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I Want To Be An Apprentice

 We have a range of Apprenticeships in Dorset. Here you can find our latest vacancies and more information about what an Apprenticeship is and how it can benefit you. Are you interested in becoming an apprentice? Please contact us with any questions you have using our contact form.

 Please check the National Find an Apprenticeship website for a full list of apprenticeships vacancies across the Country. 

Are you an apprentice that has been affected by redundancy?

The Redundancy Support Service for apprentices provides advice, guidance and access to a range of support services for apprentices affected by redundancy. If you are an apprentice who has been affected or know someone who has then get in touch with our Business Outreach Officers to see how we can help.

Teresa Barton – Business Outreach Officer:

Julia Markus – Business Outreach Officer: 

The Education Skills Funding Agency has released a short video to help explain the support that is available here.

“So today marks the start of my apprenticeship. Yes, I know, I’m 39 years old but I’m now studying towards a “Level 5 diploma in leadership and management”. I am super pumped to be studying a subject I have a real passion for.”


Thinking of becoming an apprentice but your question isn’t answered below? Take a look at our frequently asked questions here to find out all things apprenticeships!


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Skills & Learning work in partnership with BCP council – for more information about apprenticeships with BCP Council please click here

What is an Apprenticeship?

There has never been a better time to become an apprentice. You can  Fire It Up at some of Britain’s biggest and brightest companies, developing skills and knowledge and earning a wage whilst training.

It is a job with training and a qualification to aim for, you’ll be earning a wage, developing your skills, gaining experience and starting on the career ladder.

As the Apprenticeship is work based you will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and have time to study.

There are many types of Apprenticeship available and we’ll give you guidance on what suits you.

Why become an apprentice?

  • Earn a wage
  • Gain new qualifications
  • Receive industry standard training
  • Gain new knowledge and job specific skills
  • Gain real work experience
  • Meet new people and develop new opportunities
  • Start or change career
  • Build up your CV

Apprenticeships are available in more than 170 industries covering over 1,500 job roles. There are up to 25,000 vacancies available across England on the website right now.

Why Skills & Learning?

We are currently working with a range of small, medium and large employers, across Dorset, who want to develop the skills of their existing staff,  expand their teams and bring in new blood by offering apprenticeship roles and programmes. There is a shared responsibility for developing the skills of the apprentice through a bespoke training programme that suits the business and the apprentice they appoint.

Skills & Learning are a long-standing, experienced, ethical, local authority hosted, Ofsted rated ‘good’ training provider. 

We offer a broad programme of learning across Dorset allowing us to develop flexible, varied and bespoke apprenticeship training plans.

Our apprentices have great progression into permanent roles once they complete their training.  

We work with good local employers who want to invest in and develop their staff to grow their business.  We don’t work with any employers who see an apprentice as cheap labour.

Click here to see the Apprentice’s Journey

All Apprenticeship Opportunities.

To find all Apprenticeship opportunities please visit the  Apprenticeship website.

Call our Customer Service Team on 01202 123444  if you would like to talk about our Apprenticeship training programme.

Have a look at all the current Apprenticeship opportunities in the Dorset area:


“I work with such supportive and knowledgeable colleagues, who have become my second family and a network I know I can rely on”


Are you interested in becoming an apprentice? Fill in our contact form to express you interest!

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