Bishop Auckland College is rated the 4th best in the country for Apprenticeships and we work with over 500 companies to provide some of the very best apprenticeship training opportunities in the North East. We offer apprenticeships in a range of growing industry-sectors including; Transport/Export, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, IT/Digital & Social Media, Engineering, Construction, Teaching, Business and Management, Tourism, Sport and Leisure and many more.
If you are interested in finding out more, you can apply online from our website in the ‘Find a Course’ section or you can visit us at our open evening on Tuesday 14th March 5.30pm – 7.30pm. This week is also National Careers Week and our careers advisers are on hand to speak to you either via our ‘Online-chat’ message service or you can book an appointment by calling Judith or Rachael 01388 443000.
What is an Apprenticeship?
As an Apprentice you will start on a Level 2 programme unless you have suitable knowledge and vocational experience in your chosen field. You will be paid a minimum of £3.40 per hour. From April 2017) this will rise to £3.50 per hour, approximately £100 per week.
You will work with an employer four days per week and spend one day training at the College or in your workplace working towards your qualification.
How do I find an employer?
There are lots of switched on employers looking for switched on Apprentices. A bit of planning and investigation will give you the edge. You can start the ball rolling by applying to companies whilst still at school with a view to being taken on as an Apprentice once you leave. They may also want you to do some work experience before leaving School. The College can assist you to find a job, but it makes sense to start applying soon.
All you need to know about applying for Apprenticeships
It looks easy – and it can be if you put in the preparation. If you haven’t had much experience at job hunting, don’t worry the College can help with CV preparation and interview techniques.
What happens next?
If you secure a job, the College will work with you and your employer to begin your Apprenticeship as soon as possible. If you do not have a job, you should still apply for an Apprenticeship and we will invite you to attend an interview. It is a good idea to visit the College at one of our Open Evenings.