I want to be an Apprentice

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with a training programme wrapped around it. You will be:

  • An employee of the business with a contract of employment
  • Paid at least £4.15 per hour for at least 30 hours per week and have 28 days paid holiday a year
  • Able to have 20% of your paid time in ‘off the job’ learning which may include one day a week in college
  • Working at any level within the organisation and at any age (over 16)
  • Undertaking a study programme that has been designed to meet the needs of the industry and may take from one year to four years to complete
  • Assessed as to your level of English maths and sometimes IT and may have the subjects included in your learning programme

The list of apprenticeships is here.

How to find an apprenticeship

There are 3 ways to find an apprenticeship

  • Find one yourself
  • Apply for one
  • Join our Talent Bank

The list of the apprenticeships we offer is here. If you don’t find what you are looking for on our list please contact us.

Tel: 030 300 39777
Email: apprenticeships@escg.ac.uk

How to find an apprenticeship for yourself

Start working on your CV and then send it with a covering letter to businesses where you would like to be an apprentice. For example you can google ‘Hairdressers near me’ which will provide a list of hair salons near where you are that might be interested in taking on an apprentice. You may find an email address on their website or you can send your cv and covering letter by post or you can take it to them direct. This demonstrates that you are proactive and keen to find work.

You can find good examples and help in producing your cv at the websites shown below.

You can attend one of our apprentice information sessions on-line where we will tell you all about becoming an apprentice – to book click here to download the starter form.

Apply for an apprenticeship

Click here to to go to the www.gov.uk 'find an apprenticeship' site. Follow the easy instructions on the site - you will need to set up an account if you want to apply for any of the jobs advertised.

Join our Talent Bank

If you are not sure which apprenticeship you are interested in but just want some more information please complete the form here and attend one of our information sessions. We will tell you what being an apprentice is all about and we will keep you on our Talent Bank and send you information about jobs that meet your area of interest. All our information sessions are delivered remotely via Zoom so you won’t need to come into college. Just complete the form here with as much information about yourself and your areas of interest.

If you are of an age where you should be in education please consider applying for a full time college course in case an apprenticeship isn’t available.

I am employed and I want to be an apprentice

If you are already employed and you are looking for an apprenticeship that will provide you with a training programme to match our job role then you are in the right place! It may help if you send us a copy of your job description so that we can be sure to guide you to the right apprenticeship for you. Our apprenticeships are suitable for people at all levels within an organisation and any age. To be an apprentice you will be:

  • An employee of the business with a contract of employment
  • Paid at least £4.15 per hour for at least 30 hours per week and have 28 days paid holiday a year
  • Able to have 20% of your paid time in ‘off the job’ learning which may include one day a week in college
  • Working at any level within the organisation and at any age
  • Undertaking a study programme that has been designed to meet the needs of the industry and may take from one year to four years to complete
  • Assessed as to your level of English maths and sometimes IT and may have the subjects included in your learning programme

For more information and guidance and to attend an apprentice induction session where we will explain all about being an apprentice and assess your English maths and IT levels please contact us.

For our full list of apprenticeships on offer click here.

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