An apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining qualifications and essential work based skills and experience whilst earning a wage.
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
- Health and social care
- Management and team leading
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
Hillingdon Training Ltd
Runs a highly successful children's care apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships are also available in business and administration, children's care, creative and digital media, customer service, health and social care, IT, pharmacy and supporting teaching, and learning. For more information visit www.hillingdontraining.co.uk.
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. For further details visit 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. For further information please visit www.outsourcetraining.org.
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. Visit www.uxbridge.ac.uk for more information.
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 »