Apprentices are a great way for businesses to build and develop their workforce providing practical, hands-on experience to young people who wish to learn a trade or gain the skills needed in the workplace. Typically, apprentices will spend one-day a week at College studying for their qualification and the rest of the time in the workplace learning and developing practical skills in a functional role within your business. For more information please download our Employers’ Guide to Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are currently in the process of dramatic change, as the result of Government reforms to redefine Apprenticeships, if you would like to find out more please click here

Real benefits to your business:

Improve your bottom line

Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line. In a recent survey, the majority of employers said that Apprenticeships helped them to improve productivity and to be more competitive.

Fill your skills gaps

Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs. Employers in the Populus survey said they relied on their Apprenticeship programmes to provide the skilled workers they need for the future.

Motivate your workforce

Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.

We currently offer Apprenticeships in the following:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Childcare
  • Catering
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT Professional
  • IT Application Specialist
  • Management
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Team Leading
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

For more information on the benefits of having an Apprentice, funding options and much more, click here or download a copy of our Employers’ Guide to Apprenticeships 

Essential Key Skills in English and Maths usually form part of the programme to support the Apprentice during the programme, where appropriate.


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City College Peterborough receives part-funding from the European Social Fund, which supports the continued delivery of adult apprenticeships within the East of England and the Midlands.

For more information on ESF funding please click here or download a copy of our  Employers’ Guide to Apprenticeships 

To find out more about our Apprenticeship scheme, contact a member of our Business Team on (01733) 761 361, or email