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
Can anyone become an Apprentice?
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.
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.Learn More
We have a huge range of apprenticeships on offer, and we’re confident that we can suit all career aspirations:Learn More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help you find your dream Apprenticeship.