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City College Apprenticeships

Available in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire

Are you looking for an apprenticeship?


Apprenticeships are a great way to gain a nationally recognise qualification, gain valuable work experience within a job role and get paid too! Not sure what you want to do? Take a look at the different apprenticeship frameworks City College offer and find out what involved for each.

Apprenticeship Frameworks



How do I apply for an apprenticeship?


Step 1.

Have a look at our LIVE apprenticeship vacancies that we are currently recruiting for (see link below)

Step 2.

You will need a CV to apply for any apprenticeship. Once you have this make sure its up to date and has the correct contact details for you. Also try and tailor your CV to suit the role you are applying for. 75% of tailored CVs tend to get interviews.

Step 3.

To apply for any of our vacancies, please email us a copy of your CV and advise which role you would like to be considered for to:

Step 4.

We will see if you match up with the employers critera, and will be in contact to either conduct a telephone interview or to invite you in to the college to see us.

Step 5.

New vacancies become available weekly so if there isnt a role for you listed you can still register your interest with us, send your CV to  and let us know what you are looking for and we will consider you for any new roles.


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What do I need to consider when recruiting an apprentice?

You will need to give the apprentice at least 30 hours/week, and provide a mentor for the apprentice who they can work alongside, to gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career within the industry.

The apprentice is required to complete tasks and assignments set them by the assessor, government guidelines say ‘off the job training’ should be 20% of their total working hours, should be spent on them doing this. 1 day a week in college covers this, but if they are not required to come into college then you will need to allow efficient time for this away from their usual role.


What is the cost?

The recruitment service we provide is 100% free. The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50, but you can pay more if you wish or increment their wage over their time with you.

If you are a levy paying employer the apprenticeship qualification delivery is fully funding, as you are paying additional tax, but if you are a none levy employer (has approx less than 250 employers, under 3 million yearly salary expenses), the government will now only fund 90% of the qualification for candidates that are over the age of 19. Therefore, there is a 10% contribution requirement from the employer, to pay towards the candidates training, we as a college have to take at least this cost. *16-18 year old are fully funded so no contribution is required.

To give you an idea of costs please see the table below:

Qualification Level Cost Duration
Business Administration 2 £200 12 months
Business Administration 3 £250 18 months
Management 3/4 £200 18 months

There is at the minute still grant funding available for candidates that are 16-24 years of age, which you may be able to apply for. We would need to find out candidate details to see what you will be eligible for:

  • Age Grant £1,500 (due to run out very soon)
  • NAG Nottingham Apprenticeship Grant £1,000
  • NJF £3,000-£4,000 if you recruit a candidate who was in receipt of benefits

*We can now accept people on to an apprenticeship who has already obtained a degree, as long as the apprenticeship is a different role to what their degree is in.



Why choose City College?

We will help you make apprenticeships be great for your business! From start to finish, we’re here to guide and support you throughout the process. From helping you recruit the perfect apprentice to the successful completion of the qualification in a timely manner.

  • Support– We’ll guide you through the process of taking on apprentices, from advice on funding and help with any grant applications, to understanding what’s expected during the training, we will always be on hand throughout the learning journey. Our friendly and experienced team really do want the best for the apprentice and your business!


  • Free Recruitment Service– Our apprenticeship recruitment team will advertise your vacancy on various sites and pre-screen all applicants, therefore supplying you with quality candidates to interview. We will also provide feedback after interviews, making the process an easy and stress free time for you.


  • Candidates– We have keen, reliable and enthusiastic candidates looking for apprenticeship opportunities that are ready to start now!


  • Flexible Delivery– An assessor will visit your apprentice every 2-4 weeks at times to suit you, to set tasks and assessments and assess the competency of the apprentice during their learning journey. Along with mandatory units there are plenty of optional units that you can choose to suit their role.


  • Work-based Learning – Our training is mostly delivered in your workplace (except construction trade qualifications), so your apprentice won’t need to have full days out at college, minimising the impact on your business.


  • Experience– We have a proven track record when it comes to recruitment and delivering apprenticeships. Our team has over 30 years of experience working with small SME businesses to large national companies. We are delighted to say we have been Graded 1 in our 2016 ISI Report.


Whether you are considering taking on a new apprentice, or want to boost the skills of your existing employees, get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Please call us on one of the below numbers:

Nottingham site: 0115 9101455 or Derby site: 01332 290529

Call or text our Business Development Mobile: 07944 622010

Or email:


Employers are you ready for the Apprenticeship reforms?

Click on the live to find out more:   Apprenticeship reforms 2017

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