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Making apprenticeships work for you

Apprenticeships are a great mix of hands-on learning in the workplace and theory learned with us in College to give you the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive in the working world. They’re for anyone aged 16 or over and they allow you to earn and learn at the same time, meaning you have great prospects for the future!

Or, are you an employer looking at taking on an apprentice or thinking about putting existing staff on an Apprenticeship scheme? You would be joining one of over 260,000 workplaces that provide apprenticeship places.

What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a programme of training delivered in college and the workplace during which the apprentice receives hands-on working experience.

Apprenticeships refer to on-the-job training leading to nationally recognised qualifications, developed by industry. An apprenticeship includes a minimum of 30 hours per week paid employment. There are various levels of apprenticeships.

How to become an apprentice?

To become an apprentice you will either need to be already employed in that role or find an Employer who is recruiting apprentices. Some Employers do approach Wakefield College regarding vacancies and those vacancies will be advertised on our website. It is important that we have a copy of your CV so we can send to prospective Employers. To improve your chances of finding an employer it is also important that you also search for your own apprenticeship positions.

What does it involve?

An Apprenticeship includes the following components:

  • A minimum of 30 hours per week paid employment.
  • A knowledge based element.
  • A competence based element.
  • Transferable or Key/Functional skills.
  • A module on employment rights and responsibilities.
How long does it take?

The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the apprentice, the qualification being obtained and the industry sector. Typically these last for around 18 months, but can vary.

How does it work?

After forwarding your CV to the Apprenticeship Team you may be required to undertake an interview. If you are accepted on the course and have found employment you will be assigned an Assessor. The Assessor will visit you in the workplace and will be able to provide support to both Apprentice and Employer throughout the apprenticeship.

How flexible are apprenticeships?

Apprentices usually start in September but some have intakes at other times during the year. Some of the training can be in the work place and other sessions are in college.

How much will I get paid?

From the 1st April 2020, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.30 per hour. The NMW applies to time working and time spent training as this is also part of the apprenticeship. Some employers will pay more, depending on age, experience and qualifications. You will need to make sure you are happy with your salary before starting your apprenticeship.

By being an apprentice, you get the opportunity to work in the industry while you learn. This will benefit you greatly in the future, by having years of experience in the field, it will look great on your CV and to future employers. So as they say, get in, go far.
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Apprenticeship Vacancies
Apprentice Commercial Vehicle Body Builder
Micra Truck Bodies Ltd
Closing Date: 30 June, 2021

As an apprentice commercial vehicle body builder, you will be working in a workshop environment 4 days a week alongside fully qualified employee. The remaining one day a week will be spent at college. In our workshop, we design and build commercial vehicle bodies using a range of skills, tools, and machinery.

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Apprentice Dental Nurse
Almondbury Dental Practice
Closing Date: 22 June, 2021

We are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our busy NHS Practice. You will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care.

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Business Administrator Apprenticeship
Fairburn View Primary School, Castleford
Closing Date: 18 June, 2021

The student will be working in a busy school office. The experiences offered will be varied but important for the smooth running of the school, including school organisation, administration, managing resources and working smartly in a hardworking team. In house training will be given and a strong support offered from a very experienced team.

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Apprentice Technical Engineer
FLUID PUMPS LIMITED
Closing Date: 17 June, 2021

As an Apprentice Technical Engineer, your role will report directly to the Managing Director. You will be required to work with all aspects of Fluid Pumps from Internal Sales to off-site Engineering.

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Customer Service Apprentice
Macronstore Wakefield
Closing Date: 1 July, 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to add to our small but growing team to help with the high volume of Admin work, as well as learning each part of the business with the prospect of much more responsibility.

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Dental Nurse Apprentice - Darton
TSJ SMILE LIMITED
Closing Date: 22 June, 2021

We are looking for 4 permanent full time apprentice dental nurses to join our friendly team. We are a well established, family owned, group of six practices in the Barnsley area.

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Dental Nurse Apprentice - Grimethorpe
TSJ SMILE LIMITED
Closing Date: 22 June, 2021

We are looking for 4 permanent full time apprentice dental nurses to join our friendly team. We are a well established, family owned, group of six practices in the Barnsley area.

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Dental Nurse Apprentice - Barnsley
TSJ SMILE LIMITED
Closing Date: 22 June, 2021

We are looking for 4 permanent full time apprentice dental nurses to join our friendly team. We are a well-established, family owned, group of six practices in the Barnsley area.

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Dental Nurse Apprentice - Goldthorpe
TSJ SMILE LIMITED
Closing Date: 22 June, 2021

We are looking for 4 permanent full time apprentice dental nurses to join our friendly team. We are a well established, family owned, group of six practices in the Barnsley area.

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician - Electrical Apprentice
Ardagh Group Ltd
Closing Date: 2 July, 2021

We are looking to recruit an Electrical Apprentice for our Production Engineering Department for a September 2021 start. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
Ardagh Group Ltd
Closing Date: 2 July, 2021

We are looking to recruit 2 x Mechanical Apprentices for our Production Engineering Department for a September 2021 start.

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Human Resource Apprentice
ACCORD MULTI ACADEMY TRUST
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

The Accord Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a Human Resources Apprentice to support the HR Officer and wider HR Team in the provision of a highly effective Human Resources service in order to ensure an accurate and consistent service is provided across the Trust.

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Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician
Firth Truck & Van Services Ltd
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

Apprentice Light Vehicle opportunity to servicing and maintaining a range of commercial vehicles. Level 3 Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle).

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Apprentice Vehicle Technician
M.E AUTOS CAR AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL LTD
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who would like to begin their career by joining our team in an Apprentice Autocare Technician role.

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Apprentice Valve Technician
Wsg Provalve Ltd
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

Training in all types of mechanical valve overhaul and repair such as: Ball Valves, Control Valves, Safety Valves, Butterfly Valves, Plug Valves, Gate Valves, Pressure testing, Instrumentation, Actuation, Hydraulics and Diagnostic fault finding.

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Apprentice Machinist
Wsg Provalve Ltd
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

Training in all types of machining such as: Milling, Turning, CNC Machine programming, Drilling, Grinding, Multi Axis machinery, measurement techniques etc.

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Business Administration Apprentice
ACCORD MULTI ACADEMY TRUST
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

The Accord Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Business Administration Apprentice to assist with the provision of high quality support and contribute effectively to the function of the Administration Team within the designated academy base and across the Trust as required.

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Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering Maintenance
Klockner Pentaplast
Closing Date: 9 July, 2021

The Apprentice will work within a team to complete mechanical plant repairs and assist with the operation of all aspects of production plant in a safe and efficient manner. The successful candidate will also complete routine testing and evaluation of results.

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Apprentice Dental nurse
WOOD DENTAL LIMITED
Closing Date: 25 June, 2021

As an apprentice dental nurse you will assist the dentist in all aspects of patient care. This will range from sterilising and preparing instruments, mixing materials and ensuring the patient is comfortable. You will also assist the dentist with various procedures such as minor oral surgery and extractions.

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