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We have current vacancies in Business Administration, Hospitality and Catering and Hairdressing!


What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme, combining on the job training and academic college learning. You will work alongside experienced industry specialists for four days of the week, while learning the core theory and any required functional skills at college one day per week.

Apprenticeships can last between one and four years. During that time you will study towards a nationally recognised qualification while learning, first hand, the skills and experience employers are looking for. Apprenticeships are available in a variety of different sectors, and we will help you find the right one for you.

What are the benefits?

  • Earn while you learn – An average wage for an apprentice is £102 per week at aged 16 years, though some employers may pay more)

  • 20 days paid holiday per year

  • On the job training within a regional company

  • Gain valuable industry experience from professional specialists

  • Study towards a nationally recognised qualification

  • Greater chance of employability within your chosen sector

What are the entry requirements?

You can start as an apprentice as long as you are:

  • Living in England

  • Aged 16 years and over and not in full-time education

You may be working and want to get qualifications relevant to your current job role with your existing employer, or you may be looking to start a new career.

Entry requirements may differ depending on the apprenticeship and sector, but our work-based learning team will be able to assist you during your application process.

What can you do?

We offer three levels of apprenticeships – intermediate, advanced and higher in the following areas. The list below is not definitive and If you are interested in a particular area that is not listed below, please get in touch on 0191 427 3696 or email info@stc.ac.uk.

  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Computing
  • Contact Centre Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Creative Industries
    • Beauty Therapy
    • Hairdressing
    • Barbering
    • Hospitality
    • Catering
  • Early Years
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering - Fabrication and Welding
  • Engineering - Mechanical
  • Engineering - Maintenance
  • Health and Social Care
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO)
  • Retail
  • Social Media
  • Sport
  • Supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Team Leading

To view our current vacancies, please click here.

How to apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship online by clicking here.

Alternatively you can complete an application form on site and return to our student services team, who will be happy to help you with the completion of the form.

Our work-based learning team will help and advise you when searching for an employer, but we would recommend that you first register your details won the apprenticeship vacancy matching service: www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

If you would like further information regarding apprenticeships and the application process, the work-based learning team are on hand every open night. These are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 5pm -7pm.