Careers Opportunity & Apprenticeship Information

What is an Apprenticeship?

It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

If you’re 16 or over, you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England – for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

When you’re an apprentice:

  • you get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, often at a college, university or with a training provider
  • you train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation
  • you’re on a career path – with lots of future potential for you

Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.

These levels are:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced – equivalent to 2 A Level passes
  • Higher – can lead to NVQ level 4 and above
  • Degree – Level 5-7

Different apprenticeships are available all over England, at companies large and small, in a wide range of industries and organisations. From local organisations to large national brands.

You get valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn, which helps you progress in your working life.

Completing your apprenticeship means you’ve earned and learned. Given your training is funded by contributions from the government and your employer, and you receive a regular salary, apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder or supercharging your career.

What are the different types of apprenticeships?

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. Whether you’re at the start of your career, want to change career direction, or if you’re returning to work after a break.

All apprenticeships make sure you’re ‘job ready’ for the role you have trained for.

Apprentices earn a salary right from day one of their employment and training.

If you think you need better skills and need more work experience so that you’re ready to apply for your chosen apprenticeship – you could consider doing a traineeship.

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3

You may be ready for an apprenticeship if you already have some work experience.

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and Maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Useful Links:

Find an apprenticeship to suit your business or further your career Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice, what careers are available and which employers are offering them. Become an apprentice. Fire up your business with an apprentice. Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial help and support available from the government. Hire an apprentice. SBTV X Fire it up. www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please find attached this week’s live apprenticeship vacancy reports.

These vacancies can be accessed by using the Reference number or by searching for the learning provider on Find an apprentice (Faa) online (https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch).

It is important that this data is used only as a guide, and that you log onto Find an apprentice for the most up to date information.

Please do not contact the employer unless stated in the vacancy.  If you require more information than is described, please contact the learning provider in the first instance; their contact details will be available in the advert or you need to access the apprenticeship.gov website.

Army Apprenticeship – Skills and Learning


Apprentice Maintenance Technician

  • Redrow Homes
  • (Added 04 Mar 2020 – 1 position available)

On a day to day basis a trade apprentice will be working with their allocated subcontractor and undertaking all necessary activities to learn the skills appropriate to their role. They will also support the site management team with any other tasks as necessary, building a portfolio of evidence towards their qualification.

  • Closing date: 30 Jun 2020 
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Apprentice Bricklayer

  • Redrow Homes
  • (Added 04 Mar 2020 – 1 position available)

On a day to day basis a trade apprentice will be working with their allocated subcontractor and undertaking all necessary activities to learn the skills appropriate to their role. They will also support the site management team with any other tasks as necessary, building a portfolio of evidence towards their qualification.

  • Closing date: 30 Jun 2020
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Hays Travel Level 3 Travel Consultant Apprenticeship

  • HAYS TRAVEL LIMITED
  • The employer is registered as Disability Confident
  • (Added 10 Jan 2020 – 1 position available)

Hays Travel apprenticeships are an exciting and credible alternative to other educational routes, where you will still continue your studies working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme. Alongside valuable on-the job experience, you’ll also get a salary at the end of every month!

  • Closing date: 31 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 01 Aug 2020

Apprentice Maintenance Engineering Technician

  • TNT Express (UK) Ltd
  • (Added 7 days ago – 1 position available)

Have you always had a passion or interest of all things mechanical and electrical and wondered how to make a career of it? If so, why not apply and be part of our exciting programme.

  • Closing date: 10 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Digital Marketing Apprentice

  • SUTTON COLDFIELD COMPUTER SHOP LIMITED
  • (Added 12 Jun 2020 – 1 position available)

This is a perfect opportunity for an Apprentice who has a keen interest in Digital Marketing and is looking to develop and manage all aspects of digital marketing including website updates, SEO, blogs, Google Analytics, social media, and marketing campaigns. The successful applicant will have a proven interest in this area and be keen to learn.

  • Closing date: 3rd July 2020
  • Possible start date: 03 Aug 2020

Apprentice Production Chef

  • GET COFFEE CO. LTD
  • (Added 10 Feb 2020 – 1 position available)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to work in the business. This will include all aspects of running a kitchen to delivering mouth watering food for our customers.

  • Closing date: 6th July 2020
  • Possible start date: 20 Jul 2020

Apprentice Maintenance Technician

  • Redrow Homes
  • (Added 04 Mar 2020 – 1 position available)

On a day to day basis a trade apprentice will be working with their allocated subcontractor and undertaking all necessary activities to learn the skills appropriate to their role. They will also support the site management team with any other tasks as necessary, building a portfolio of evidence towards their qualification.

  • Closing date: 30th June 2020
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Apprentice Carpenter

  • Redrow Homes
  • (Added 04 Mar 2020 – 0 positions available)

On a day to day basis a trade apprentice will be working with their allocated subcontractor and undertaking all necessary activities to learn the skills appropriate to their role. They will also support the site management team with any other tasks as necessary, building a portfolio of evidence towards their qualification.

  • Closing date: 30th June 2020
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Apprentice Bricklayer

  • Redrow Homes
  • (Added 04 Mar 2020 – 1 position available)

On a day to day basis a trade apprentice will be working with their allocated subcontractor and undertaking all necessary activities to learn the skills appropriate to their role. They will also support the site management team with any other tasks as necessary, building a portfolio of evidence towards their qualification.

  • Closing date: 30th June 2020
  • Possible start date: 07 Sep 2020

Engineering Apprenticeship

  • PADDOCK GEAR & ENGINEERING LIMITED
  • (Added 15 Jun 2020 – 1 position available)

Learning engineering processes within the work place and learning how to use various machinery.

  • Closing date: 31 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 01 Aug 2020

Systems Development Apprentice

  • SERTEC GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
  • (Added 15 Apr 2020 – 1 position available)

Estio Training have an exciting new opportunity for a Level 3 Software Development Technician with Sertec Group, an Automotive Engineering Company based in Central Birmingham.

  • Closing date: 29 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 01 Aug 2020

Technical Support Analyst Apprentice

  • Spidex Software Ltd
  • (Added 06 Mar 2020 – 1 position available)

To provide first line technical support to new and existing customers and internal Spidex personnel. To assist and help with software issues relating to our products for customers via telephone or email, as well as hardware, infrastructure and software tools for Spidex personnel.

  • Closing date: 17 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 20 Jul 2020

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

  • Shustoke C Of E Primary School
  • (Added 4 days ago – 2 positions available)

To assist teaching staff in the development and education process of pupils and with pupil care, support and supervision. To support pupil’s learning as directed by the teacher, carry out appropriate activities as planned, including working with small groups or individuals as required.

  • Closing date: 10 Jul 2020
  • Possible start date: 01 Sep 2020