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Want to earn while you learn? An Apprenticeship could be the route for you!

Apprentices earn a wage in a job and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, you will receive training to acquire the knowledge to underpin practical work-base skills and work towards nationally recognised vocational qualifications. Apprenticeships can improve an organisations productivity, performance and profitability, and are an effective means of filling skills gaps in the current and future workforce.

Apprenticeships normally take one to two years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector.

Key benefits of studying an Apprenticeship include:

  • Earning a salary
  • Getting training in the skills employers want
  • Excellent progression opportunities, whether you are looking to study further or progress within the workplace
  • Increased future earning potential. Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training
  • Learning at a pace suited to you with the support of a workplace mentor
  • Paid holiday

At City of Westminster College we offer a range of Apprenticeship frameworks which are applicable to a wide range of industries. We work with the employer to create programmes which allow employees to quickly progress within their field on the job, through our supported Apprenticeship programme.

Do you qualify?

In order to undertake an Apprenticeship you will need to have a job with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week or have a firm offer of employment within your chosen occupational area. If you don’t have a job and are looking for vacancies log onto the National Apprenticeship Service website and register your details or alternatively we may be able to support you in finding an Apprenticeship placement. We have some fantastic opportunities with great employers – please contact the Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email to be invited to one of our Apprenticeship recruitment days.

Alternatively, City of Westminster offers Traineeships which are pre-Apprenticeship programmes designed to support young people in developing skills, knowledge and experience that will enable them to take their first steps into employment. Traineeships combines work experience and pre-employability training to help young people successfully find employment or an Apprenticeship. Click here for more information on Traineeships. ​​​​​