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Recruit apprentices and support the next generation

Gloucestershire College have talented individuals looking to join a business like yours. We need local employers, like you, to help us support our county's young people.

Sign up to take on an apprentice now, ready to start in September 2020 or January 2021. 

NEW flexible start dates for 2020/21!

Traditionally Gloucestershire College have only allowed new Construction and Building Services apprentices to join in September. To give you more flexibility we will now have two entry dates for the next academic year, allowing apprentices to start in both September 2020 and January 2021.

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
  • If you are not a levy payer, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.

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

We have apprentices ready to join your business in September or January

We have a strong pool of candidates who are ready to join your business. We offer a free matching service, so we can 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 you with 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

Can your business recruit an apprentice?

We understand that not all businesses are currently in a position to be able to recruit, but please stay in touch and we hope to be able to work with you in the future. But if you can, we urge you to do so. We are counting on local businesses to step up and support Gloucestershire’s young people. It’s our shared responsibility to support the next generation to develop and drive forward the UK’s economy and productivity.

What will it cost? Much less than you think

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%. Additionally, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.

If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. 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 can support you to make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, The GC Business Hub offers a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on apprenticeship pathways within your organisation. 

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.