Leeds City College apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

If you’re aged 16 or over and looking to find a job – why not work and get a qualification at the same time?

 

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What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprentices are employed from the word go and receive a wage and support from a company that is committed to their development.

  • Training takes place at work and at college. Apprentices can expect:
  • Excellent training at one of the best vocational colleges
  • A wage and supportive employer
  • Real experience and understanding of the industry they are working in
  • The opportunity to go on to university recognised industry-standard qualifications

Leeds City College & Keighley College have a wide and varied apprenticeship offer covering all industry sectors.

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Levels – which means you can even achieve a degree through Apprenticeships! It’s a great alternative to University.

If you’re aged 16 or over and looking to find a job – why not work and get a qualification at the same time?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, combining employment and a qualification, meaning you’ll get the opportunity to develop your skills to match employer requirements through a mixture of on and off the job learning. Another benefit is that, as well as better progression opportunities, you’ll potentially benefit from better wages long-term.

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Whether you want to start your career in retail, business, finance, engineering, IT, health & care, hospitality or hairdressing, we have an apprenticeship for you.

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Levels – which means you can even achieve a degree through Apprenticeships.

Details of the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship routes we offer are below.

School of Business

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School of Creative Arts

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School of Engineering

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School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

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School of Travel, Food & Drink

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Recruitment Services

Our experienced recruitment team helps businesses develop successful apprenticeships. All employers are allocated a member of the apprenticeship recruitment team and a business engagement advisor who guide them through the process. We can assist with multiple aspects of apprenticeship recruitment from writing job descriptions to helping with the funding paperwork.

To find our more about our free service click here or call 0113 284 6464.

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Am I eligible for an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 whether they are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking a new career. Applicants need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

Will I need to attend college?

Many of our apprenticeship qualifications are carried out completely in the workplace. Your assessor will visit your workplace and carry out assessments and learning on-site. Some courses do require you to attend college. This is normally on a day release or block basis. If you want to find out more about a specific apprenticeship, simply drop us an enquiry.

Do I get paid?

Yes, you will be given a contract of employment. All apprentices under the age of 19 and any apprentice (regardless of age) in their first year of their apprenticeship is paid a minimum of £3.90 an hour. The minimum wage for an apprentice rises based on age and many employers pay more than the minimum wage. For more information on apprenticeship wages, visit gov.uk.

Do I need to find an employer?

You have two options. The first option is to find an employer yourself. Many of our apprentices come to us after finding a local employer who wants to employ them as an apprentice. If you do this, simply let us know the details and we will contact the employer and take over from there to get you into your apprenticeship as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, we may be able to find a role for you with our matching service or through our vacancies.

Leeds City College does have its own recruitment service that handles apprenticeship jobs and placements. We will assess and interview you for suitable roles and recommend you to employers if you pass our process. If you decide to use our recruitment service, it is still recommended that you also try to look for a job yourself.

How do I apply?

There are two ways to start your apprenticeship journey with us. The first is by choosing an apprenticeship from our list of apprenticeship programmes. If you see one you like then apply with us. It is worth remembering once you’ve submitted your application, we (or you) will still need to find a suitable employer before you can start. If you are still in full-time education then you can apply like this before finishing your course or exams.

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