Barnsley College’s Apprenticeship department advertise their current opportunities on their web site https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/
10 reasons to become an apprentice
- Earn while you learn
You’ll earn a wage and learn the skills needed to be successful in your career choice. Apprenticeship salaries tend to range from £100 to £200 per week and businesses may also support you with transport costs.
- Gain real skills in a real job
Apprenticeships have been designed to provide the right skills for any individual in any career. Barnsley College offers over 100 apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of industry sectors including Accountancy; Business; Catering and Hospitality; Childcare and Education Professions; Construction; Creative and Digital Media; Engineering; Health, Science and Social Care Professions; Management; Sport; Travel and Tourism and Warehousing and Logistics therefore we’re sure we’ll have the apprenticeship for you.
- Boost your career prospectus
Apprentices report various benefits of learning in the workplace, with 90% staying in employment once they’ve completed their apprenticeship and 92% saying their career prospects had improved*. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start your career and develop skills within the workplace.
* Education and Skills Funding Agency 2018
- Gain knowledge and transferable skills
You will work alongside experienced members of staff who will pass on their knowledge to you. Apprentices also learn valuable skills such as team work, communication and problem solving, these skills are transferable into any other role.
- We are an award-winning provider
We were named BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2017. With expert tutors and assessors, high levels of support and strong relationships with local and national employers, the College has an excellent reputation for delivering apprenticeships.
- Get support from your employer and assessor
With an apprenticeship, you will get lots of support from your employer and work colleagues, along with support from your assessor. You will have one-to-one support sessions to learn about all aspects of your qualification and chosen sector.
- Build your contacts
Being in a workplace with lots of different age groups and people allows you to grow your confidence by networking, whether that’s simply by creating a LinkedIn account, attending industry events or just conversing with your colleagues.
- Apprenticeships are not just for 16 year olds
Anyone living in England who is over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice. There is no maximum age limit of starting a course, so whether you’re 18 or 60, you can become an apprentice.
- Enjoy student discount
Apprentices are entitled to many of the same discounts as College students with their student card. It gives many discounts in-store and online, helping your hard earned money to go further. Check out our student life pages for more information.
- Apprentices love apprenticeships
Don’t take our word for it. Hear what our students say: