Apprenticeship Positions

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Good Hair Days – Oakham

Vacancy description

  • Learn the day to day running of the individual salon
  • Offer a kind and comprehensive service to all clients
  • Keep salon and equipment clean and tidy
  • Help and assist other team members
  • Contribute to the salon atmosphere in a positive manner
  • Learn about the applications of products and abide by the guide lines
  • Make clients comfortable, making their drinks andoffer your service
  • Be reliable
  • Arrive promptly and in a well presented manner

Desired skills

  • Reliable
  • Communication and like people
  • Enjoyment of doing hair
  • Team member
  • Will to work
  • Media skills/Computer skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Communicative
  • Well presented

Desired qualifications

Preferably 5 GCSE’s grade 9 – 4 but not essential.

Future prospects

Progress to Level 3 Apprenticeship or full time employment.

Working week

  • 38.5 hours a week


Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001457575

Motor Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship – Trophy Cars Ltd – South Witham

An exciting opportunity to join the largest MG specialist in the country as an apprentice motor vehicle technician. Full training will be provided with additional day release training delivered by New College Stamford.

Vacancy description

  • Carry out Servicing & repairs
  • Maintain vehicle records by recording service and repairs
  • Develop skills and job knowledge by attending college day release & studying technical publications
  • Complying with Health and Safety requirements
  • Provide customer service and positive representation of the business

Desired skills

  • Customer service skills
  • The ability to accurately follow written and spoken instructions
  • Strong practical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to quickly grasp new vehicle technologies

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

Minimum maths & English GCSE grade C or 4 (or equivalent)

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
  • Transferable Skills as required

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001456439

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Cutting Company – Stamford

Vacancy description

Hairdressing Apprentice to support several stylists in a busy salon. Training on the job and a dedicated session once a week.
Duties include;-

  • Shampooing
  • Making Drinks
  • Meeting & Greeting Clients
  • Keeping Salon Tidy
  • Washing Towels

Desired skills

  • Must have a passion for the industry
  • Must be able to be a good team member
  • Friendly and enthusiastic personality
  • Not afraid to work hardto achieve

Personal qualities

  • Needs to be bubbly. outgoing and friendly
  • Must be able to work tidily and efficiently
  • Must enjoy the company ofothers to love hairdressing

Desired qualifications

Preferably 5 GCSE’s grade 9 – 4 but not essential.

Working week

    • Min 30 Hours a week over 5 days. One day a week college.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00


Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001455503

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Designer Group – Peterborough

We have a very exciting opportunity within our salon.

As our salon apprentice you will gain hands on experience whilst working towards your hairdressing qualifications.

You will be required to support the stylists, whilst keeping the salon clean and tidy.

You must be have a pleasant friendly manner to provide a top service to all of our customers.

It is essential that the successful person will have the following qualities:

  • Tidy appearance
  • Reliable
  • Good time keeping
  • Friendly manner
  • Team player
  • Eager to learn
  • Passion for the industry
  • Willing to attend additional training courses

One of the main advantages of joining us is the potential for career development. We are always on the lookout for talented Hair Stylists who can grow alongside our business.

In return you will receive:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Retail Commission
  • Attendance bonus
  • Discount on retail products
  • Family and friends discount

Working week

  • 35 – 40 Hours a week

Desired skills

  • Reliable
  • Good time keeping
  • Eager to learn
  • Passion for the industry
  • Willing to attend additional training courses

Personal qualities

  • Tidy appearance
  • Friendly manner
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

Grade 4 in English and Maths but not essential.

Future prospects

We are looking for our next big star! You will be guided through your qualification with your own mentor. Once you have completed your training you will be able to apply for a stylist graduate position. Our employee benefits include additional holiday, uncapped commission, discount on retail, free hair every 6 weeks, family discount, constant training and career development.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001449655

Kitchen Assistant Apprenticeship – Rutland County Golf Club – Stamford

Job Description

  • Support the Cook in the operation of the kitchen.
  • Support the cook in the ordering and monitoring of supplies required for the kitchen.
  • Help to ensure that kitchen meets health and safety, food & hygiene standards at all times.
  • Maintain a professional and high standard of customer service at all times.

Skills Required

  • Interested in a career in the food industry
  • A willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Be able to listen to and carry out instructions

Personal Qualities

  • A friendly manner
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Able to work within a small team


  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking)
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Transferable skills

Working Week

Mon – Sun (5 days over 7)

30+ Hours per week

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001446775

Business Administration Apprenticeship – C S Ellis – South Luffenham


To provide general administration assistance to Transport, Palletline, HR and Accounts departments.


To assist as required in the following areas:


  • Assist with processing of Sales invoices
  • Recording of receipts and payments
  • Assistance in the processing and paying invoices
  • Dealing with telephone enquiries
  • General office duties


  • To precisely generate customer orders and paperwork as required
  • To liaise daily with customers regarding any enquiries or issues
  • To assist with the upload of orders as required
  • Liaise with Warehouse Supervisors as to daily duties
  • Assist with any order queries/requests
  • General office duties

Transport & Palletline

  • Assist with the processing of Palletline paperwork as required
  • Communicate regularly with customers and Whetstone to assist in the administration of the PODs process
  • Assist with compilation of reports as required
  • Tracking & completing spreadsheet on a weekly basis as required
  • Assisting with invoicing as required
  • Fulfil any other administrational tasks as required
  • General office duties


  • Assist with letter writing/confirmations
  • Support with logging training records
  • Support with engagement initiatives such as employee of month/year
  • General office duties



Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001446199

Professional Cookery – M Parker & Sons Ship Ltd – Spalding

Vacancy description

  • Day to day prep
  • Putting deliveries away
  • Planning the menu
  • Deep cleaning the kitchen
  • Fish preparation
  • Helping during service

Desired skills

None requested.

