Your guide to apprenticeships

Why should I do an apprenticeship?

Studying with an apprenticeship means you can achieve a high quality, professional qualification while getting on the job experience.

81% of our apprentices stay in employment after qualifying, 74% stay with the employer they trained with.


What does an apprenticeship involve?

Apprenticeships are designed for learners who are 16 & over (terms and conditions apply) and consist of:

  • Professional training
  • Functional skills training in maths and English (in some cases ICT)
  • End point assessment and/or qualification with a nationally recognised awarding organisation
  • A designated apprentice coach to guide you through your apprenticeship.

All apprenticeships take at least 12 months to successfully complete. You will be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week with a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour.


Why should I choose Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College is one of the top performing FE colleges in the country. The apprenticeship success rates are significantly above the national benchmark.


Click here to view all our current apprenticeship vacancies. You can also send your CV and personal information to and we will be in touch to discuss the opportunities available for you.

Student Success

“I have always wanted to do an apprenticeship so to be able to secure one with Cruden before finishing my course at the college is great. I knew absolutely nothing about bricklaying when I joined and now I’ve got an apprenticeship in it – the college has taught me everything I know.”

Eddie, Newton and Simon
Carpentry & Bricklaying students
Secured apprenticeships with leading building firm Cruden Construction Ltd.

Click here to read their story