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Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a brilliant first step on the career ladder in many businesses. They are an excellent way of gaining nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage, and combine practical ‘hands-on’ experience with academic knowledge.

You can now do apprenticeship training from Level 2 right up to degree level:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship - Level 2
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship - Level 3
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship - Level 4
  • Degree Level Apprenticeship - Level 6

  • How does an apprenticeship work?

    You will be employed and typically work 4 days a week and attend college one day a week. You will develop job specific skills and knowledge whilst in the workplace and be assigned to a college assessor to support you in gaining qualifications at the same time. You wage will be paid by your employer.

    We can help you find an employer….

    We work with over 500 employers so new apprenticeship jobs are added regularly

    Complete the form on this page to register your interest and to receive a weekly email with the latest vacancies.

    You can also visit  www.apprenticeships.gov.uk to see all current apprenticeship vacancies and apply for the ones that you like.

    Alternatively, visit Walsall College  Apprenticeship Jobs Page or visit the Job Shop and complete your application

    For more information take a look at our  Your Guide to Finding an Apprenticeship Employer

    If you want to do an apprenticeship but haven’t seen any suitable vacancies, or you haven’t left school yet and want to start an apprenticeship after July 2017 please apply here.

    If you are already employed...

    If you want to further your qualifications in the job you are currently in, you could ask your employer if this is possible. Apprenticeship training won’t cost your employer anything if you are between the ages of 16-18.

    How much can you earn?

    The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour (as of April 2017). But many employers pay more – the average salary is approximately £170 per week.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Typically 4 GCSEs at Grade C/GCSE Level 4 or above, including Maths and English, or a NVQ in a related subject, but each framework has different entry requirements so check our course sheets.

    What if you don’t meet the entry criteria?

    Don’t worry, there are a number of routes you can follow to help you get the required skills to do an Apprenticeship. Please come in to the college or call 01922 651129 and we can discuss your options.

    The Apprenticeship Framework

    All levels of Apprenticeships are made up of a number of elements known as a framework. This means you will get a range of qualifications and transferable skills as you progress through your Apprenticeship training.

    Why choose Walsall College...

    Walsall College are one of the largest providers of 16-18 apprentice training in the West Midlands and we have a range of apprenticeships including:

    Beauty Therapy • Barbering • Business and Administration • Carpentry/Joinery • Child Care • Clinical Heath • Customer Service • Dental Laboratory Assistant • Dental Nursing • Electrical Installation • Engineering • Manufacturing • Hairdressing • Health & Social Care • Hospitality & Catering • IT/Software/Web • Management • Motor Vehicle • Painting & Decorating • Plastering • Pharmacy • Plumbing • Signmaking • Teaching & Learning in Schools • Team Leading • Trowel Occupations • Warehousing & Storage

    If you want to do an apprenticeship but haven’t seen any suitable vacancies, or you haven’t left school yet and want to start an apprenticeship after July 2017 please apply below.

    If you are an employer and would like more information on how an Apprentice can benefit your business,  click here

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