Apprenticeship Positions

Property Maintenance Apprenticeship – BGL Group LTD – Peterborough

Vacancy description

Vacancy Description

  • Delivering first class property maintenanceexperiences across BGL Group, meeting all timescales
  • Supporting our weekly fire alarm checks and evacuation drills
  • Carrying out meeting room set up requests
  • Undertaking minor defect repairs
  • Supporting with major and minor project works
  • Supporting internal desk moves and relocation

Desired skills

  • You’re naturally self-motivated with an appetite and commitment to learn
  • You have a practical outlook and enjoy hands-on tasks
  • You have a valid driving licence or are currently learning to drive

Personal qualities

  • A passion for high achievement
  • Self-motivated
  • An appetite and commitment to learn


Desired qualifications

  • You must have 5 GCSEs Grades A*-C, or the new grades 4-9 including maths & English language (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Joining our team as aProperty Maintenanceapprenticeat BGL Group, you’ll learn how we develop and deliver first solutions to contribute to an evolving culture of innovation, enthusiasm and passion. You’ll have the opportunity to work within a small maintenance team where you will be assigned a buddy and mentor who will support and encourage your professional and personal career development.

Things to consider

  • You must be able to travel to our London office on an ad-hoc basis (1-2 days per month)

Working week

    • Flexible working hours between Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001439779

Business Administration – Flawless Faces Ltd – Stamford

Vacancy description

We are a busy and friendly Beauty Salon, Hairdresser & Aesthetics Clinic based in the centre of Stamford. We have been established since 2011 and as part of our exciting plans for 2018 are looking to grow the team. This role is pivotal in the smooth running of the establishment.

  • Providing a great customer experience for all clients
  • Meet and greet clients
  • Check clients in on system and out as required
  • Make bookings on system – face to face & phone
  • Ensure that the system is up to date and there are no double bookings
  • Take payments and cash up at end of day
  • Ensure replenishment levels are optimum
  • Maintain customer relationships and re-book rates
  • Provide your team a supportive environment,
  • Maximise sales and re-book rates
  • Deal with customer queries
  • Support therapists as required to ensure salon runs smoothly
  • Help manage social media

Desired skills

  • Confident with computers
  • Good with numbers
  • Multi-tasking
  • Confident with Social Media platforms
  • Self motivated

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident with customers
  • Foresight to see potential issues
  • Lots of common sense
  • Interest in beauty industry

Desired qualifications

Minimum maths and English GCSE grade 4 or equivalent

Future prospects

Possibility of full-time employment for the right candidate and further training opportunities.

Working week

    • Min 30 hrs. 40 hrs a possibility. Open Mon to Sat so flexibility required. Saturday working a must.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001436924

Early Years – Sunflower Seed Pre-School – Peterborough

Vacancy description

Vacancy Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff;
  • To keep a proper record of the development on key children, for parents/carers;
  • Work alongside parents/carers of special needs children to provide full integration in setting
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Uphold standards within the setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding policies
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • To attend ALL out of working hours’ activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings summer fayre, Christmas party, etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents on accident forms. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the setting as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure every child is collected by someone known to the setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker
  • Specific Child Care Tasks: The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development; To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing; Washing and changing children as required;Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child
  • To ensure the setting is of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring the setting policies and procedures are observed always

Desired skills

  • Flexibility, able to use their initiative and communication skills
  • Also a positive can do attitude
  • We are a small team so the candidate would need to be friendly and able to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, creative, able to work as part of a team, willing to take feedback
  • We are really looking for someone who is willing to learn on the job and is smiley and friendly

Desired qualifications

  • None required

Future prospects

  • Progression to continue studying or possible employment

Things to consider

  • Working outdoors, changing nappies, food prep (snack) and DBS clearance
  • Driving license not necessary, as long as the apprenticecan get to work on time

Working week

    • Between 30-35 hours, to be agreed with the apprentice and Manager.
    • Total hours per week: 35.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001425371

Professional Cookery – Spalding Farm Shop Ltd – Spalding

Vacancy description

Duties to include:

  • Preparation of main and dessert food items
  • Plan and preparing food for the specials menu
  • Assist the chef during busy times and work independently
  • Ordering supplies
  • To assist with general kitchen cleaning and hygiene
  • Pot washing

Desired skills

  • Must be able to work as a team
  • But also work independently
  • Good people skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing
  • A quick learner and able to take instruction
  • Well presented
  • Be physically fit and healthy
  • Eager to learn new skills and offer different ideas

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above including maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression onto higher apprenticeship with the possibility of full time employment.

