An Apprenticeship, also known as a job with training, is a good way to earn money in a real job while you learn and gain a valued qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 up to Level 7.
Most of the training is on-the-job, working with a mentor to learn job specific skills in the workplace. You will also be required to cover 20% of your contracted working hours as Off The Job (OTJ) training. This may be delivered away from the workplace, e.g. in college through 'day release' arrangements.
All Apprenticeship starts from 1 August 2020 will be on new standards, which have been designed in collaboration with employers, to ensure apprentices learn industry relevant skills while completing their qualification.
Apprenticeship standards begin with a foundation phase, which includes the development of skills, knowledge and behaviours. Towards the end of the qualification, all apprentices must take an end point assessment.
For guidance on the learning support options available for apprentices at Northampton College, including support at college and in the workplace, please click here.
We are in touch with hundreds of businesses and have access to many different job vacancies. Take a look at the current vacancies we have to offer to the right of this page and apply online.
If you're already employed and would like to join an Apprenticeship programme with Northampton College, simply click here to apply, and we will invite you in for an interview.
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