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Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn by receiving a salary whilst also studying at college.

learn the skills you need

Apprenticeships enable you to carry out a genuine job whilst studying for a formal qualification. They provide you with the perfect combination of hands-on experience - and a salary - whilst also studying at college.

 

When you undertake an apprenticeship, at least 20% of your time will be set aside for learning, with the remainder of your time at work. They can last anywhere between one and four years, and are available from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Level 7 (degree level) across a huge range of industries including Nursing, IT, Construction and Engineering. Higher and degree apprenticeships are available at Petroc at Levels 4-6. Levels 4 and 5 are equivalent to a HNC/Diploma or a Foundation Degree, and Level 6 is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Petroc works with over 400 local employers to deliver a wide range of high-quality apprenticeship programmes across Devon to develop industry-specific skills, delivered by qualified tutors and experienced practitioners.

 

Apprenticeships are a fantastic route to employment and a long-term career path - with more than 90% of apprentices staying on in their role after their apprenticeship has ended.

 

Whilst many apprentices are school leavers and young people, there is no upper age limit. If you’re over 16, living in England and not in full-time education then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you!

Benefits of an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn

No age limit

Different levels available

Huge range of industries

Over 400 local employers

Great progression opportunities

SUPPORT

Petroc has a key role to play in providing you with your off-the-job training, assessing your progress towards achieving your qualifications and supporting you generally during your apprenticeship. We’ll work closely with your employer to ensure that you receive: 

  • an induction programme on starting.
  • a detailed training plan (including on-the-job training).
  • regular progress reviews.
  • opportunities to put into practice off-the-job learning so that you can achieve your qualifications/requirements of the apprenticeship.
  • mentoring and general support throughout your apprenticeship.
  • This will all be documented in a commitment statement that is part of the Apprenticeship Agreement - an individual learning plan that Petroc, your employer and you will all sign up to.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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SUPPORTIVE

We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 

INSPIRING

Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 

CONNECTED

We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.