You will be employed and attend college or a remote learning session either one day a week, bi-weekly or monthly depending upon your apprenticeship. You will be expected to work the normal* working hours for your industry, 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.
This is a great way to upskill or learn new skills to further your career. To find out more contact us at 01922 657000 or check out www.instituteforapprenticeships.org
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 please apply here.
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £4.30 per hour . 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:
£4.81 - for apprentices under 18, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
£4.81 - Under 18
£6.83- aged 18-20
£9.18 - aged 21-22
£9.50 - aged 23 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 2021. Please refer to www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates for up to date rates.
Typically 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English, or a NVQ in a related subject, but each standard has different entry requirements so check with our Apprenticeships team.
If you do not meet the entry requirements - don’t worry, there are a number of routes you can follow to help you get the required skills to do an Apprenticeship. Please contact the Apprenticeships team on 01922 657000 or complete this form and we can discuss your options.
Walsall College are one of the largest providers of 16-18 apprentice training in the West Midlands and we have a whole range of apprenticeships from Business and Administration to Team Leading, Hairdressing to Signmaking and many more!
Our most up to date list can be found here.
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Workwise offers eligible newly employed applicants 50% off the full cost price on selected travel passes across the West Midlands network for the first 3 months of a new job. This includes apprenticeships.
Tickets available cover bus, train and tram.
For more information about the scheme, eligibility and how to apply, visit Workwise