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Apprenticeships allow you to work and study at the same time. You will combine practical training in your workplace with studying at college so that you can earn while you learn. We like to call it “the best of both worlds”!

Ranging from level 2 to level 5, you can choose from trade apprenticeships, including plumbing and electrical installation, to hairdressing, customer service and many more.

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Why study an apprenticeship with us?

If you want to study an apprenticeship in Warrington, there are many reasons why you should choose to study at Warrington & Vale Royal College.
  • We have an Apprenticeship Recruitment Service, so will match your skills to a suitable vacancy with an employer
  • Our experienced Apprenticeship Team will work with you and guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Over 90% of our apprentices continue in employment or receive a promotion following their apprenticeship completion
  • Our team of Apprentice Coaches will monitor your progress and keep in close contact with you and your employer.

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apprenticeship courses available

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Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of sectors and organisations; from local businesses to large national brands.

From level 3 apprenticeships to higher level, we offer apprenticeships to suit all requirements. Whether you need to study part-time or full-time, if you’re looking for a trades apprenticeship, accounting apprenticeship or health and social care-related apprenticeship, we have a broad range of opportunities available.

Higher Apprenticeships

Our higher apprenticeships provide an excellent alternative to achieving higher level qualifications, by offering you practical training combined with study. As a higher apprentice you will spend the majority of your working week in the workplace, however you will regularly attend classes at college and will have assessments and assignments to complete which count towards your qualification.

Current apprenticeship vacancies

Judge us by the companies we keep:

We work with lots of wonderful employers from many different sectors and receive positive feedback from many of them.

Not only do our employers have apprentices with us, they also support us in shaping our curriculum offer, attending Steering Groups, Find Your Match recruitment events, work placements, guest speakers and Employer Weeks.

Apprenticeship success

Freya Chester Apprentice

Freya Chester

Level 3 Business Administration apprentice Freya Chester is completing her apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College’s Admissions Team. Freya, former student of Bridgewater High School, worked in a temporary role assisting the college’s Learner Services Team before applying for her business administration apprenticeship.

Freya is thoroughly enjoying her apprenticeship, saying: “This is a great environment to work in. I like how fast-paced my job is and I feel I’m really developing my interpersonal and organisational skills.” Freya would definitely recommend apprenticeships to others, saying: “You get to build up experience in a workplace while gaining a qualification.”

Louie Barett Apprentice

Louie Barrett

Level 3 Plumbing apprentice Louie Barrett is completing his apprenticeship with Combi Doctor. Louie has always been interested in working in construction, and an apprenticeship is his ideal way into the industry.

He is developing his skills and has learned a lot from working in industry, saying: “I’m getting a lot of great experience with my apprenticeship.” Louie says the best aspect of studying at the college is the strong industry knowledge of his course tutors. He says: “The tutors are all really nice and they pass on the knowledge they have gained from their industry experience.”

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