What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are designed by employers and are tailored to meet the needs of each specific sector. An Apprenticeship will allow you to get qualified, get paid and get a career all in one go! As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills; off-the-job training is usually on a day release basis at Weymouth College. Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply.
Apprenticeships are available through Weymouth College in the following areas:
- Business Administration
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Child Care
- Customer Service
- Fabrication & Welding
- Health & Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Painting & Decorating
For details on the Apprenticeships visit the Course Finder and the relevant subject area.
For information about local apprenticeships, view the RSS feed.
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you’re making progress. As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest will take place at Weymouth College. You can complete this off-the-job training on day release or over a number of days in a block depending on the Apprenticeship you choose.
All employed apprentices will get a wage. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is currently £2.60 per hour. The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If you reach age 19 and have completed the first year of your Apprenticeship your employer must pay you at least the full NMW rate for those aged 18 to 20. If you are already 19 and have completed the first year of your Apprenticeship you must be paid at least the NMW rate for your age.
Finding a Work Placement
View this booklet which has been put together to help you in finding a suitable work placement, if you are interested in joining the Apprenticeship programme at Weymouth College.
How to Apply
You can apply by completing the Online Application Form or for more information about Apprenticeships please contact the Work Based Learning Department on 01305 208709 or email by using email@example.com