Options for School Leavers

Apprenticeships - a choice for school leavers

Every student in their final year of school has a choice about what they do when they leave. Apprenticeships are one of those choices.

Throughout the academic year, we will be hosting a number of live virtual talks, aimed at our future apprentices and their parent/guardian. These fun, informative events will tell you all you need to know about what it’s like being an apprentice. If you would like to register to attend a virtual event, make sure you visit the courses section of the website and apply for the apprenticeship of your choice, you will then receive an invite to the next available session.

If you have any questions regarding your application for an Apprenticeship, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions on 01384 363 333.

Apprenticeship Academies 2020

In August 2019 we ran our first Apprenticeship Academy – designed specifically for school leavers our academies offer you the opportunity to come into college for up to 2 weeks during the summer break and get hands on experience in the apprenticeship area of your choice, as well as CV writing support and interview coaching.

Following on from the huge a success of the Engineering and Manufacturing Academy 2019 – summer 2020 saw the launch of three new academies;

  • Engineering and Manufacturing 2020 - Find out more in this YouTube video.
  • Modern Methods of Construction - Find out more in this YouTube video.
  • Hairdressing and Barbering

Despite the covid-19 pandemic, and with some small alterations to course content and delivery to ensure learner and staff safety – we were able to run all three academies through a blend of virtual learning and on-site delivery and we are currently working with the 60+ academy graduates to find their ideal apprenticeship.

We hope to have details of our Academies 2021 soon – please keep checking this page for updates!