Working week

    • 6 days a week Monday – Friday and one day at the weekend 6 hours a day Some days will be 8 – 3 Some days will be 10 – 4
    • Total hours per week: 36.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001409011

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

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Scizzors Studios – Peterborough

Vacancy description

The successful candidate will learn:

  • Hair shampooing
  • Taking offcolours and highlights
  • Reception and customer care
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy salon day to day

(No heavy cleaning as cleaner employed by company)

You will receivein house training towards NVQ.

Desired skills

  • Reliability
  • Work as part of a team
  • Work on own intiative
  • Able to converse easily with customers


Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • Eager to learn


Desired qualifications

None applicable.

Future prospects

If successful a permanent position when fully qualified.

Working week

    • 5 days a week (including 1 day at college)
    • Total hours per week: 38.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001426531

Hairdressing Apprenticeship – Tyler Williamson – Stamford

Vacancy description

  • Reception duties
  • Salon cleaning/organisation
  • Stock checks
  • Shampooing/conditioning clients
  • Removal of colours
  • Internal training
  • Assist stylists with colouring/styling client hair
  • Learning about retail products

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn
  • Able to follow instructions


Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Well presented
  • Desire to do well
  • Passionate about hairdressing


Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs including English and Maths.

Working week

    • Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday 11.00am – 7.00pm, Thursday 11.00am – 7.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm.
    • Total hours per week: 39.00

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001427882

Early Years Teaching Assistant, Stamford (Copthill School)

Monday to Friday, Hours between 8:00pm to 6:00pm, 40 hours per week. 46 weeks per year. Starting £3.70 per hour and will be reviewed quarterly

  • Total hours per week: 40.00

Vacancy description


You will be responsible for supporting staff with the care of children with regard to their physical, emotional and educational needs whilst working effectively as part of a team Duties will include:

● Adhering to the policies and procedures and ensuring all children are offered equal opportunities in relation to the equality and diversity act

● Working with the Nursery and Pre school teacher on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs

● Liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery and pre school

● Keeping and maintaining of children’s development records and observations

● Positive management of children’s behaviour

● Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the classrooms, outdoor areas and equipment

● Providing a good role model for children and helping them fit in to Nursery

● Keeping and updating accident, incident and risk assessment records

● Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate

● Nappy changing and assisting with toileting

● Assisting with mealtimes, food preparation and feeding

You will also be required to help with the general housekeeping and tidying as well as completion of any necessary paperwork. You will be expected to attend staff meetings/training as required.

Desired skills

  • Strong commitment to providing a high standard of quality care for the children
  • To be able to take direction from senior staff members
  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team


Personal qualities

  • A friendly approach to everyone
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Warm, caring and patient nature
  • Sense of humour
  • A consistent and fair approach
  • Creative
  • Happy disposition


Desired qualifications

Minimum English and Maths GCSE grade C or above


Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: Copthill

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

Professional Chef Apprenticeships – Oakham (Barnsdale Lodge)


An exciting opportunity to join the team at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel as an apprentice chef. Overlooking the beautiful Rutland landscape or the picturesque courtyard, our kitchen brigade provides fine dining using many ingredients sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own vegetable and herb gardens.

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with accordingly
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001323860

Hospitality Apprenticeship – Uffington (Bertie Arms)


An exciting opportunity to join the new team at The Bertie Arms as an apprentice working front of house. The pub is located on Bertie Road in Uffington, serving the local community.

Your day to day duties will include the following:

  • Work as a hands on member of the team, communicating with the kitchen.
  • Show enthusiasm and passion for delivering exceptional levels of customer care with an approachable and friendly manner.
  • Assist in maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the front and back of house areas of the pub.
  • Assist in preparations and set-up for events.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and multitask.
  • Have the ability to work under own guidance.
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Possess a smart, pristine appearance to adhere to the our presentation standards.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001319331

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.

To search and apply for an apprenticeship, click here.

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.