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An Apprenticeship, referred to as a 'job with training', is a way for young people and adults to earn while they learn and gain a valued qualification at the same time. Hiring an apprentice means that you can grow your own talent and develop someone whose skills become tailor-made for your business.

Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 up to Level 7. To view the full range of Apprenticeships we currently offer at Northampton College, please click here.

Most of the training is completed in the workplace and is focused on learning job specific skills. It is compulsory that 20% of all training takes place 'off-the-job', e.g. at college or internal staff training.

What will it cost?

You will need to employ your apprentice on a salary that meets the national minimum wage for Apprenticeships. The cost of training is relative, and considers the size of your business as well as the age of the apprentice.

You will be entitled to a £1000 incentive if you take on an apprentice aged 16-18.

We offer Apprenticeships in:

  • Brickwork
  • Business Administration
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Childcare
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Footwear
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Management and Team Leading
  • Motor Vehicle - Light Vehicle and Heavy Vehicle
  • Motor Vehicle - Heavy Trailer Maintenance and Repair
  • Plastering & Plumbing
  • Property Maintenance
  • Vehicle Paint Technician

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