Become an Apprentice

Earn a salary while you learn.

It’s a great alternative to full time education, which often has a hefty price tag and can leave you with little real-life work experience at the end of it.

Practical hands-on experience.

Instead of purely classroom-based study, this approach is easier for many, and also helps with work-based skills, such as communication and team working.

Apprenticeships for all ages.

Help kick-start a career in a job that suits your skills and interests, facilitate a career change, or progress in your current job role.


Want to become an apprentice?

Select the option below which best applies to your current situation, to view your next steps:

Click here if you are currently in full-time education

STEP 1. REGISTER WITH US

Click here to complete our online application form to register your interest.

Completing this application is important, as it means we can provide you with important information, and a sector expert can help you find a job. It also means we can enrol you at the College, offering you a back-up option on another course, in case you don’t find an Apprenticeship job or you change your mind.

(Tick whether you have already found an Apprenticeship employer or still need to find one.)

STEP 2. ATTEND AN INTERVIEW EVENING

Once you have completed the online application form, you will be invited to an Interview Evening. You will receive a text alert, and an email with time and date. This will be an informal meeting with a member of our team to provide you with an offer* and important information on your next steps.

*If you do not have an Apprenticeship Employer at this point, you will receive a conditional offer

STEP 3. START YOUR JOB SEARCH

One of our sector specific Recruitment Advisers will be in contact in Spring to see how you are getting on with your job search. You will be given the option to book a 1:1 session with them to discuss your Apprenticeship job search in more detail.

You will need to have a job in order to become an Apprentice. If you don’t, not to worry. View our Job Search Info page here and search Current Vacancies on our job site.

STEP 4. ENROL & JOIN US

You will be invited to our enrolment day in August. Your September course start date and location will be confirmed and we will arrange to meet with you and your employer in the workplace. You will then be an official Exeter College Apprentice, will receive ongoing support and will have access to our fantastic range of student benefits.

Click here if you are ready now

STEP 1. REGISTER ON OUR JOB SITE

Click here to complete the registration on our dedicated job site.

Your registration allows you to view and apply for job we advertise and also means we can alert you to new vacancies and support you with your job search.

You can add to your account information and upload your CV, which makes applying for a job really easy!

STEP 2. 1:1 APPOINTMENT WITH A TRAINING & RECRUITMENT ADVISER

Once you have registered you will receive an auto confirmation email. One of our team will then be in contact to invite you to book an appointment with an Apprenticeship recruitment expert in your area of interest.

They can answer any questions you have, suggest employers in your area of interest, help with your CV, interview preparation, writing an application, and provide course information.

STEP 3. START YOUR JOB SEARCH

You will need to have a job in order to become an Apprentice. View our Job Search Info page here and search Current Vacancies on our job site.

STEP 4. ENROL & JOIN US

Once you have found an Apprenticeship job we will arrange to meet with you and your employer in the workplace. You will attend an informal interview at the College so that we can enrol you on your Apprenticeship programme.


Have questions?

We are here to support you from start to finish. We can help you with anything, from general advice and guidance, to help with your job search.

Click here to book an appointment with a member of the team, sign up for our next our next open event, or visit our meet the team page to find out full contact details. 

You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.


View Current Job Vacancies

View our Job Search Info page


Apprenticeships we offer

We offer Apprenticeships in a range of sectors including…

Accountancy

Business & Professional Services

Construction & Trades

Data & Science

Education & Early Years

Engineering, Aerospace & Manufacturing

Fitness, Activity Leadership & Leisure

Hairdressing

Health & Care

Hospitality & Catering

Digital & Technology

Motor Vehicle, Transport & Logistics


Why choose us

A dedicated team supporting you

Fantastic links with employers

Something for everyone

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Success Rates 16% above average

No.1 city in UK for Apprenticeships*

*Centre for Cities Think Tank Report


“Exeter College is definitely the go-to place to study an apprenticeship. The support you get from the Apprenticeship Team is outstanding.” 

Laura Hazell, Headstart, Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship