APPRENTICESHIPS, TRAINEESHIPS & SCHOOL LEAVER JOBS

What are traineeships? 

Traineeships prepare young people to become ready for employment by offering valuable work experience, preparation and training which will enable young people to progress on to an Apprenticeship or a job. Find local traineeships here.

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace. Find apprenticeships here

Live talks about apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships broadcasts live talks from companies discussing their apprenticeship offer. You can sign-in and look up future broadcast dates, or listen to talks from their back-catalogue. 

Where to find an Apprenticeship

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

You can use the national database to search for apprenticeships.

Below you can see some local providers who you can contact directly.

LOCAL AREA (RICHMOND & KINGSTON)
  • Hawk Training is based in Twickenham and trains young people in Traineeships and Apprenticeships in: Business Admin; Childcare; IT; Team Leading / Management; Warehousing & Storage
  • Way to Work works with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service and Childcare
LINKED TO LOCAL COLLEGES
  • Richmond upon Thames College works with local employers to offer Apprenticeships in; Business, Computing & IT, Construction Crafts and Sport & Exercise.
  • Kingston College, works with local employers to offer Apprenticeships in; Administration, Childcare, Electrical Installation, Engineering, Hairdressing, IT, Maintenance Operations, Recruitment.
  • West Thames College works with local employers to offer Apprenticeships in a wide range of industries
  • NESCOT College in Epsom, North East Surrey offers a wide range of apprenticeships
BANKING & FINANCE
  • Lloyds Banking Group offer apprenticeships in Customer facing roles; People & Marketing Strategy; Business Management; Innovation Technology and Financial Management.
  • Visa offer Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4 qualification) in Technology & Business, and in Financial Accounting. Students need a Level 3 qualification in order to be eligible for a Higher Apprenticeship.
PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRIES
  • BPP Professional Apprenticeships recruit Apprentices within the professions: Accountancy; Business & Administration; Financial Services; Law
  • QA Apprenticeships are based in central London near Finsbury and offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships in: IT; Software & Web Design; Digital Marketing; Cyber Security; Project Management; Business, and Professional Sales
  • Kaplan Apprenticeships; various apprenticeships available
  • JustIT offer IT apprenticeships specialising in IT Support, IT Development, Business Support and Digital Marketing to young people with at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C
  • Intequal offer IT apprenticeships throughout the UK.
  • Central Training Group HQ are based in Bethnal Green, and offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships in; Hairdressing, Customer Service, Business and Administration, Team Leading, Management as well as courses in Graphic Design.
  • The RAF offer over 17 apprenticeship roles.
  • CSR Scientific Training Group offer apprenticeships within science.
  • Vodafone run a variety of apprenticeships from Level 2 to degree apprenticeships in both their Business & Digital department as well as Technology department.
  • AWE  offer apprenticeships in a variety of Science Technology, Engineering and Maths industries.
PRACTICAL INDUSTRIES
  • Mercedes-Benz offer apprenticeships in the areas of: Light vehicle, Heavy vehicle and Parts Specialists
  • JTL offer apprenticeship training in Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation, and Engineering Maintenance
  • Mitie are an employer who offer Apprenticeships in Engineering; Building & Property; and Facilities Management
  • CITB (the Construction Industry Training Board) offer 30 different types of Apprenticeships in the Construction industry 
  • K10 offer construction based apprenticeships across London
  • Thames Water offer apprenticeships in a broad range of infrastructure roles, such as: Technical, Instrumentation, Controls & Automation; Mechanical & Electrical
  • Transport for London offer Apprenticeships in: Rail & Underground; Surface Transport; and Specialist Services
  • Network Rail offer Engineering apprenticeships to young people with at least 4 GCSEs at A*-C/9-5.
  • Remit offer Apprenticeships in Automotive; IT; Hospitality; Business; and Health & Social Care
  • Builders Merchants Federation offer Apprenticeships in Business Administration; Customer Service; Logistics; Management; Team Leading; Warehousing & Storage
  • Wates offer Level 3-6 Apprenticeships in: Production, Quantity Surveying, Building Services, Mechanical and Electrical to students who have gained a minimum of 8 GCSE's at C grade, with B in both Maths and English, and are keen to get into the Construction market.
  • Axis Europe offer Apprenticeships for people looking to get into Administration, Plumbing, Plastering, Electrical and Painting & Decorating.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Apprenticeship bulletins and guides

Central London Connexions produces a useful weekly opportunities bulletin for all new apprenticeship openings in: Camden, Hackney, Islington, Kensington, Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster. You can find the latest bulletin at the link on the left of the page.

School Leaver Programmes

School Leaver Programmes can be an alternative to pursuing a traditional university route.  Some offer apprenticeships, others offer “sponsored degrees” where you work, get paid and your employer pays for your degree, some offer to pay for training towards professional accreditation.  Some school leaver programmes also offer training and employment to students leaving school at age 16.  Deadline and dates vary according to the company, so check individual sites regularly.