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Types of Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a fantastic alternative to a college or degree course; an apprenticeship is a genuine job which is combined with practical training and study

An apprenticeship is a fantastic alternative to a college or degree course; an apprenticeship is a genuine job which is combined with practical training and study. Working as an apprentice you will be employed working alongside experienced staff in real employment, gain job-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours, earn a wage as well as holiday pay and you will also be given time for study. 

As an Apprentice you will: 

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


Apply for an Apprenticeship Vacancy

If you haven’t found your ideal apprenticeship yet, you can search for employers who may have a vacancy for an apprenticeship via our Apprenticeship Vacancies page.  You can search by job title or employer or simply browse to see what available in your local area to find the perfect apprenticeship to kick start your career.

Apprenticeship vacancies are listed like jobs – there is no guarantee that there will be one available as soon as you want it, but do not worry! You can still apply for a course and our Apprenticeship Team will be on hand to help you find a vacancy, and guide you through your application. You can also approach local employers with your CV and ask them if they will take you on as an apprentice.

We have a range of Apprenticeship Pathways on offer and full details will be available shortly.

If you are interested in any of these pathways, please contact us for more details.


Learner contact:                    apprenticeshipsupport@dncolleges.ac.uk

Employer contact:                employertraining@dncolleges.ac.uk

Or use the Freephone number 0800 358 7979


Academic Professional L7 Standard

Accountancy or Taxation Professional L7 Standard

Accounts Finance Assistant L2 Standard

Adult Care Worker L2 Standard

Animal Care and Welfare Assistant

Assessor/Coach L4 Standard

Assistant Accountant L3 Standard

Assistant Practitioner (Health) L5 Standard

Autocare Technician L2 Standard

Automation and Controls Engineering Technician L4

Bricklayer L2 Standard

Chartered Manager – 1 year top-up public sector focus

Chartered Manager Degree L6 Standard

Community Sport and Health Officer

Construction Design and Build Technician L4

Construction Quantity Surveying Technician L4

Construction Site Engineering Technician L4

Construction Site Supervisor L4

Customer Service Specialist L3 Standard

Early Years Lead Practitioner L5 Standard

Early Years Practitioner L2 Standard

Engineering Construction Pipefitter Level 3 Standard

Engineering Design and Draughting L3 Standard

Engineering Fitter L3 Standard

Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 Standard

Engineering Operative Level 2 Standard

Engineering Technician (Machining) L3 Standard

Engineering Technician (Product Design) L3 Standard

Engineering Technician (Technical Support) L3 Standard

Engineering Technician (Toolmaker) L3 Standard

Gas Engineering Operative Level 3 Standard

Groundworker L2 Standard

Hair Professional L2 Standard

Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician L3 Standard

Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative L2 Standard

Hospitality Supervisor L3 Standard

Hospitality Team Member L2 Standard

HR Consultant / Partner L5 Standard

HR Support L3 Standard

Industrial Coatings Applicator L2 Standard (ETC)

Information Communications Technician L3

Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician L3 Standard

Junior Content Producer L3 Standard

Laboratory Technician L3 Standard

Lead Adult Care Worker L3 Standard

Lead practitioner in Adult Care Level 4 Standard

Learning and Development Practitioner L3 Standard

Learning Mentor L3 Standard

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician L3 Standard

Marketing Assistant L3 Standard

Marketing Executive L4 Standard

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light vehicle)  L3 Standard

Operations/Departmental Manager L5 Standard

Painter and Decorator L2 Standard

Pipe Welder L3 Standard

Plasterer L2 Standard

Plate Welder L3 Standard

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician L3 (SCC) Standard

Process Leader L4

Production Chef L2 Standard

Property Maintenance Operative L2 Standard

Public Service Operational Delivery Officer L3 Standard

Retail Team Leader L3 Standard

Retailer L2 Standard

Safety, Health and Environment Technician L3 Standard

School Business Professional L4 Standard

Senior Leader Masters Degree L7 Standard

Teaching Assistant L3 Standard

Team Leader/Supervisor L3 Standard

Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician L3 Standard

Vehicle Damage Paint Technician L3 Standard

Vehicle Damage Paint Technician L3 Standard


Alexandra Yates

This Apprenticeship has given me opportunities to work in all areas of marketing including an experience day at Channel 4! The creative media framework allows me to bring a modern twist to the team

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