All students can access the Walsall College Job Shop, where our experienced staff will help them review the jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience opportunities available to them.

Employability courses are also available to local unemployed people who are receiving a working age benefit. You can be referred to Walsall College via your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach.


An Apprenticeship is a brilliant first step on the career path 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.
It’s now possible to do apprenticeship training from Level 2 right up to degree level:

Apprenticeship standard/framework - Level 2
Apprenticeship standard/framework - Level 3 (A Level equivalent)
Higher level apprenticeship - Level 4
Degree level apprenticeship - Level 6

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For more information about Walsall College apprenticeships, click on the links below:

How apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships mainly involve on-the-job training, 20% of your time will be spent working towards a qualification.

Here you’ll find some practical advice for employers on how they can recruit and train apprentices.


An alternative to full-time study

Traineeships provide an excellent opportunity for 16- 24 year olds to gain industry experience:

A Traineeship lasts around three months and is a combination of a work placement with distance/e-learning and practical sessions.

Five ways that a Traineeship can work for you:

  • They help learners develop their understanding of the world of work
  • They give learners the opportunity to show future employers what they have to offer
  • They place learners in a stronger position to progress onto an Apprenticeship or into employment
  • They open up new job/industry avenues
  • They boost earning and business potential

Learners will also have the chance to work towards their English and Maths if these qualifications have not already been gained.

For a springboard that leads to more confidence, new industry skills and exciting future opportunities, go forward with a traineeship.

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Help for Employers

Supporting employers with their training and recruitment needs

We can help take away some of the confusion about apprenticeships. From understanding the apprenticeship levy to explaining off the job training. Read more below, or get in touch with our Business Training Solutions Team who can help you every step of the way.

We value our relationships with employers and provide a whole host of services that are specifically aimed at benefiting businesses. Download our overview booklet here, or to out more about how we can support your business take a look at our Employer section of the website by following the link here.


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