Grow your career with an apprenticeship at Plumpton College

No matter what stage of your career, whether just starting out in the world of work or already an established member of staff, we can support you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in your chosen profession via an apprenticeship scheme.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job that combines hands on work with the opportunity to train and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in your chosen profession. You'll gain industry-specific knowledge whilst studying for a qualification at the same time as earning a wage - it's a great way to start a profession and kickstart your career.

At least 20% of your contracted hours will be spent in training and development, either with us at college, via online learning or even in your workplace. The rest of your time will be spent applying your skills and knowledge in your workplace, doing the job you have been employed to do.

Apprenticeship Programmes Available at Plumpton College

Apprenticeship FAQs

How can I find and apply for an apprenticeship?

There are a number of different ways you can find an apprenticeship to suit your career aspirations. Finding one can be the same as finding a normal job so it’s important to make sure that you give yourself the best possible chance to be successful in your search. 

1. Browse our current apprenticeship opportunities

We work with a large number of employers who recruit apprentices throughout the year. Visit our apprenticeship vacancy page to see our current list of live vacancies and apply.

Apprenticeship vacancies

2. Register with our apprenticeship talent bank

At Plumpton we are committed to supporting you in reaching your career goals. If you can't find the type of apprenticeship opportunity you're looking for, register with our Talent Bank. We will keep you informed about new vacancies and add you to our apprenticeship newsletter mailing list which contains helpful hints and tips and information about forthcoming events you may be interested.

Apprenticeship Talent Bank

3. Browse the Apprenticeship Vacancy Website 

Another way to find and apply for an apprenticeship is to register and search current vacancies on the government Find an Apprenticeship website. This site allows you to search and apply for live vacancies available in different industries, locations or levels. Apprenticeship Search

4. Search Company Websites 

You may already have a particular company in mind, in which case it’s worth taking a look at their website or social media feeds to find out if they are offering an apprenticeship scheme. You’ll usually find this kind of information on the vacancies page on their website. 

5. Contacting Employers Directly 

If you can’t find any information online don’t give up, try phoning the company and asking if they would consider supporting an apprenticeship. This approach might seem a little scary or be more work than looking through listed vacancies, however, many businesses will welcome the gutsy approach and the initiative you’re showing by proactively getting in touch them directly.

6. Already employed?

Does your employer know you're interested in doing an apprenticeship? The first thing we suggest would be to have an initial conversation, as the majority of employers are happy to support their employees prefessional development, particularly if it benefits their business. We would then need to speak with your employer to ensure that they are aware of their obligations in supporting you on an apprenticeship programme.

Our apprenticeship team are available to go through everything your employer needs to know. Please call (01273) 892127 or email

Departments Offering Apprenticeship Courses

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