Personal qualities

  • Respectful
  • Courteous
  • Using own initiative
  • Working as part of a team
  • Clean & tidy
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Keen to Learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade C maths & English preferable but not essential

Future prospects

For the right candidate we will work in moving you up to a higher position when you complete your apprenticeship.

Working week

    • A weekly rota will be planned on a weekly basis to include morning, weekend and split shifts.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001406500

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford (William Cecil)


Have you genuine passion for cooking & looking for your first full time position in a dynamic kitchen under a talented head chefs with a wealth of knowledge? Be part of an awesome team & learn your craft with in a 2 Rosette environment.

You will be working along side our team developing your existing skills. The ideal candidate will be looking for a new challenge in a fast paced fresh food environment. You will be:

  • Motivated & energetic in a quality kitchen.
  • Well organised, have a creative outlook and a real interest in getting involved.

Typical duties:

  • Primarily supporting in our larder section.
  • Supporting our more senior chefs on breakfast, lunch & dinner service.
  • Supporting our chefs to achieve their daily mise en place.
  • Supporting our chefs to prepare staff meals.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001328835

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – South Luffenham (Coach House Inn)


We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate apprentice chef to join our team at The Coach House Inn. Very Good Rates of Pay!! Up to 40 Hours a week on varying shift patterns to include evening work.

Full Requirements of this job can vary slightly but will include

  • Good timekeeping
  • Can arrange own transport to and from work
  • Must complete this job in conjunction with accredited college course

Day to Day tasks will change but you will

  • Work cleanly & organise your section
  • Work breakfast service occasionally
  • Lunch & evening service
  • Prepare & cook all forms of meat, fish, vegetables, sauces & desserts
  • Make varieties of fresh bread
  • Learn to refine your presentation to match the quality of the food you prepare
  • Work with speed and precision to produce the result

Your responsibilities as an apprentice would be limited, however there are certain expectations:

  • To comply with food regulations
  • To come to work in a clean state with full clean uniform
  • To communicate well with other team members
  • To complete all jobs you are assigned to the best of your ability
  • To show respect to your colleagues
  • To complete all tasks that will be required in relation to your college course

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001326569

Apprenticeship News


What will I study as an apprentice?

A set of separate qualifications called a ‘framework’ make up the Apprenticeship, as this is not a qualification in its own right. Frameworks usually consist of three components – an NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate, and are set by standard setting bodies that represent employers’ needs, called Sector Skills Councils. As an apprentice you will take tests for technical knowledge and be assessed by an occupational competent assessor in your workplace.

New Apprenticeship Standards are currently being developed and are slowly replacing the current frameworks. The new Standards will have rigorous end point assessments (EPA) that are independently administered to verify the competence of the apprentice.

What qualifications do I need to become an apprentice?

The ability to complete the programme and determination to succeed are the most important attributes for a potential apprentice. General ability in English, Maths and ICT will be assessed by New College Stamford. For example, for an Automotive Apprenticeship you will need to pass the SelectorAhead assessments before commencing your programme.

However, as a general guide, the following qualifications are required as a minimum:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship: 2 GCSEs A to D Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 1.
  • Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs A to C Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 2.

What can I expect to be paid as an apprentice?

The Government’s minimum wage rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. The rate applies to:

  • Apprentices under 19.
  • Apprentices aged 19 and over but in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

However, this is only a minimum hourly rate. Employers are encouraged to pay more where possible.

Further information can be found at GOV. UK here

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have many advantages, here are just some.

  • They get paid, which means that they will be earning and learning.
  • The learning is delivered by a combination of attending college and learning at work – a good mix for those that do not want to remain in the classroom all day.
  • They will receive recognised qualifications including NVQs, Functional Skills (or GCSE) and a Technical Certificate.
  • They will be trained to do a job – and learn skills they can apply to real situations which they can use in the future to ‘hit the ground running’. They will also have a reference from their original employer that will support any future job applications.
  • Employers will often support their staff to study for higher qualifications such as HNC, HND, and Foundation Degrees so the apprentice can continue to study and work at the same time. This will help them avoid the costs that Full-Time undergraduates can face. However, there are some disadvantages to Apprenticeships – Studying at a higher level can take longer with some Apprenticeships – but this should be offset against the debts incurred with Full-Time study.
  • Some young people would prefer to learn in an academic environment not the workplace. Not every occupation can support Apprenticeships and they may have to take the academic route instead.

How can I apply and gain an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option, and there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:

  • The right qualifications and job opportunity (particularly for an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship).
  • To be aged between 16-23 years ideally – although older students can apply and be accepted for an Apprenticeship. At level 3, the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan may be a better option for more mature students.
  • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we can offer help with this in some instances.
  • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area that you are applying for.

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Apprenticeship Funding

Age 16 to 18 are fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). No employer contribution required.

Age 19 and over are only part funded by the SFA. An employer contribution towards training and support costs may be required.