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National Apprenticeship Week

About the event

We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024!

Apprenticeships are a great way for apprentices to learn the practical skills to succeed in their chosen industry – whilst also getting paid! Likewise, apprenticeships allow employers to develop their businesses by recruiting new talent or upskilling existing staff.

Throughout the week, we will be highlighting the value, benefits and opportunities apprenticeships provide on our social media channels, so follow us to keep updated and we’re hosting some events so you can find out about the apprenticeships we offer.

We’ll also provide key information for potential apprentices about how to apply for an apprenticeship, parents/carers and employers who want to recruit an apprentice or upskill their existing workforce.


Our Events

Tuesday 6 February

Apprenticeship Virtual Information Evening

The Information Team will be hosting a virtual information evening, with presentations at 6.00pm and 7.00pm and question-and-answer sessions in between, providing you with the opportunity to learn more about this popular pathway.

Find out more and register here.


Thursday 8 February

Apprenticeship Stall

The Business Development team will have a stall in the Barnsley Bus Station to provide you with all the information about our apprenticeships, as well as information for employers if you are thinking about taking on an apprentice.

The stall will be in the Barnsley Bus Station, 9.00am – 4.00pm.


Information about Apprenticeships

Information for potential apprentices

If you’d like to study an apprenticeship with us, we have all the need-to-know info to get you started. This covers points such as:

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start a career and develop skills within the workplace. They allow you to enter the world of work, gain relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst acquiring hands-on work experience and a wage.

Anyone aged 16 or above can apply to be an apprentice, even if you are already employed. They are available on three levels, Intermediate, Advanced and Higher, so you can gain qualifications up to degree level whilst avoiding student debt.

We offer over 70 apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of industry sectors including Accountancy; Business; Catering and Hospitality; Childcare and Education Professions; Construction; Creative and Digital Media; Engineering; Health, Science and Social Care Professions; Leadership and Management; Retail; Sport; Travel and Tourism and Warehousing and Logistics.


T Levels

Would you prefer a more technical education when you come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship? Visit the T Levels web page to find out about these pathways and the subjects we offer them in.

Ready to apply?

Take a look at our Apprenticeship page or the Find An Apprenticeship website to see all our current apprenticeship opportunities. Remember, this page is regularly updated, so keep checking back for new roles being added.

Apply now for an apprenticeship with us!

Want more information?

Contact our friendly Information Team by emailing info@barnsley.ac.uk or calling 01226 216 123.


Information for parents/guardians or carers

Are you a parent, guardian or carer supporting a young person who is thinking of studying an apprenticeship or, are you considering applying for an apprenticeship yourself?

The Government website has a range of resources and information to assist you.

This covers important topics such as helping a young person make an informed decision, training standards and the qualifications apprentices gain on completing their course.

If your child would prefer a more technical approach to learning, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship, then a T Level might be perfect choice. Visit our T Levels page to find out about this pathway and watch a video which gives a parent’s insight into these courses.


Information for employers

As an employer, you can help an individual to kick start their career or progress to a higher level by sharing your expertise in the form of an apprenticeship.

Hiring an apprentice can:
• Allow you to recruit throughout the year
• Grow your business
• Increase profitability
• Enable you to gain a competitive advantage
• Improve employee retention

Did you know we are one of the largest and most successful training providers in South Yorkshire? Offering over 70 apprenticeship pathways for every business sector, we provide a variety of apprenticeships ranging from Level 2 to Level 6.

There are courses for everyone from school leavers to those seeking a career change, to senior managers who are already advanced within their chosen industry. The courses include:
Business Administration

Our provision is supported by around across Yorkshire and even more beyond, with a growing team and portfolio of training courses that are designed to support the entire workforce development strategy.

Our specialist can help an organisation of any size, in any sector, to assess where their training needs are and identify solutions. By listening to your needs, the team will create a free bespoke recruitment plan that will develop your workforce and maximise your return on investment.

Get in touch today by emailing employer@barnsley.ac.uk or calling 01226 216 166.

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