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What is an Apprenticeship?

Capital City College Group offers one of the largest ranges of Apprenticeship training across London. Apprenticeships allow individuals to earn while they learn, get new skills and knowledge whilst working, and progress within an organisation or career path. For employers, hiring an Apprentice is an opportunity to recruit motivated employees and teach them the skills that their organisation needs.

How does the Apprenticeship scheme work?

We provide a package of support and mentoring, plus 20% of training directly from us offsite (or onsite depending on the type of Apprenticeship).

Our training and support programmes include:

  • Mentoring with industry professional teachers
  • Skills development plans relevant to the Apprentices’ role
  • On-site additional industry and soft skills training
  • Access to the college’s state-of-the-art training facilities

What can I do with an Apprenticeship scheme?

You will gain valuable real-life workplace experience, plus additional training in soft skills relevant to your job and more industry-specific skills through our short courses. At the end of the Apprenticeship, you receive a certificate of completion. The Apprenticeship will give you the industry skills you need to progress in your chosen career; this could be through progression within the organisation where you have done the Apprenticeship, or you can apply for roles in your chosen field.

As an Apprentice, you will:

  • Be paid and be entitled to the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices (currently at £4.81 for Apprentices and under 18s, £6.83 for 18-20, £9.18 for 21-22 and £9.50 for over 23 as of April 2022).
  • Be given paid time off for additional training or study as part of your Apprenticeship
  • Gain work experience in your chosen sector with on-the-job training
  • Receive holiday pay and other employee rights and benefits

Check out our top 5 reasons why you should become an Apprentice.

For full details on your rights as an Apprentice, visit the official Government site on becoming an Apprentice.

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How do I get started?

To start an Apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over – you can apply whilst at school, but you will need to be turning 16 by the end of the summer holidays
  • Living in England – you should select an Apprenticeship Scheme where you are able to travel to both the workplace and college to perform your training
  • Not in full-time education whilst you do the Apprenticeship
  • Work within a role that is relevant to their Apprenticeship
  • Work enough paid hours each week to undertake sufficient training to achieve their Apprenticeship in its entirety. This should be 30 paid hours a week or more which includes the off-the-job training hours
  • Have obtained a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE Maths and English. If you have not achieved these grades, you can still do an Apprenticeship. In this case, you will need to do a Functional Skills course in Maths and English at the same time as you do your Apprenticeship. You may also be able to apply for a Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme which is a study course to help get some qualifications to be eligible to apply for an Apprenticeship once completed.

Unsure of which path to take? Check out our level equivalence table

Our Facilities

Depending on the Apprenticeship, you are able to access our facilities which include:

  • High-spec computer and IT suites
  • TV, film, and music production studios
  • Dark rooms and photography studios
  • Construction and engineering workshops
  • Lab facilities
  • Art, design, and textiles studios and workshops
  • Sports facilities including fitness studios, gyms, sports courts, and pitches
  • Dance and rehearsal studios

Our Apprentices are enrolled as part of our Skills Academies across a variety of sectors including the London Railway AcademyGreen Academy, Enfield Skills AcademyDigital HubCreative HubHospitalityAccounting, and Sports Academies and will depend on your specialism and site location.

Ready to Apply?

To apply for an Apprenticeship, you will need to apply for a job at a company that is offering an Apprenticeship Scheme through places such as the Job Centre, Total Jobs, Indeed, and LinkedIn or check out our current vacancies here. From there you can discuss with your employer about carrying out your off-the-job training at one of our participating colleges. See our full list of Apprenticeship training courses and apply here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become an Apprentice?

An apprentice can be a new recruit or current employee aged 16 or over who has not already completed a qualification in a similar role.

To be an apprentice, you must:

  • Have left full-time education
  • Be a citizen of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) – or have lived in the UK or EEA for the past 3 consecutive years
  • Not be in full-time education

Do I need any qualifications?

Depending on the level, you may need some previous qualifications, or to have studied a previous apprenticeship (e.g. progressing from a Level 2 to a Level 3). Some employers may also ask for GCSEs (A-C) in English, Maths and Science.

What will I get paid?

All apprentices receive the legal apprenticeship minimum wage, but many employers choose to pay more. As your skills develop, your pay should increase accordingly. As a studying apprentice, you can also receive a range of travel and council tax discounts.

Do I need to be employed?

If you are currently in employment, you can talk to your employer about studying an apprenticeship with Capital City College Training.

If you are currently unemployed – for example, if you are leaving school or college – you can apply for an apprenticeship vacancy or register your interest with us on one of our available apprenticeships. We will keep you informed if we get a vacancy in your chosen area, as well as helping you to build your CV and interview technique.

If you have any further questions please contact us here.

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