Apprenticeships for Students

An apprenticeship is ideal if you know which career path you want to follow 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 qualification.

How long is an apprenticeship?

The length of an apprenticeship varies from 18 months to 4 years.

Apprenticeship wages

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.50 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you're an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

How to apply & finding employment

You can apply for the apprenticeship you want to study online, you must have an employer to apply for an apprenticeship.

You can also register with the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service, this will allow you to search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies – register here.

School leavers

If you are a school leaver you could also consider applying for a study programme. Many of our students enrol on a study programme and during their first year transfer over to an apprenticeship when they find an employer. We have a bank of employers who regularly recruit directly from our full-time students.

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

Contact the apprenticeship team to see if we have any current vacancies!


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