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Look Beyond - National Apprenticeship Week 2020

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 is taking place from the 3rd until the 9th of February and to mark this year’s campaign we are encouraging everyone to ‘Look Beyond’ the outdated stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships.

  • Here at Nottingham College we offer apprenticeships in over 13 different subject areas (we probably offer apprenticeships you didn’t know existed!)
  • You study for nationally recognised qualifications whilst receiving on the job training.
  • YOU GET PAID!

Find out more about undertaking an apprenticeship

Is an apprenticeship for me?

Apprenticeships combine on the job learning with training, usually at a local college or other training provider so you will work towards professionally recognised qualifications at the same time. If you complete an apprenticeship with Nottingham College then you, your employer and college tutors will develop a learning plan outlining the work you will do.

At college you will learn practical skills, as well as the theory behind them. Evidence of your work is collected in a portfolio and used to assess your achievements. For some apprenticeships, you also need to sit assessments which are either practical or written.

Find out more about apprenticeship here.

What sort of apprenticeships can I do?

Apprenticeships aren’t restricted to traditional areas such as hairdressing or construction – and there are many different types of apprenticeships available across a whole range of industry sectors. There is something to suit every skill and interest, so whether you like interacting with people or working with children, enjoy cooking and hospitality, or want to pursue a career in science, maths or engineering – there will be something for you.

At Nottingham College, we currently offer apprenticeship courses in 13 different subject areas, covering a wide range of industry sectors.

Where do I find and apply for vacancies?

We often have over 100 live apprenticeship vacancies on our website at any given time and we update these throughout the year. Have a look and bookmark our vacancies page so you can check on it regularly. The vacancy information will give you all the details on how to apply, wage, hours and the qualification(s) you will achieve by the end of the apprenticeship.

How much will I get paid?

If you’re aged 16-18 and/or a first year apprentice, your wage will be at least £3.90 per hour. As your skills develop, employers usually increase your pay.

If you are aged 19 or over, and have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, you will be eligible for the National Minimum Wage.

How do I apply?

Apprenticeships are available in a huge variety of sectors – more than you probably think! We update the vacancies on our website throughout the year but here’s a few currently available that you may not have known existed:

Find out more at our Apprenticeship Open Evening

Registration is now open for our Apprenticeship Open Evening on the 1st April at our Basford Campus. At this event you will be able to find out the latest information on apprenticeships, talk to local employers about the roles they have available and get dedicated advice from our apprenticeship team.

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