Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships

Take the first step towards your career

Doing an apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills while allowing you to get paid at the same time! As an apprentice you will receive training from our talented tutors and gain an internationally recognised qualification.

We benefit from being one of the largest training providers in the North West and work with hundreds of top employers – including the NHS – to bring you specialist training that provides you with the right skills to succeed in your career choice. We work with accredited institutions and offer AAT, CIPD and ILM courses as part of the apprenticeship programme.

By completing an apprenticeship with us we support you every step of the way. You’ll receive expert support from our apprenticeship coaches who will visit you in the work place and provide support during your training.

Apprenticeship Matching Service

Did you know that we have our very own apprenticeship matching service? We match your CV to apprenticeship vacancies. We will help you develop your CV and include you in our talent pool. Ask our apprenticeship team for more information.

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

Phone: 01925 494271
Email: apprenticeships@wvr.ac.uk

 

Traineeships

A route into an apprenticeship or a job

If you are aged 16 to 18 and would like to gain some fantastic work skills and experience whilst working towards securing paid employment, then a traineeship could be the ideal pathway for you!

A traineeship is an exciting skills development programme which includes a work placement and aims to boost the confidence of young people around employment.

Lasting for six months, traineeships at Warrington & Vale Royal College provide you with hands-on experience and help you to prepare for the working world. In addition, essential employability skills and occupational studies will supplement your work placement, providing you with the skills and experience employers are looking for. Traineeships also offer an opportunity to achieve desirable qualifications in English, maths and digital skills, if required.

Throughout your traineeship, you will receive tailored one-to-one guidance and support from a designated traineeship job coach as well as your employer. The sought-after skills and industry knowledge you will gain from your traineeship will help you feel ready to progress onto the next step. After completing your traineeship, you could progress into employment, secure an apprenticeship or enrol onto a further education course.

Interested?

Why study an apprenticeship through us?

  • More than 90% of our apprentices continue in employment once they have finished their apprenticeship
  • We have a dedicated matching service and match your skills to an employer
  • Our experienced team will work with you and guide you through your apprenticeship
  • We will closely monitor your progress and maintain good dialogue with your employer.

Why study a traineeship through us?

  • Employers are at the centre of the work preparation training which ensures you are ‘work ready’ and you have the confidence to take the first step to securing a job and starting your career
  • We have a dedicated matching service and match your skills to an employer
  • Our experienced team will work with you and guide you through your traineeship
  • We will closely monitor your progress and maintain good dialogue with your employer
  • At the end of your work experience placement you’ll get a job interview with the company if a role becomes available or a reference, and support from our dedicated Careers & Employability Team to find alternative work.

Some of the employers we are currently working with include:

  • Warrington & Halton NHS Trust
  • Legal for Landlord
  • Oliver Valves
  • IESA
  • Your Housing Group
  • Tata Chemicals
  • Roberts Bakery
  • Bloor Homes
  • OFCOM
  • Ansell Electrical
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • KDE
  • Coveris
  • Boutling
  • Nuvia
  • Cara Brick
  • Lane End Construction