Why Stoke on Trent College for Apprenticeships

Further your career prospects whilst gaining qualifications, practical experiences and earning money on one of our Apprenticeships. 

As well as partnerships with employer networks, such as the North Staffordshire Engineering Group, we work directly with over 600 employers across various industries in the region, who all need skilled apprentices to make a difference in their organisation. 

We’ll teach you the theory and key skills and you’ll put them straight into practice with your employer as you continue to learn on the job alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

This year’s theme is based around ‘Skills for Life’ and how apprenticeships can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to develop a workforce with future-ready skills.

Watch past and present apprentices talk about their journey as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024…

Why Become an Apprentice?

Why Hire an Apprentice?

You’ll gain nationally recognised qualifications that fit around your job, with Apprenticeships taking between one and four years to complete, depending on the industry sector and level you’re starting at. 

There are plenty of career pathways available on an Apprenticeship and we have an experienced team of teaching staff and assessors that will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to be a success in whatever area you’re interested in. Many Apprenticeships form the basis of a longer career pathway and progression within an industry and ensure that you’re equipped with the transferable skills to start or progress your career. 

Need to find an Apprenticeship? Here are our top tips!

1, Research the apprenticeships on offer using the National Apprenticeship services website and by looking on employer websites.

2, Make sure your CV and covering letter are up to dater and link to the apprenticeship you want to apply for. Your careers advisor can help you with this.

3, Contact local employers that you are interested in working for and ask if they will be offering any apprenticeship. You can ring the employer or go and speak to them in person.

4, Make sure you are aware of the application deadline and do not leave your application to the last minute.

5, Don’t give up! You may not get an interview right away but keep searching and applying.

Whatever your starting point with us, be that on a full-time course, or currently in employment and starting an Apprenticeship, we’ll help you get into the right Apprenticeship and work closely with your employer to ensure you get the most out of your study and working experience.

Not quite ready for an Apprenticeship?

Consider our Preferred Futures programme

For more information on Apprenticeships please contact the team on 01782 603603 or email business@stokecoll.ac.uk