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.

Why Choose Us?

  • We work with over 400 employers, meaning we will be able to find you an employer that you will love;
  • 97% of Yeovil College Apprentices remain with their employer or are promoted after their Apprenticeship has finished;
  • Over 500 people started an Apprenticeship at Yeovil College last academic year.
  • We have around 30 vacancies at any one time;
  • We have one of the widest ranges of different Apprenticeships in South Somerset, meaning more choice for you.


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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.