Apprenticeships | Become an apprentice

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable training, experience and nationally-recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships enable you to earn a salary while you learn.

You'll work alongside experienced colleagues to acquire industry knowledge and skills. Our apprenticeships are delivered on a day-release basis or through one-to-one sessions with your work-based tutor.

Apprenticeships take between one and four years, depending on the level of apprenticeship, your ability and your industry sector.

If you don't already have a job, we'll help match you with an employer to ensure your role provides the training you want. If you are already employed, we will work with your employer to ensure you get what you need from your training.

As part of being an apprentice with Chelmsford College, you'll immediately gain access to all the resources at the College, including student support, help with your CV and preparing for interviews, careers and progression advice.

Steps to becoming an Apprentice

Step 1

Choose the apprenticeship
Check the apprenticeships that the college offers.
Step 2

Contact our apprenticeship recruitment team
Call: 01245 265611 (x3439)
Complete the Expression of Interest Form
Step 3

Initial discussion and guidance
The recruitment team will book a time to discuss your apprenticeship options and guide you in completing the application process.
Step 4

CV & matching to an employer
If you already have an employer, the recruitment team will contact them and arrange a suitable start date. If you don’t have an employer, then the team will talk to you about apprenticeship vacancies that you could consider and attempt to match you with an employer.
Step 5

Interview with employer
The employer will interview you and sometimes request that you undertake a short trial of work experience with them to check that the apprenticeship and employer are suitable.
Step 6

Start your apprenticeship
You’re ready to go! When you start to work with your employer, the college specialist work-based assessor will visit you and ensure you gain the right skills and experience.

More information about finding an Apprenticeship here

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