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Apprenticeships - Students

An apprenticeship is ideal if you know which career path you want to follow, but you don’t want to study in full-time education and you would like to earn a salary whilst learning.

It combines training delivered at college with hands on work experience where you work towards completing a framework, which typically consists of:

  • NVQ - a work based competence qualification
  • Diploma – a knowledge based qualification
  • Key skills or functional skills

How long is an apprenticeship?

The length of an Apprenticeship varies on the level of the qualification and the skills each apprentice may have. Typically the intermediate level is around 18-24 months and the advanced up to 4 years.

Apprenticeship Wages

A National Minimum Wage has been introduced for apprentices who are aged 16-18 and those over 19 years of age who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.

The current rate is £3.30 per hour, however some companies do pay more than this.

How to Apply & Finding Employment

Apply for the apprenticeship you want to study online, in person or by post. Remember, you must have an employer to apply for an apprenticeship.

View: Online application form

Download: PDF application form

If you do not have an employer you can download the Top Tips Leaflet, employer vacancies are also promoted on the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for apprenticeships.

If you are a school leaver you could also consider applying for a full-time course. Many of our students enrol on a full-time course and during their first year transfer over to an apprentice when they find an employer. We have a bank of employers who regularly recruit directly from our full-time students. You can also contact the Apprenticeship Team to see if we have any vacancies.

Contact the Team

If you are a potential apprentice and would like further information on the apprenticeship programmes please call 0113 222 6023 or email wbl@lcb.ac.uk