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Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining qualifications and essential work based skills and experience whilst earning a wage.

Apprentices

As well as learning in the workplace apprentices usually attend college one day each week for formal training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Many employers value the new talents, fresh outlook and energy that apprentices bring to their business. Different levels of apprenticeships are available in a wide range of areas including:

  • Business and administration
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Health and social care
  • Management and team leading
  • Retail

For more information about apprenticeships and how they work, including current apprenticeship vacancies in and around Hillingdon, please visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Apprenticeship vacancies that may arise at Hillingdon Council will be advertised at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/jobs.

New Higher Apprenticeships: Three new Higher Apprenticeships became available in August. These are Higher Apprenticeships in Project Management (Level 4), Public Relations (Level 4) and Human Resource Management (Level 5). For further information, read the Higher Apprenticeship Briefing.

Local apprenticeship providers

  • Engineering apprenticeships at Heathrow Airport
    With a Heathrow Engineering Apprenticeship, you will learn the skills needed to become a fully qualified electrical, mechanical or electronic technician and begin your career with world-class experience behind you.
    Further information: www.heathrowairport.com/about-us/heathrow-jobs/apprenticeships

  • British Airways
    Whether you're looking for a role in Engineering, Head Office, Heathrow Operations, Information Technology, Project Management, World Cargo or Financial Services BA are likely have something that will fuel your interest. 
    Further information: www.britishairways.com/careers/apprentices.shtml

  • JGA Group
    One of the few providers in London offering Apprenticeships in marketing. Apprenticeships are also available in management/team leading, business skills and health and social care delivered through blended learning so that you do not need to take days off for college.
    Further information: www.jga-group.co.uk

  • Outsource Training and Development
    A training and recruitment organisation, specialising in the delivery of apprenticeship programmes. They offer a full recruitment service from advertising, search, selection, placement and training for each apprentice.
    Further information: www.outsourcetraining.org

  • Uxbridge College
    Offers a number of apprenticeships and  have great links with a range of companies across many sectors including British Airways, QPR, Hawker Pacific Aerospace, Mechanical Technical Services and Visage Hair & Beauty.
    Further information: www.uxbridge.ac.uk

Are you an employer?

If you are an employer seeking to develop your business with apprenticeships you may be able to take advantage of a range of financial incentives now available, including £1,500 for hiring your very first apprentice! Read more about employer grants »

Young people employment support and training

The Council is offering support, information and guidance to young people who are not engaging, or at risk of disengaging, from education employment or training. Read more »

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