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Virtual College Experience Apprenticeships

Welcome to Your Virtual Exeter College Experience

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship then you are in the right place… This is your one-stop-shop for everything Apprenticeships. On this page will provide you with all information you need to make the first steps towards your first career. From videos, to a downloadable job pack, blogs from a current Apprentice, to course guides, we hope you enjoy exploring this treasure trove of Apprenticeship goodies!

Our amazing Apprenticeship Training and Recruitment Advisers are working virtually to support you throughout the Apprenticeship process, including helping you apply for vacancies, CV writing and more!

Getting Started

Principal’s Talk

Hear from our Principal John Laramy on how we work with all learners to achieve their potential.

What should I do now?

Morven from the Exeter College Apprenticeship Team takes you through some fab advice on what you could be doing now.

What should I do next?

Morven from the Exeter College Apprenticeship Team shares some invaluable hints and tips on what to do next.

Kim’s Apprenticeship Story

Find out more about Apprenticeships from current Apprentice Kimberley Morley.

Check out our Job pack

In order to start your Apprenticeship you will first need to find an Apprenticeship job.
To find a job there are two essential things you will need to prepare:
a CV, including Personal Statement, a Covering Letter.

A brilliant CV and Covering Letter will make you stand out from other applicants and give you a better chance of being successful. To help you with this we have included some handy templates on the right which you can download.

Apprenticeships Articles

Top Five Common Misconceptions about Apprenticeships

I am Ella Hymans, a Digital Marketing Apprentice working for Exeter College. After a year in this role I have heard many different views about Apprenticeships from family, friends and the general public, many of which are inaccurate, misguided or…

How to Find your First Apprenticeship

We asked Exeter College Digital Marketing Apprentice Ella Hymans for her top tips getting your first Apprenticeship. If you’re considering an Apprenticeship or know someone who is, then this article contains tips and tricks for the best chance of success.…


This section covers the range of support available for you if you join Exeter College. Use this section to explore learning support and wellbeing information.

If you have not yet achieved grade C/4 in Maths and English, do not worry! We have an amazing Apprentice Learning Support team who are here to support you through your required qualifications and needs alongside your Apprenticeship.

We are also proud to offer a Pre-Apprenticeship programme which works as a stepping-stone to develop the skills and experience that employers are looking for. This programme provides work experience, industry skills development, employability skills workshops and support for maths and English (if required). We will support you to move into an Apprenticeship as soon as you are ready.

A Pre-Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to:

  • Gain work experience with an employer in your chosen industry
  • Study towards industry qualifications
  • Receive support to fine tune your job seeking skills
  • Develop your skills in English or maths – if required.

Starting an Apprenticeship in 4 Easy Steps

There are 4 easy steps to follow throughout the course of the year, in order to enrol as an Exeter College apprentice in September 2022.

Step 1

Complete Your Application

Apply online – it’s really easy and you will get an immediate acknowledgment email. Alternatively, you can download and print an application form or pick one up from college. We recommend you apply as soon as possible to guarantee an early interview.

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 (remember to tick on your application form whether you have already found an Apprenticeship employer or still need to find one). It also means we may be able to offer you a back-up option on another course in case you don’t find an Apprenticeship job or you change your mind. 

Step 2

Come To An Interview

Once you have completed the online application form, you will be invited to an interview evening. You will receive a text and an email with the date, time and location. 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 one to one 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 the Job Search and Current Job Vacancies pages on the Apprenticeship section of our website.

Step 4

Enrol And 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 have access to our fantastic range of student benefits.

Apprenticeship Sector Videos

Please watch the videos below to find out more about the Apprenticeships we offer in the following sectors:

Business & IT
Engineering & Manufacturing
Hairdressing & Barbering
Professional Services
Digital Marketing
Hospitality & Catering
Digital & Technologies
Fitness, Leisure & Activity Leadership
Education & Early Years
Health & Care
Motor Vehicle

Contact Us

Call: 01392 400800 or
to find out more.