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Back Local Talent: Support the next generation

Gloucestershire College has talented young individuals looking for apprenticeship and career opportunities with local employers, like you. We are working with over 1,000 businesses to deliver Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities, as well as acting as an intermediary for the government’s new Kickstart Scheme. But we still need more businesses to come forward. 

Can your business provide a young person with an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Kickstart Scheme placement?

We have apprentices ready and waiting to join your business

We have a strong pool of candidates who are ready to join your business. We offer a free matching service to help you find the apprentice that is right for you. Or if you already know who you would like to recruit, we can get them signed up!

We can handle the whole recruitment process for you, for free. We'll advertise your vacancy, pre-screen applicants and provide a shortlist of suitable candidates for you to make the final decision. Get in touch with our Business Hub team directly via: 01452 563400 or

How will apprenticeships benefit your business? 

Apprenticeships offer real, measurable business benefits for employers. They are proven to increase productivity, improve motivation and offer real succession planning.

  • Grow your team whilst keeping your costs down
  • Get full support from Gloucestershire College
  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Increase productivity
  • Directly address any skills gaps within your business
  • Receive new incentive payments from the government of up to £3,000 for each apprentice hired before 31 January 2021

Explore our apprenticeship programmes below

At Gloucestershire College, we have over 45 apprenticeship programmes available from Level 2 all the way up to Degree qualifications. With the dedicated support of our Business Hub team, we can help your business find the right apprenticeship programmes to grow and train your workforce.


For the first time, we are offering January 2021 apprenticeship starts for Engineering, Construction, Motor and Trade along with our AAT apprenticeships, so there is no need to wait for September! Select your programme of interest below for more information.

Flexible apprenticeship start dates

For many of our programmes, apprentices can start at any point throughout the year. We have an excellent pool of candidates ready and waiting to be given an apprenticeship opportunity from a business like yours, meaning your new recruit could start in only a matter of weeks. You can explore our full range of apprenticeships available to start now or anytime throughout the year below.

Health, Care and Dentistry Apprenticeships

Start now

Adult Care Worker Level 2 

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 

Dental Nursing Level 3 

Arrange a consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or

What will it cost? Much less than you think

Your business could receive up to £3,000 per apprentice hired before January 31 2021.

  • If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old, you are entitled to receive the training completely free of charge.
  • If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. 
  • If you pay the apprenticeship levy, as well as receiving the incentive payments from the government, we can support you to maximise your levy strategy and make the most of funding on offer. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   

Our experts are here to support your business and offer guidance about how you can receive incentive payments for apprenticeships. Get in touch to arrange a free consultation with one of Business Hub team via:


Traineeships are a great trial scheme for apprenticeships.


Kickstart Scheme 

Offer a 6-month work placement to a young person to help start their career.


Contact the Business Hub 

Our Business Hub team can offer your business expert advice about Apprenticeships, Traineeships and the Kickstart Scheme. Get in touch today via: or fill in the contact form above.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.