Your guide to apprenticeships

Why should I do an apprenticeship?

Studying with an apprenticeship means you can achieve a high quality, professional qualification while getting on the job experience.

81% of our apprentices stay in employment after qualifying, 74% stay with the employer they trained with.


What does an apprenticeship involve?

Apprenticeships are designed for learners who are 16 & over (terms and conditions apply) and consist of:

  • Professional training
  • Functional skills training in maths and English (in some cases ICT)
  • End point assessment and/or qualification with a nationally recognised awarding organisation
  • A designated apprentice coach to guide you through your apprenticeship.

All apprenticeships take at least 12 months to successfully complete. You will be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week with a minimum wage of £4.15 per hour.


Why should I choose Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College is one of the top performing FE colleges in the country. The apprenticeship success rates are significantly above the national benchmark.


Click here to view all our current apprenticeship vacancies. You can also send your CV and personal information to and we will be in touch to discuss the opportunities available for you.

Student Success

Carpentry & Joinery Level 3 student Drew has been working as an apprentice for two and half years with leading construction company Barratt Homes. Drew says, “The course has done a lot for me and helped me to understand that I can do things when I put my mind to it.”

Drew Morley

Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice

Barratt Homes