apply for an apprenticeship

Chesterfield College is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the region, working with more than 1,300 employers to support apprenticeship placements in a number of industry sectors.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you’ll work towards nationally-recognised qualifications, gain vital industry experience and earn a weekly wage. If you have a particular career in mind and prefer to take a more hands on approach to education, then this type of on-the-job training is ideally suited to you.

School leaver if career builder - apprenticeships give you the skills and qualifications you need to build your future. Employers value the skills you gain by learning in the workplace, 96% of our apprentices go on to further study or employment. You'll earn at least the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice, but often more. % of an apprentice's working hours are spent in training, We work with over 1300 employers, We offer 50 different apprenticeships, Apprenticeships can give you the same level qualifications as A Levels and University level study

Our apprenticeship offer

We offer over 50 different apprenticeships, individually designed to support your progressing needs and career goals. Apprenticeships are available in the following industries:

  • Auto repair
  • Business administration
  • Childcare
  • Construction trades
  • Creative digital media
  • Engineering
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and social care
  • Social media
  • Sport and exercise
  • Vehicle paint

And many, many more!

Apprenticeships can be studied at a level to suit you, from Level 2 all the way up to university-level.

Apprenticeships aren’t restrictive. You can choose to start an apprenticeship at any point in your education journey. You may choose to study at college then progress on to an apprenticeship, or vice versa. For example you could complete your A Levels then move on to a university-level apprenticeship. Likewise you could study a Level 3 apprenticeship and still move on to a degree at a university.

Our latest apprenticeship vacancies can be applied for online.

Who is an apprenticeship for?

Anyone over the age of 16 and living in England can undergo an apprenticeship – there’s no upper age limit! If you have a particular career goal in mind then an apprenticeship programme could be ideally suited to you as it will provide you with the specific set of skills you need to get there. Apprenticeships are also great for those already in employment looking to develop their existing skills and knowledge.

How to become an apprentice

The easiest way to apply for an apprenticeship is online. Take a look at the vacancies we have available here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then simply register your interest and have a chat with a member of our apprenticeship team. We have new vacancies coming in all the time so they will easily be able to help you find the right fit for you.¬†You will have access to support throughout the whole process, from your initial interview to your first day in your new role. You will also benefit from regular visits to your workplace to ensure you are progressing at the right pace.

If you’re unsure what apprenticeship you’d like to do but want to pursue earning whilst learning then apply below and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss your options and help you to clarify what it is you want to do.


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