You will be employed and typically work four days a week and attend college one day a week. You will be expected to work the normal* working hours for your industry (minimum 30, maximum 40 hours), which includes attendance at college which counts as part of standard working hours.
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. Your wage will be paid by your employer.
*People with caring responsibilities or people with a disability may work reduced weekly hours. Where this is the case, the duration of the apprenticeship will be extended to take account of this.
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
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 2020 please apply here.
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.
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £3.90 per hour (as of April 2019). But many employers pay more.
Once you reach 19 years and you have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, your employer must pay the full NMW rate.
There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice. The current rates* are:
£3.90 - for apprentices under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
£6.15 - aged 18-20
£7.70 - aged 21-24
£8.21 - aged 25 and over
Please note that these are minimum wage rates. An organisation can choose to pay an apprentice above the minimum wage.
*National Living and National Minimum Wage rates are changed every April, those listed above are current from 1st April 2019. Please refer to www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates for up to date rates.
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.
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.
Apprenticeships delivered as a Framework are made up of a number of elements including:
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
- Technical Knowledge Qualification (Diploma)
- Employment Training
- Function Skills
Assessment for Frameworks take place across the course of your studies and at the end you will be awarded a NVQ qualification.
Standards have been recently introduced by the Government to meet the needs of employers. They contain a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship.
The apprentice is assessed at the end of the apprenticeship and will need to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job.
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:
Accountancy • Beauty Therapy • Barbering • Business and Administration • Carpentry/Joinery • Child Care • Clinical Health • 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 2020 please apply below.