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Apprenticeships offer a great opportunity to get your career going and are available to people of all ages. Whether you are just starting out, hoping to enhance your careers, or looking for a change in direction, an apprenticeship is a great place to start!

Apprenticeships are training development programmes that incorporate an actual job role. Allowing you to gain technical and functional knowledge and practical experience required to do the job effectively.

Apprentices earn a wage whilst learning, gain a nationally recognised qualification and receive professional on the job training from their employer.

You will work as a contracted employee with full training, working alongside experienced staff, which will put you a step ahead on the career ladder.

If you want to find out more, contract our apprenticeships team now by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 020 8607 8000.

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Apprenticeships at Richmond upon Thames College

We offer a range of different apprenticeships and each one is individually designed to support progress and career goals. We are continually developing our apprenticeship programmes so they meet employer demands and are in line with industry requirements.

Our apprenticeships are available in the following industries:

  • Accounts/Finance Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Professional Accounting Taxation Technician
  • Business Administrator
  • Advanced Carpentry and Joinery
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Customer Service Practitioner
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Engineering Design and Draught person
  • Digital Marketer
  • Event Assistant
  • Network Engineer
  • Infrastructure Technician
  • Project Control Technician
  • Team Leader/supervisor
  • Operational Departmental manager

Apprenticeship levels you can study

Apprenticeships can be studied at a level to suit you, from Level 2 all the way up to university-level:

Name Apprenticeship level Equivalent
Intermediate 2 5x GCSES grades A*-C or 9-4
Advanced 3 2x A Levels
Higher 4, 5, 6 & 7 Foundation Degree and above
Degree 6 & 7 Bachelors or Masters Degree

Apprenticeship entry requirements

Apprenticeship entry requirements will depend on your chosen programme and the apprenticeship level. The employer may also have some specific requirements to their job roles. Please see apprenticeship vacancies for specific entry requirements.

Who is an apprenticeship for?

Apprenticeships aren’t restrictive. You can choose to start an apprenticeship at any point in your education journey. Anyone over the age of 16 and living in England can do an apprenticeship – there’s no upper age limit!

If you have a particular career goal in mind then an apprenticeship programme could be ideally suited to you, providing the specific set of skills you need to get there. Apprenticeships are also great for those already in employment looking to develop their existing skills and knowledge.

How to become an apprentice

The easiest way to apply for an apprenticeship is online. Take a look at our current apprenticeship vacancies or visit the National Apprenticeship website.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for call us on 020 8607 8000 and have a chat with a member of our apprenticeship team. We have new vacancies coming in all the time so they’ll be able to help find the right opportunity for you.

We will support you with your application and throughout the whole process, from your initial interview to your first day in your new role. You will also benefit from regular visits to your workplace to ensure you are progressing at the right pace.

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