Is an Apprenticeship the right option for me?
- Do you want to earn while you learn?
- Do you want to gain industry recognised knowledge and skills in your chosen sector?
If so, an Apprenticeship could be exactly what you are looking for! Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job–specific skills. If you are interested in training for your dream career or interested in changing profession an Apprenticeship could be for you.
Why choose us?
Every year the Apprenticeship Delivery Team and local employers train over 400 Apprentices in their chosen profession. Our dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors are on hand to support you throughout your apprenticeship journey to ensure you get the most out of the programme. Our Apprenticeship Advisors can also advise you on career pathways after your Apprenticeship has finished.
What support will I receive during my Apprenticeship?
Our Apprentices receive extensive support from both employers and the College including:
College inductions –At the beginning of your apprenticeship you will attend a College induction where you will be introduced to all the services available.
Workplace mentor –All apprentices are assigned a mentor. Your mentor, usually an experienced member of staff, will assist you in settling into your workplace in addition to supporting your progress through your apprenticeship.
Trainer assessor– Every apprentice will meet with a Trainer Assessor every 12 weeks. Your Trainer Assessor will review your progress on your e-portfolio (OneFile) and provide help and support. Your Trainer Assessor will set action plans and SMART objectives to ensure you are ready for End Point Assessment (EPA).
Apprenticeship Advisor – An Apprenticeship Advisor is available at the College to monitor your progression, help with any problems you may encounter and act as a point of contact for both you and your employer.
How many hours will I work each week?
Minimum hours a week is 30 including off the job training.
How much will I earn?
Minimum salary for an Apprentice is £4.81 per hour for 16 to 18 year olds or 19 or over in their first year of Apprenticeship, although many employers will pay more.
Who can apply for an Apprenticeship?
Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full – time education can apply.
Is there an additional cost?
Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.
If I have an additional learning need, will there be support available?
Yes, we are committed to supporting all our Apprentices throughout the process. Please contact the Apprenticeship Team to find out more.
What qualifications do I need?
As a general guide to commence a Level 2 Apprenticeship you’ll typically need 4 GCSEs at grades 9/A to 2/E or equivalent or to study a Level 3 Apprenticeship you’ll typically need 6 GCSEs at grades 9/A to 3/D or equivalent. Some Level 3 or higher Apprenticeship Standards will require you to have a minimum GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent in maths and English to be accepted onto the programme.
What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?
The College Information Advice and Guidance team will advise on other course options. This could be a programme of full-time study with English and maths tuition as required. Many of our full-time students progress onto apprenticeships.
What Apprenticeships are available through Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service?
Apprenticeships are available through our Partners at Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service in:
- Business Administration — Level 3
- Customer Service – Levels 2 and 3
- Digital Marketing – Level 3
- Accounting – Levels 2, 3 and 4
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant) – Level 3
- Early Years Educator – Levels 2 and 3
If you are aged 16 or over and would like support to begin an apprenticeship, or would like to complete an apprenticeship within your existing employer, please contact: