Apprenticeships

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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.

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.

Apprenticeships can take from 12 months to four years to complete. There are three levels of Apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 4 and above)

Apprenticeship Standards

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.

Why choose an Apprenticeship?

  • You'll learn practical skills in state of the art facilities
  • You'll gain nationally-recognised qualifications designed with the help of employers
  • You'll be taught by experts with industry experience and knowledge
  • You'll earn a wage as well as training
  • You'll improve your general skills including communication, team working, creative thinking and time-management and grow your self-confidence.

Useful links

Click on the links below to access useful Apprenticeship resources, or click here to take a look at the Apprenticeships we currently offer.

Your next steps to becoming an apprentice

  • Make an application online for an Apprenticeship or a job vacancy.
  • Talk to our friendly team on 01604 734323 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Visit the National Apprenticeships Service website for more information on becoming an apprentice https://www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
  • Come and see us at The Skills Centre NC at our Lower Mounts campus on Fridays between 9am and 3pm.

Finding a job

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.

Already at work?

If you're already employed and would like to join an Apprenticeship programme with Northampton College, simply apply here and we will invite you in for an interview.

 
What our students say about Apprenticeships

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Isobel McColgan, Level 2 and 3 Business Administration

Isobel McColgan, Level 2 and 3 Business Administration

“My apprenticeship has proven to be an excellent way of getting my foot in the door and working my way up into a full-time job. It’s given me the skills...

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