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The core facts about Apprenticeships:

There's no age limit

Maximum 40 hours paid employment per week if you are under 18

Apprentices are not required to pay course fees

Minimum wage for an Apprentice under 19, or 19+ in their first year, is £4.15

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Featured Vacancies

We have a large number of vacancies just waiting for you. If you are looking to learn while you work then these could be perfect for you.

Huddersfield Town Football Club Shop

Ticket Office Customer Service Administrator Apprentice – Huddersfield Town Football Club Shop

Level 2

Responsibilities will include: Dealing with members of the public in a polite and …

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Closing date
25 April 2021
Royds Hall High School

Data and Exams Administrator Role Profile – Royds Hall High School

Level 2

Vacancy description   To assist the Exams Officer/Senior Deputy Headteacher in ensuring senior …

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Closing date
19 April 2021
Buy It Direct Ltd

Maintenance Apprentice – Buy It Direct Ltd

Level 2

The maintenance team are responsible for ensuring all our facilities are up to …

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Closing date
02 May 2021
Meltham Dental Care Limited

Dental Receptonist/Administration Apprentice – Meltham Dental Care Limited

Level 2

Purpose of the job: Receptionist/administrators are the first point of contact for patients …

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Closing date
25 April 2021

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Build the Future

Kirklees College is one of the leading providers of Apprenticeships in the UK

Each year we train over 1,000 apprentices in over 30 occupational areas
Our apprentices are employed at over 1,000 companies throughout West Yorkshire

Apprentice Case Studies

Over the last 12 months we have been extremely proud of all our apprentices and how they have stepped up to the challenge during this unprecedented time.

Everything you need to know

A work-based training programme which leads to nationally recognised qualifications. You will learn specialist skills relevant to a spefiic profession whilst earning a wage.

Studying an Apprenticeship allows you to earn while you learn. You will usually work full-time and attend college one day a week, however, each Apprenticeship is different.

All Apprenticeships require 20% off the job training, and in most cases, this is delivered at college. The Apprenticeship programme you choose will determine how often you come to college. This can range from one day per week to attending college for up to a 30-week block period.

To start an Apprenticeship, you must have received an Apprenticeship course offer from the college and secured suitable employment.

The current Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is £4.15 per hour (April 2020), increasing to £4.30 per hour from April 2021. Some employers pay more so please check the details of any vacancies. All apprentices are paid by the employers for the time spent at work and at college.

When you have finished your Apprenticeship, there are a number of opportunities, such as progression on to another or a higher-level apprenticeship, you could be offered a permanent contract. Your achievement will allow you to look for another job if you do not wish to stay with your current employer or you could apply for university.

No, you can start an Apprenticeship at any age.

Some Apprenticeships allow you to start at any time of the year while some only start in September.

The three main ways to apply are:

 

  1. Apply to college in a subject area.
  2. Register for a specific vacancy. 
  3. Apply directly to a company.

Make sure that you have a CV ready. If you are proactive in searching for employment, then the college will also help.

At your college interview, you can be offered both the Apprenticeship programme and the equivalent full-time course if required. This means if you don’t manage to secure suitable employment to start an Apprenticeship, you can start a full-time course.

An Apprenticeship is classed as full-time employment and the minimum hours is 30 per week. This varies from each employer so please check the shifts and hours before applying.

We’re always here to support you

We are committed to supporting you during your time at Kirklees College and want you to have a fulfilling experience and achieve your very best. To help us to do that, we encourage you can talk to us about anything, from learning support to advice on future employment and careers. We’re here to support you.

Apprentice Video Case Studies

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Tyler Roberts started his journey in 2016 by successfully completing an Entry-Level Motor Vehicle course at Kirklees College.

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Laura studied an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing at Marshalls with Kirklees College , showcasing how positive a change in career can be.

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Josh studied towards his Engineering Apprenticeship with Kirklees College and is now flying high, working for the company who supported him throughout his placement.

Motor Vehicle Apprentice Case Study
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Shannon chose an Apprenticeship to get started in the Motor Vehicle industry and wants to progress to a Senior Technician role in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Engineering Apprentice Case Study
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Nhicol chose an Apprenticeship so he could get hands-on experience, get paid, and gain a qualification in Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

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Jessica has undertaken a Hairdressing Apprenticeship. Find out why she chose this route and what advice she would give to others considering this pathway.

Case Studies

Callum

Plumbing, Level 2

I’m most proud of gaining an apprenticeship and doing well in my practical and theory classes. I’ve learnt how to fit and install bathrooms and maintain central heating systems. The apprenticeship provides a lot of variety and you learn a lot through a mixture of theory and practical.

Jessica

Hairdressing, Level 2

I chose an Apprenticeship because you get the real experience of working in a salon and the facilities at college are very professional. This college has a really homely feel to it and when you go in you feel like you belong there. The tutors support you all the way and they want you to succeed.