Become an Apprentice

Becoming An Apprentice

Becoming An Apprentice

Becoming an apprentice – what to expect, apprenticeship levels, pay and training, making an application or complaining about an apprenticeship.

In order to apply to Vernon Community College for an Apprenticeship, you must first find an employer willing to give you a job as an Apprentice, and willing to sponsor you at College. There are a a few simple requirements that you have to meet and you can learn about that on this page

You can apply to be an Apprentice if:

  • You are working in a relevant role
  • Live in England
  • Are not currently in Full time Education

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice you will need to do the following:

If you are working let us know who your employer is so we can speak to them about supporting you to become an apprentice. You will need to contact the Apprenticeship Team and speak to:

Michelle 0115 9414967 or Contact Us

If you are not working (or not working in the sector you wish to be an apprentice in), it may be worth taking a regular college course to help you move in that direction. Many apprentices get their Apprenticeship job having completed one or more years on a full-time college course, developing the skills and industry contacts they need to get onto the shortlist for Apprenticeship vacancies.

For more help and advice of full-time courses and how they can help you progress, call us 0115 9414967 or drop in and speak to our course information team

If you’re unsuccessful

You can ask for feedback if you don’t get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship.

You can complain if you think you weren’t successful because you were discriminated against, or your treatment in the interview or application process was unfair.

Apprenticeship helpline
nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk
Telephone: 0800 015 0400
8am to 10pm, 7 days a week
Find out about call charges