How to secure an Apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will:

  • Be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Get time for training and study related to your role (at least 6 hours per week of your normal working hours)
  • Develop your English and maths skills in line with your apprenticeships requirements and personal circumstances

How to Become an Apprentice

It is easy to apply for an apprenticeship with us at Grantham College & University Centre. Follow the below steps as a guide:

Step 1: Decide what is the career choice for you

It is important to have a think about what industry you would like to train and work in. From Engineering to Beauty, we have a wide range of apprenticeship routes for you!

If you are still not sure and would like some advice, you can always contact our expert and friendly team who will be happy to discuss your future career goals and assist you in choosing the right path for you. 

The Information, Advice & Guidance Team are available to call on 01476 400200 or email at:  

Step 2: Choose Your Apprenticeship

Once you have chosen the industry you’d like to work in and the apprenticeship you would like to study, you will then need to apply online. You can apply for an apprenticeship by clicking the ‘Apply for this Course’ button on the individual apprenticeship course information. You then will be guided through the simple application process.

Please note: This stage of becoming an apprentice can be completed with or without an employer, BUT you will need an employer to start your apprenticeship.

Step 3: Find an Employer

You will need an employer, who is willing to offer you an apprenticeship, before you can start your training. Finding a relevant apprenticeship employer is your responsibility, Grantham College & University Centre are here to assist you with this.

Apply for vacancies

Apprenticeship vacancies receive many applications, so it’s important to stand out from the crowd!

When applying for a vacancy, think about how your skills and experience relate to the job and the organisation. It’s always a good idea to secure work experience or do some volunteering to show you are keen, driven and hard-working.

You can  view our current apprenticeship vacancies here.

When you’ve found an employer

Once you have successfully been recruited by an employer you will need to let us know that you are ready to begin your apprenticeship programme.

The apprenticeship advisors will help you through that process, they can help your employer too if they haven’t had an apprentice or used us as a training provider before.
Just email to notify us and we can start on the paperwork!

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

LevelEquivalentEducational Level
Advanced3A Level
Higher4, 5, 6, and 7Foundation degree and above
Degree6 and 7Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

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