeovil College

Looking to start an Apprenticeship in September 2014?

Have you found a work placement for your Apprenticeship over the summer, or are you still looking?  We have a number of employers with 'live vacancies' looking for keen new Apprentices to join their team.  Don't panic if you have just decided you would like to take the Apprenticeship route, or perhaps you've changed your mind after you didn't get the results you expected.  Call us on 01935 423921, or pop into our main reception between 8.30am and 5.30pm where we can answer your questions on Apprenticeships, the best vacancies that might suit your craeer aims, or a different course choice for September. 


Apprenticeships Explained

Want to know what an Apprenticeship is?  Or where an Apprenticeship can lead? Find out the answers to these questions and many more on our Apprenticeships Explained page!


Apprenticeships Available at Yeovil College

There are over 200 different Apprenticeships available nationwide leading to over 1,200 job roles.  Yeovil College is a leading provider of courses in Somerset, Dorset and southern England and can offer Apprenticeships in areas including:

Business, including Accountancy, Business Administration,Creative and Digital Media (Social Media), Contact Centres, Customer Service, IT Professionals, IT Users, Management, Team Leading, Retail and Warehousing and Storage.

Construction, including Bricklaying, Carpentry, Construction Maintenance, Electrical Installation, Fire and Security Systems, Plumbing, Civil Construction and Plant Operations

Creative Industries, including Print, Performing Manufacturing Operations,Mechanised Print Finishing and Binding, Machine Printing,Food Manufacturing Operations,Digital Print Production and Carton Manufacture

Engineering, includingBusiness Improvement Techniques,Composites Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering,Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, Maintenance Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Performance Engineering Operations

Hair and Beauty, including Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing

Health, Care and Teacher Training, including Children's Care, Learning and Development, Clinical Health, Health and Social Care, Support Teaching and Learning in Schools, Children and Young Peoples Workforce and Early Learning and Childcare

Hospitality, including Cookery, Food and Beverage Service, Hospitality Services (Multiskills), Hospitality Supervision, Housekeeping


Yeovil College can provide Apprenticeships in approximately 50 different specialisms.  Please visit our Apprenticeships Available page for full details.


Looking for an Apprenticeship Vacancy?

For a list of our latest Apprenticeship vacancies, click on the link opposite.  You can also keep up to date with the latest vacancies by following @YC_Apprentices on Twitter!


Remember, you must also register with the National Apprenticeship Service website.  Yeovil College produces the Finding a Work Placement guide booklet, which is full of advice and information, including how to create your own National Apprenticeship profile, write CVs and covering letters and interview techniques.  For a hard copy, please telephone 01935 845392 or email


The National Apprenticeship Service has also produced a Top Tips Guide about vacancies as well as lots of additional information for individuals and employers on their website.


How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an Apprentice, please apply using our Full-time and Apprenticeship course application form. We look forward to hearing from you!


Why not Refer a Friend and get £75?

Until 31 May 2014, current apprentices can earn £75 for each friend they refer that starts an Apprenticeship!  The new apprentice must be aged between 16 and 18 when they start their Government funded Apprenticeship and resident in Bath, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Swindon or Wiltshire.  For more information, visit the Refer a Friend website or contact Aspire Learning on 0800 6529145 or via


Are you an Employer looking for the right Apprentice?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around employer needs.  They combine on-the-job training and College-based learning and support.  Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to train both new employees and upskill your current workforce, recognising  and improving skills leading to increased motivation and innovation in the workplace.  They are also a proven way of ensuring you have the practical skills and qualifications you need now and for the future, addressing any skill gaps and encouraging new approaches and techniques in the workplace so you can keep up with customer expectations and demand.


Yeovil College's Employer Engagement team is on hand to help you identify a suitable Apprenticeship qualification and match potential Apprentices to the role. Throughout the Apprenticeship, a Training Coordinator will work with you, carrying out regular progress reviews with you and your Apprentice.  We were proud to be rated 'Outstanding' during our last Ofsted inspection for our partnership working.


For more information, please contact our Employer Engagememt team on 01935 845392 or email


The National Apprenticeship Service's Employer Handbook is also full of useful information for employers thinking of taking on an Apprentice.