Looking for an Apprenticeship?

Find details of providers if you want to be one or are in need of one.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to gain pratical training in the workplace with study. Apprenticeships can take between 1 and 5 years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship you have. To qualify you have to be 16 or older, not in full time education and live in England.

Apprenticeships are often thought to be just for school leavers but that it not the case.

The benefits of an Apprenticeship are,

  • Gain job specific skills
  • Get paid a wage
  • Work with experienced staff
  • Time to study for your role.

Search the Apprenticeship register

Find an Apprenticeship in England and apply directly for the position you like.

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service to support the businesses and people of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.

The Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser provides information and support for you to understand the Apprenticeship and skills landscape, and introduce you to local training provision.

If you would like to learn more about the government funding available for Apprentices or have other skills requirements, please contact Skill Up Somerset.

A great source of information for employers and Apprentices.

The Government launched a new cmpaign in 2019 called “Fire it up”.

This coming of age programme has woken up employers to recognise the benefits of taking on an Apprentice.

Read more by visiting the website.


At Strode College we create lasting relationships with apprentices that are focussed on progression. Beginning with a Traineeship, our students can advance through Apprenticeships in a vast range of subjects and disciplines, all the way to Higher Apprenticeships (equivalent to a Foundation Degree or an HND).

The current range of industries and careers that we support through apprenticeship training reflects some of the priorities and growth areas of the region; these include; Business and Finance, Childcare, Digital Industries, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, and Management.

For more information about our apprenticeships offering, including our current vacancies, please visit our apprenticeships page on our website

Based in Taunton, Richard Huish College provides a range of Professional Courses and Apprenticeships for businesses which can be specifically tailored to fit their training needs and requirements.

Richard Huish has a clear vision to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic and vocational curriculum.

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to recruit new employees or upskill current staff, they allow you to develop a skilled workforce personalised to the needs of your business.

At Huish we will work with you to assess your training requirements and implement a strategy to help upskill and/or retrain your current staff. We can assist individuals in finding qualifications that they can either complete whilst in an existing position of employment or commence within a new career.

We offer qualifications and apprenticeships up to Level 7, across a variety of areas; Accountancy, Business Administration, Customer Service, Education and Training, Health and Social Care, Health Care, IT, Management, Traineeships and much more.

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) is Somerset’s largest provider of Apprenticeships.

The 2019 Ofsted inspection rated BTC’s Apprenticeship provision as Outstanding with Ofsted inspectors stating:

“Apprentices develop an extensive range of skills and knowledge and many extend and deepen specialist skills beyond the requirements of their qualifications.”

Offering apprenticeships across a vast range of subject areas, we work with a number of employers and offer a support service to any applicant with the required selection process.

For more information about our apprenticeships, including our current vacancies, please visit our apprenticeships page on our website.

University Centre Somerset (UCS) delivers Higher and Degree Apprenticeships that bring together the best of higher education study plus invaluable on-the-job training without learners having to cover the cost of tuition.

At UCS we broaden your horizons and inspire you to reach your maximum potential.

In 2018 we were awarded a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) silver award for our high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for students. For more information, including a full list of courses and apprenticeships on offer.

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