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Why take up an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships provide the best of both worlds with high-quality, work based training programmes. They are a fantastic way to launch yourself into a career when you have finished full time education. It’s also a great route for those already in employment to develop or change their future prospects and career.

Earn while you learn

On average an apprentice can earn £12,000 to £21,000 per year.

Skills and qualifications

An apprenticeship will provide hands on experience, a salary and a nationally recognised qualification.

Excellent progression opportunities

Apprenticeships offer fantastic opportunities to progress onto Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications and higher education – further enhancing your CV.

There will be no university fees to pay and qualifications can be equivalent of a Degree or Masters.

Increased future earning potential

Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training and can see an increase of up to 50 per cent.

Advanced apprenticeships lead the way

Those with an advanced apprenticeship can earn around £117,000 more than those without during the course of their career.

Become more confident

Apprenticeships can help you become more independent, confident and self-assured.

Get student discounts and 30 per cent reduction on TFL

NUS Apprentice Extra cards provide discounts at high street retailers.

Earn, Learn and Live

Getting a job is a competitive business in this current climate. Employers look for work-ready people who commit to learning new skills and want to succeed. Our Apprenticeships will give you the skills, experience and qualifications that you need to get on in life and start your career.

We offer a range of exciting apprenticeship programmes for motivated young people who want to get on in life and further their career. To apply you need to be 16-24, highly motivated, work ready and have good English and maths. We offer apprenticeships with highly respected, successful private and public sector employers. Apprenticeships offer employment, a salary and a mix of on and off the job training to gain level two or level three qualifications to achieve the apprenticeship framework. Achieving an apprenticeship framework typically takes between 12 and 18 months.

We offer level two to level five apprenticeships in the following sectors:

  • Operational and Departmental Management – suitable if you are already in a management role
  • School Business Professional
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accountancy
  • ICT Technician
  • Business Administration
  • Public Sector Service Delivery Officer
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Early Years Educator
  • Childcare

Here’s what apprentices say about studying with us

Mehreen Ayub, Winner Apprentice of the Year 2017 Award in Hospitality, Tourism and Retail at the National Asian Apprenticeship Awards

“I knew people who had gone to university to get a degree and they struggled to get a job. I knew others who undertook an apprenticeship and got a decent job at the end. I weighed it up and thought a CV with experience was going to be better than a CV with a degree.

“I was given a lot of responsibility straight away with Admiral Recruitment. They treat you like a fully-fledged member of the team, so while it was a challenge, it was one I welcomed. I was running my own commercial temporary desk, dealing with high end clients, and was responsible for my own client base.”

Read the Mehreen Ayub story

Sasha Hudson, Shortlisted for Clarion Futures Apprentice of the Year

“The apprenticeship route can set you up for life and helps you get a foot on the career ladder at an early age – I’m proof that can be done!”

Sasha is now aiming to do a two-year Level Four project management apprenticeship which includes time off for college and will need her to lead on some projects so she gets wider experience and good training opportunities.

Read the Sasha Hudson story

Sarah Clarke

“Looking back taking that apprenticeship was the right move for me and opened the door to a great career which I’m thoroughly enjoying.

“My message to anyone who is feeling sixth form isn’t right for them is to try the apprenticeship route, it leaves your options open for you so don’t give up on yourself, keep trying and power on through as it will work out for the best.”

Read the Sarah Clark story

How to apply

You can find out about all our programmes by coming to our information and recruitment sessions. You can also contact us for an appointment any time throughout the year:

Call Harpal Rull on 020 8496 2029 or email: or

Andrea Creary on 020 8496 2981 or email:

Young Adults Programmes Information sessions

If you are interested please attend one of our sessions below.

Leyton Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 10am
Tuesday 13 March 2018, 10am
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10am
Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10am
Wednesday 15 May 2018, 10am
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 2pm
Tuesday 12 June 2018, 10am
Tuesday 26 June 2018, 10am
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 2pm
Tuesday 24 July 2018, 10am

Queens Road Learning Centre

Friday 9 March 2018, 10am
Wednesday 18 April 2018, 6pm
Thursday 19 April 2018, 10am