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We’re not like other Apprenticeship providers. If you’ve got the power and the passion we can give you the skills to develop a unique career, with the chance to gain professional qualifications at the same time, so you’ll hit the ground running.

It’s hard to get that first role in the workplace when you’re stuck in the no experience, no job/no job, no experience cycle. You need someone to take a chance on you so you can get into your dream career. We can give you that chance.

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Start your career search

Sandwell College prides itself on nurturing young talent. We offer opportunities for proactive people across a wide variety of fast-paced areas. With so many vacancies to choose from you’re bound to find the right match for you!

The idea of Apprenticeships is for you to get vital experience to put on your CV while you complete your qualification. Successful candidates work alongside skilled workers, supported by a well-qualified team and led by experienced managers.

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What are the advantages of an Apprenticeship?

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You’ll be gaining qualifications worth up to £12,000 depending on your apprenticeship.

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You’re getting paid to learn! An apprenticeship is a qualification with paid employment so no debts for you in the long run.

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90% of apprentices are kept on by their employer after completing their apprenticeship.

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Money talks! You’ll get holiday and sick pay.

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Generous perks! Exclusive discounts at Amazon, Dominos, Alton Towers, New Look and much more available with the NUS Apprentice extra card.

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Award-winning education – We were awarded FE College of the Year in 2019 and we’ve been voted a Top 10 FE College by our students.

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It’s true to say employers really like our practical focus on learning as we provide their businesses with passionate professionals like you.

What are you looking for?

Dreaming of a healthcare or business career? Or maybe construction or engineering is where you see yourself succeeding? Apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen field and get a chance to show your promise in that sector.

If you already have a job then let us know, and we can always talk to your current employer to see whether that job could become a full-time apprenticeship opportunity.
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You could be working for a busy repair and vehicle maintenance company, looking after servicing.
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You could be leading e-commerce and distribution company operations.

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You could be working for one of the country’s largest homebuilders on a new build site.

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Customer Service

You could be leading e-commerce and distribution company operations.

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You could be helping to make anxious patients more comfortable in the surgery.

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You could be providing equipment for large automotive and aerospace companies.

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You could be supporting the practice manager, doctors and the admin team.

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Social Care

You could be supporting adults with learning disabilities and dementia patients.

What are we looking for?

Ready to leave school and get working? Are you someone who wishes to shine in a team? Do you have a hunger for success and the attention to detail required to deliver consistent high standards? You need to meet the entry requirements for the role you’re applying for and get through the stages of the application process. Gaining your apprenticeship can take between 1 and 2 years.

Challenge yourself and achieve your ambitions!

Apprentice Appreciation

Could you shine like one of our rising stars?

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Aleksandra was recently an Apprentice of the Year finalist at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards and has been offered a full-time position as an administrator at Sandwell College.
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Best Apprentice Star Award 2019 winner Robyn was presented with her award by one of Lord Sugar’s Apprentices and is now working in HR and studying for her CIPD.
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Dental nursing apprentice Ben became a dental implant nurse working with a dentist and periodontist. He completed his qualification with Bhandal Dental Practice.

Frequently Answered Questions

Apprenticeships are jobs which combine work and training. You’ll earn a wage, develop your skills, update your CV and experience, and start on the career ladder.
Apprenticeships can last anything from one to four years (seven years at Degree and Masters Level).
Apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers finishing their GCSEs and A Levels, those who are working, people looking to upskill and reskill at any age, or to start afresh in a new career. You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for your Apprenticeship programme. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure your Apprenticeship place.
As part of the Apprenticeship process you will need to attend an interview with an employer, but don’t worry as we’re here to help you prepare. After you apply we’ll invite you in for an initial interview and assessment. It’s your chance to make sure the Apprenticeship you’ve chosen is right for you and your future plans, and to ask any questions you might have. We will then help you to prepare for your Apprenticeship interview – perfecting your interview skills and techniques, so you’re confident when you meet with an employer. If you can’t find a vacancy that suits you, then no problem – just apply through our usual E-Enrol channel and we can still invite you in for an interview.
You’ll be paid during your Apprenticeship and you’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.30 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year. You must be paid for your normal working hours and training that’s part of your Apprenticeship (usually one day per week). You’ll also get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
Have a look at our current vacancy list and apply for any you like the sound of. We’ll invite you in for an interview to see if you’re a good fit for those roles.
If you’re already employed ask your employer if you could complete an Apprenticeship. If you can’t find a vacancy that suits you, then no problem – just apply through our usual E-Enrol channel and we can still invite you in for an interview.
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