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Apprenticeships


If you are thinking about your next steps then why not apply to be an apprentice? If you become an apprentice you will earn while you learn and gain skills, knowledge and qualifications employers value.

We have over 2400 apprentices, working with over 800 companies across most sectors in our region

So what is an apprenticeship? Apprentices are employed, learn at college and in the workplace, building up knowledge and skills, gaining recognised qualifications. You can start at any point in the year, earn as you learn and gain the experience to progress further in your career.

We will help you find an employer with a vacancy that suits you. Employers come to Doncaster College because:

  • They know our students will already be developing the skills, knowledge and experience that will make you potentially a good candidate
  • We have an excellent reputation as a training provider
  • We offer a very broad range of apprenticeships suitable for school leavers through to senior managers

Become an Apprentice – Key facts

  • Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles
  • The College has apprenticeships with over 800 employers
  • Doncaster College is the largest local provider with over 2400 apprentices
  • Apprenticeships are available in more than 170 industries
  • We have over 80 different types of apprenticeships available
  • Intermediate, advanced and higher apprenticeships are available
  • Many employers offer above minimum wage
  • Many employers who offer the minimum wage increase it during the first year
  • Many jobs today are only available through an apprenticeship
  • After finishing, the majority of apprentices (90%) stay in employment (including 2% self-employed), with seven in ten (71%) staying with the same employer
  • On average, individuals with an advanced apprenticeship earn between £77,000 and £117,000 more over their lifetime than similar individuals with Level 2 qualifications
  • Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 (5 GCSEs grades 4-9/A-C) all the way up to degree level
  • Apprentices work as a paid employee within an organisation whilst working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeships take between 1 to 5 years depending on the level, type of apprenticeship and prior skills
Ryehan Amir, Apprentice Accountant at ESC Global

At the end of my studies I will have a highly respected qualification behind me, teaching me all the qualities needed to be a successful accountant.

The benefits of an apprenticeship include:

  • Earning a wage whilst you are working.
  • Gaining work-related skills and knowledge in College and in the workplace.
  • Gaining a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification.
  • Opportunity to process onto further studies, including university.
  • Receive support and mentoring in your job role as an apprentices.
  • All the benefits of being employed, such as paid holidays.

Employers recruit apprentices all year round. You can apply if you are at College or if you are not studying at College. Apprenticeships are a job with apprenticeship training. You have to apply for an apprenticeship just like any other job. You will go through the employers recruitment process, for example, application form and interview.

See below for all of our current vacancies. Check this page regularly as we have new vacancies throughout the year.

Need to speak to us?

Want more information on apprenticeships? Contact our friendly team, they will be happy to help!

Call us on 01302 553913 or email us using the form.

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Contact Form - Apprenticeships