What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are one of the most traditional forms of vocational training available across all industry sectors and are an excellent way of gaining nationally recognised qualifications whilst working and gaining real workplace experience. As an apprentice, you can earn as you learn.
Currently around 90-100 people, of all ages, are participating within an apprenticeship programme with the Business School at Cirencester College and these are associated with nearly 80 separate employers, primarily across the Cotswolds, as well as in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Swindon.
The Business School at Cirencester College is known especially for its specialist areas in Media, Marketing and Finance. At the same time, it also boasts high numbers of apprentices in Hospitality and Business Administration.
Funding for the training element of the apprenticeship is available from the Skills Funding Agency, a government agency. The size of the contribution varies depending on the size of the organisation, the sector in which the apprentice is employed and their age at the start of the apprenticeship. The funding is paid directly to the Business School at Cirencester College helping to make apprenticeship training a highly
cost-effective route for clients.
If you would like more information about apprenticeships, please contact our Apprenticeship team on 01666 505833.
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Any apprenticeship vacancies that the college is aware of will be advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service vacancies website (www.apprenticeships.org.uk). This website is relevant to learners looking for employment for the first time and prospective employers.
From time to time the Business School at Cirencester College will also hold open days for potential apprentices, which will include some employers who are known to be recruiting. Where possible, the Business School at Cirencester College will attempt to match interested apprentice applicants with potential employers based on geography, sector and interest.
Last Modified : Friday 11th May 2012