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At St Vincent College we offer Apprenticeship Programmes that develop industry specific skills. By combining work and training, our Apprentices develop vocational skills and essential knowledge. We support employers and their apprentices throughout the programme, to ensure maximum benefits for all. If you are interested in employing an Apprentice, we will work with you throughout the process and where possible, help you access any available funding.

Talk to a member of our Apprenticeship Department on 023 9260 3669 or email:

What is an Apprenticeship?


Apprenticeships are a great way to gain experience and qualification, getting paid while you learn. You can develop your practical skills and knowledge in the workplace and at College, and gain nationally recognised qualifications to enable you to succeed in your chosen career.

 How long is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships have no set duration as the time taken will depend on the ability of the apprentice and the employer’s requirements. On average, an Intermediate Apprenticeship will take one year to complete, an Advanced Apprenticeship two years, but this can vary between industries. The requirements of the employer and the specific tasks the Apprentice carries out also have an effect on the length of the training.

Types and Levels of Apprenticeship

St Vincent College currently offers two levels of Apprenticeships:

Level 2 or Intermediate Apprenticeships

Level 3 or Advanced Apprenticeships

Level 4 or Higher Apprenticeships

Some Apprenticeships will require you to start at Level 2, regardless of your previous qualifications; these tend to be skilled trades where you need to learn the basics skills before you can progress. Other Apprenticeships will allow you to go straight in at a higher level, providing you have appropriate qualification. All our Apprenticeships Course Sheets will explain what the entry criteria are for each Apprenticeship.

What are the benefits?

There are lots of benefits in an Apprenticeship, key benefits include:

How to sign-up for an apprenticeship

All Apprenticeship programmes require you to be in a suitable job role, or ready to start employment. You must be over 16 years of age and live in England. If you are interested in applying for one of our Apprenticeship programmes you can complete the application form in the pack. If you are not in employment we can talk to you about ways we can help you to improve your skills and find a job. You can:
Talk to a member of our Apprenticeship Department on 023 9260 3669 or email:
Register with the National Apprenticeship Service who run an on-line vacancy service You can now apply for Apprenticeship vacancies on line using a system that lets you search for, view and then apply for Apprenticeships
Keep your CV up-to-date and research interview techniques
Start networking – talk to friends, family and contact companies who may be interested in employing you.  Use the local paper and internet to find out who is offering apprenticeships



Information Guide Employers Guide Application for Apprenticeships Form

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