National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Think you know Apprenticeships? Think again..

Truro and Penwith College currently offers more than 40 Apprenticeship programmes and we continue to expand our provision to provide the skills and experience Cornish employers are looking for.

Public Services student taking part in the 'equipment carry' fitness test.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service employ Firefighting Apprentices with Truro and Penwith College.

Our programmes

Apprenticeships have always been seen as a fantastic start to a vocational career in areas such as construction and trade occupations, motor vehicle and hair and beauty. This continues to be the case and our students benefit from not only learning from industry experts but doing so in first-class, state-of-the-art facilities.

Perhaps not as well known is that our range of Outstanding Apprenticeship programmes is not limited to these vocational areas. Truro and Penwith College Apprentices are starting their careers in a wide range of other areas such as becoming fully qualified AAT accountants, developing software for a range of applications including space and satellite control or marketing some of Cornwall’s top brands.

Apprenticeships provide the perfect blend of classroom learning and practical workplace experience for anyone to start their career and are available to anyone over the age of 16.

It’s not all about starting your career, programmes such as our Management Apprenticeships for example, are perfect for those who are already employed or starting out in a management role.

Use the appropriate link below to find out more about becoming or recruiting an Apprentice and to view all of our programmes:



Apprenticeship Events

A carpentry Apprentice outside of his workshop

We have a range of events throughout the year to help you understand Apprenticeships and your options.

Open Events

The team is on hand to help both employers and learners at all of our Open Events.

Learners can take advantage of Apprenticeship talks at all Truro Open Events and Saturday events at Penwith. If you’d like to receive an email notification when bookings open for these please email;

Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

On Friday 24 April we are hosting an Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair at Truro College where employers who are recruiting Apprenticeships across a range of sectors will come together to offer information on the opportunities available and why you should join their business.

College students will visit the fair as part of their College day. The event will be open to the general public 4:30-6pm; if you’d like to be notified when it is possible to book your place for this session please email;

Apprenticeship Week Information Stands

Throughout Apprenticeship Week (3 – 7 Feb) students at Truro, Penwith and Callywith College can take advantage of Apprenticeship information Stands that will be found in the following areas:

Truro College – Mylor Foyer

Penwith College – Job Shop

Callywith College – Student Services

Apprenticeship Talk:

Kenwyn Lecture Theatre, Thursday 6 February:

1pm – 1:40pm: Second year students

1:50 – 2:30pm: First year students

Apprenticeship Recruitment Coordinator Tammy McDermott will cover all things Apprenticeships at Truro and Penwith College, from the programmes available and employers we work with, to rates of pay and an Apprentice’s typical week.

Tammy will be joined by Chloe Roach from the Job Shop who will help you to get a head start when creating your CV and applying for your Apprenticeship Job.

General help and advice

Our Apprenticeship team is available to help you find your perfect Apprenticeship, or to consider the impact Apprenticeships could have on your business.

Those who are interested in becoming an Apprentice can complete our simple contact form and a member of the team will be in touch with more information, and to help you find the best Apprenticeship for you.

Our team of Business Development Advisors are on hand to consult with employers and help you understand what Apprenticeships could mean for your business. To arrange an appointment, call 01872 242711 or email