Apprenticeships

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Quality Apprenticeships with top employers

Truro and Penwith College offers quality apprenticeship programmes in 40 exciting job roles in partnership with Cornwall's top employers. Our continually expanding range of training is designed in partnership with employers to address the skills needed and career routes available at local businesses.

Apprenticeships are a key part of Cornwall's Economic Stragegy to provide a skilled workforce and sustainable, high-quality employment and career opportunities. Programmes provide learners with a unique opportunity to earn while they learn and are suitable for anyone over the age of 16, with no upper age limit. Truro and Penwith College apprenticeships are the ideal option for those looking to start a quality career for the first time and those who are already employed and seeking professional development.

Meet brothers Darren and Will who have started their careers at the Victoria Inn, Threemilstone:

Programmes and levels

The College offers 40 apprenticeship programmes that support quality careers with some of Cornwall's top employers in a wide range of sectors from Business, Marketing, Accountancy and Information Technology to Engineering, Construction, Automotive, Hospitality, Hair & Beauty and more.

Visit the Apprenticeship Area of our Virtual College

Entry level programmes

Entry requirements vary by programme and take practical experience into account as well as previous academic qualifications. Entry level programmes at level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades 4-9) or level 3 (equivalent to two A Level passes) are usually the best option for the majority of learners who are entering a sector for the first time. 

Download our FE Prospectus - Entry level programmes (Levels 2 & 3)

Higher level programmes

The College offers a range of higher level apprenticeships from levels 4 - 6 that are University level qualifications. These programmes are often suited to those that have already completed an entry level apprenticeship, or have previous qualifications and work experience that allow them to start their apprenticeship journey at a higher level. 

Download our University Level Guide - Higher level programmes (Levels 4 - 6)

Time spent at college and the workplace

As an apprentice the majority of your time will be spent learning in the workplace, supported by regular days at College. When you attend College will vary by programme; learners will typically spend 80% of their time in the workplace and 20% at College. In addition to tutors every apprentice has a training advisor who vists them and their employer in the workplace to support with their role and any assessment work.

Meet apprentices who have taken their healthcare careers to the next level

Apprenticeship jobs and how to apply

If you are not currently employed the College will support you to find an apprenticeship job with a local employer as part of the application process.

Register your interest for help and to start your journey

View the College's latest apprenticeship jobs

Employers open applications for the majority of apprenticeship jobs in March with learners starting in September. Programmes do however start throughout the year and the College has a wide range of employer contacts, if you can't see an apprenticeship vacancy for you we encourage you to register your interest in apprenticeships or contact us for help and advice.

Those who are employed and are considering apprenticeships for professional development should have a conversation with their employer and contact us for support:

01872 305500

apprenticeships@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Hear how John has engineered a quality career at DP Engineering.