Employ an Apprentice

There’s never been a better time to think Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an effective training tool for new and existing employees of all ages, from 16 upwards.

You may want to recruit and train an Apprentice, to become a valued member of your team, or you might want to offer a current employee a professional qualification and training to help them progress in their role and within your company.

There is funding available for all ages of apprentice. Young workers, aged 16-18, receive full course funding, and you only pay 5% of the course price for apprentices aged 19+ – which is as little as £150 per apprenticeship programme! If your company is taxed the Apprenticeship Levy, you can re-invest these funds back into training your team.

Find out more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and how you can invest the pot back into your organisation, with our guidance and support.

We take the hassle out of recruitment

We will take away the stress of administration, offer guidance and advice to get you started, and provide you with ongoing support. You will have a dedicated account manager, as well as one-point-of-contact for training.
Our team of Training and Recruitment Advisers work across different sectors – visit our meet the team page to see which of them can help you in your sector.

No.1 in South of England for Employer Satisfaction
*DofE employer survey 2018

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Exeter No.1 city in the UK for number of Apprentices
*Centre for Cities Think Tank Report

Success rates 16% above average

Meet the team

Our team of Training and Recruitment Advisers work across different sectors. Visit our meet the team page to see which of them can help you in your sector.

Fill the skills gap in your business

Generate fresh thinking

Develop existing talent

Help someone fulfill their potential

Instill your ethos from the start

Future-proof your workforce

Other great reasons to Think Apprenticeships

100s of apprenticeship courses to choose from

We offer programmes in a huge variety of disciplines – from white collar to blue collar workers. Qualifications range from Level 2 (GCSE Standard) up to undergraduate and postgraduate degree level.

Not only can Apprenticeships be utilised to train sector-specific knowledge and skills, but many of our professional courses, such as Business, Management and HR, or Accountancy, IT and Software Development can be applied to nearly all business.

Up-to-date, industry-specific training

Our Apprenticeship programmes have been shaped by businesses and industry leaders, and are delivered by sector experts – ensuring the 20% Off-the-Job Training is a worthwhile investment that benefits your organisation. The biggest misconception about Apprenticeships is that they are solely for school leavers, but the NEW style of Apprenticeship course is perfect for promoting professional development. Offering training and progression to your current employees shows commitment to your workforce, helping with staff retention and team morale. You’ll be able to develop a highly skilled workforce, with the support of the college, at little or no cost, benefiting your business and your employees.

Sectors we work in

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

Continuity of Learning Through Covid

In uncertain times Exeter College were certain of one thing – continuity of learning. Hear from two current Apprentices about their experience through lockdown and how Exeter College have enabled them to continue learning on their Apprenticeship.