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Kick-Start Your Career with an Apprenticeship!

🚀 Ready to earn cash and get real work experience straight out of school? Dive into our ‘Introduction to Apprenticeships’ video and see how you can level up your career game with Windsor Forest Colleges Group!

Our apprenticeships aren’t just about getting a qualification – they’re about setting you up for a killer career in the field you love. Whether you’re into tech, business, or something more hands-on, we’ve got the perfect path waiting for you.

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An apprenticeship will help you gain employability skills in the following areas:

  • Technical Skills
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Practical Experience
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
MV Apprentices
Hair Apprentice

Are you looking for the next generation of Heat Pump Installer?

Is your business ready for the future?  Our new Low Carbon Apprenticeship may be the the smartest and most cost effective way to take your business forward.

The UK will need 60,000 people installing solar panels and in related industries by the mid-2030s, and need 50,000 heat pump engineers by the same time, in order to progress towards net zero. A huge influx of 15-25-year-olds is required to enter the green workforce to meet that need, according to the MCS Foundation, a net zero charity which commissioned the report from market research agency Savanta.

Boy working on a heat pump
Two students plumbing

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If you have any questions about being a linked employer or how to apply or find an apprentice, please call or email us.

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Apprenticeship Vacancies

We have a range of apprenticeship vacancies across a number of industries including land-based vacancies and higher degree apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

We have a range of apprenticeship vacancies across a number of industries including land-based vacancies and higher degree apprenticeships.

Apprentices – Frequently asked questions

An apprenticeship is a real job with training. You earn a wage while working towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification linked to your chosen career. Apprenticeships are equivalent to a full-time academic qualification and there are a wide range of areas you can complete an apprenticeship in.

Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete depending on the level of the apprenticeship, the industry sector and the apprentice’s ability.

All Apprentices receive at least the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage of £6.40* per hour in their first year, but some employers do choose to pay more.

Apprentices will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 40 hours per week, but this may vary from employer to employer.

Yes. A growing number of apprentices also go on to Higher Apprenticeships to gain degree level qualifications, but without the expense of going to university. You also have the option of going to university or completing a professional qualification that leads to a specific job role.

  • Learn from industry-trained staff with years of experience
  • State-of-the-art facilities at our colleges
  • Our colleges are conveniently located
  • Extra support from careers advice to study support
  • Extra benefits

Employers – Frequently asked questions

An apprentice;

  • Is usually a young person, but can be anyone over the age of 16
  • Works alongside an experienced employee to learn specific skills
  • Receives training including training towards nationally recognised qualifications such as NVQs
  • Earns a salary
  • Gets paid holiday

Apprenticeships can also be used to develop current employees, but employers may need to make a contribution towards the costs of their training depending on the age of the employee.

There are a number of benefits to having an apprenticeship scheme. These include:

  • Almost 90% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to the business
  • Support young people and residents in the local community
  • Gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way
  • Ensure that your staff have up-to-date training and qualifications
  • Ensure that your business is up-to-date with industry standards
  • Address skill shortages

We provide a free apprenticeship recruitment service. We will help you advertise and pre-screen candidates on your behalf, and provide you with a list of candidates to interview via your own recruitment process.

This depends on the apprenticeship; all the training can be in the workplace, some frameworks require day release or block release at college and others are a combination of attendance at college and assessment within the workplace.

Success stories

“I chose an apprenticeship so I could learn and earn at the same time, as well as having hands-on experience to advance my engineering skills.”

Engineering Fitter Level 3 at John Crane UK

“I chose an apprenticeship so I could get a qualificaton. I like that you can learn and earn at the same time. In the future I’d like to own my own business.”

Level 3 Light Vehicle Apprentice for Young & Pollock Maidenhead (BMW Specialist)

“I knew at GCSE I wanted to be in carpentry. You learn so much in the class but even more on site. Doing an apprenticeship is great as you get paid while you learn.”

Level 3 Carpenter at F J Lane Ltd