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 school. 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 £600 per month or more.

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 and level three Apprenticeships in the following sectors:

  • accountancy
  • business administration
  • childcare
  • customer service
  • ICT
  • teaching assistant

Here’s what apprentices say about studying with us

“I can say that without the support from the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service I wouldn’t be where I am now.”
Benny K, Customer Service Apprentice, Passion Catering

“This apprenticeship has given me work experience that I can take into the future and has opened up opportunities for me. It has taught me to be professional in the work place and enabled me to grow as I was still in a student mind set.”
Carl Hainsby Waltham Forest Council Apprentice

“Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service apprenticeship has helped me in so many different ways, developing my confidence and belief in myself. My Placement Officer, tutors and the Manager were always by my side and helped me every step of the way!”
Zainab Bibi Edinburgh School Apprentice

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

Thursday 23 November 2017, 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 5 December 2017, 10am – 1pm
Thursday 4 January 2018, 10am – 1pm
Friday 26 January 2018, 10am – 1pm
Monday 12 February 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 27 February 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 13 March 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 15 May 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 12 June 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 26 June 2018, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 2pm – 5pm
Tuesday 24 July 2018, 10am – 1pm

Queens Road Learning Centre

Thursday 11 January 2018, 10am – 12noon
Saturday 13 January 2018, 10.30am – 1pm
Wednesday 18 April 2018, 6pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 19 April 2018, 10am – 12noon