What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a real job with real training, which allows trainees to earn while they learn, as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships will open up a career with prospects of promotion and progression.

What is involved?

Apprenticeship training combines workplace experience with training to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for in your chosen career. You will be employed and undertake training with your employer and at the College, where appropriate. If you are not yet employed, we can even help you find an employer. Our Apprenticeship Coordinators will work intensively with you to help find your ideal job and get you ready for it.

The Benefits of an Apprenticeship


We have provided some key information that our employer partners need to know.

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Can anyone become an Apprentice?

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The majority of people can become an apprentice. You must:

  • Be 16 years of age or over;
  • Not be in full-time education (or available to move from full-time education to an apprenticeship);
  • Be living in the UK.

Simple as that… It’s perfect if you are leaving school, seeking to start a new career or moving into a new role with your existing employer!

And let’s bust the myth – there is no such thing as being too old to be an apprentice. Apprentices can be any age and at any stage of their career, earning any salary. Apprenticeships really are for everyone.

Safeguarding & Keeping Apprentices Safe

At Yeovil College, we take our responsibility to ensure the safety of our students very seriously, and this extends to our students who have chosen to undertake apprenticeship programme. We are committed to working together to create a fantastic learning experience, and to ensure the highest levels of apprentice safety and wellbeing.

Yeovil College has a commitment to safeguarding, which is overseen by a dedicated safeguarding lead. Your employer also has a duty to comply with all current and future UK legislation and statutory responsibilities, including welfare in the workplace and to seek appropriate advice when they feel an apprentice may be at risk in their personal lives.

Yeovil College will:

  • Ensure that employers are aware of their safeguarding obligations, through guidance, training and regular communication.
  • Ensure apprentices have an awareness of safeguarding and understand how to access college support services.
  • Provide safeguarding training for all college employees.
  • Maintain open channels of communication with each employer.

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Apprenticeships for employers

Apprenticeships combine practical experience with theoretical knowledge. We combine on the job assessment with practical application, online evidence and college based learning, tailoring the offer to the workplace and the employer needs.

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Our offer

We have a huge range of apprenticeships on offer, and we’re confident that we can suit all career aspirations:

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Next Steps

Check out all our current vacancies right here on our website! If you are looking for something different or are after more information get in contact with our friendly Apprenticeship team on 01935 845392 or via apprenticeships@yeovil.ac.uk who will be able to help you find your dream Apprenticeship.

Ellie Miller, Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice at Yeovil College

I am so glad that this apprenticeship was the path that I decided to take. My rotational Business Administration apprenticeship has allowed me to begin exploring different business support functions. This has been extremely beneficial to me as I have already gained so much knowledge and improved on many of my skills. Each department I have been to so far has been very different, but I have been supported with settling into each team. I enjoy working at the college as I get to meet lots of new people every day; all staff members have been welcoming and kind. I am looking forward to the rest of my apprenticeship and to seeing what the other departments have to offer.

Ellie Miller, Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice at Yeovil College