Apprentices are a great way for businesses to build and develop their workforce providing practical, hands-on experience, and developing practical skills in a functional role within your business. The Apprentice will study towards a qualification with support from the Assessor/Trainer by attending Support sessions and workshops at college. For more information please download our Employers’ Guide to Apprenticeships.

Why Invest in an Apprentice?

An apprentice brings a huge return on investment for you as an employer. The pay rate for an apprentice depends upon numerous factors, but the recruitment team at City College Peterborough will be more than happy to explain this in further detail.

Apprenticeship training can be pivotal to strategic workforce planning and ideal for upskilling existing employees.  Recruited Apprentices bring new talent, diversity and ideas to the businesses and help reduce recruitment costs.  There are also government incentive schemes available.

Apprenticeships can help with staff engagement and retention as your workforce will feel valued and motivated.

Motivate & Increase your Workforce’s Productivity

Not only do apprenticeships deliver real financial returns, they help to improve productivity for you and to be more competitive. Training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

Apprentices are often motivated, dedicated members of a team as they learn, earn and gain hands-on experience. Here at City College Peterborough we have a great variety of apprenticeship programmes available for anyone aged 16 and over, and we are always looking for businesses to step on board too.

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices applies to those who are aged under 19 and those who are aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. You can find out more about the current National Minimum Wage for apprentices on

What We Can Offer Your Business

  • Dedicated account manager
  • Training needs analysis undertaken to identify individual needs
  • Interview support management
  • Tailored programmes
  • Free Vacancy Advertising and Recruitment Service
  • Excellent support from our dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced assessors
  • A Flexible and bespoke Delivery Model with achievement rates of 90% (February 2019) which is 24% above the national benchmark.

City College Peterborough offers a free recruitment service for your apprenticeship role. We will advertise the positions and screen all applicants prior to sending their details over to your company for consideration. City College Peterborough will assess the applicant’s functional skills in English and maths, as well as their ICT abilities before suggesting them for the position. As the employer you will be able to shortlist candidates and hold interviews, enabling you to select the candidate that is right for your organisation.

Tailored Apprenticeship Programmes Apprentices can fulfil a number of roles within your business, from administration to customer service through to team leading and management. Depending on the type of role you require, an apprenticeship can be tailored to suit the requirements of your job role. This provides greater flexibility and ensures that your apprentice is being trained to meet the needs of your business and the role you require.

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 L3
  • Customer Service L2 / L3
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing L3
  • Childcare L2/ L3 
  • Health and Social Care L2/ L3
  • IT Professional L3 
  • Team Leading & Management L3 / L5
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L2
  • Teaching Assistant L3
  • School business Professional Level 4
  • Learning and Development Practitioner L3
  • HR Support L3

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

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