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Brand new apprenticeships for your business

Enrolling now for September 2023

  • Software Development
  • Digital and Technology Solutions
  • Motor Vehicle 
  • Engineering

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Developing new apprenticeship programmes in tech/digital, engineering and motor

We are constantly developing new programmes to build progression pathways within every sector including tech/digital, engineering and motor.


By listening and engaging with employers across the county and in the South West, we were able to design and add 4 new apprenticeships to our portfolio. 


Starting in September 2023

Digital and Technology Solutions (DATS) Professional Integrated Degree Level 6 Apprenticeship

  • Software Engineer pathway


Suitable for those providing technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. 

Ideal for: Software Developer

Duration: 36 months, plus End Point Assessment 

Core areas covered

  • Information Systems
  • Systems Development 
  • Data Management
  • Business Organisation
  • IT Project Management 
  • Computer and Network Infrastructure
  • Software Engineer (specialism)

Awarding body: BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions from the University of West of England (UWE Bristol)

Starting in November 2023

DevOps Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship


The broad purpose of the occupation is to enable a wide range of public and private sector companies  to get valuable working software out in front of active users, both external and internal, frequently and safely, reducing time to market, delivering increased value - both with respect to the end user and the business - and improving the quality of digital services. 

Ideal for: Automation engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full stack Developer, Site Reliability Engineer

Duration: 24 months, plus End Point Assessment 

Core areas covered

  • Scripting and coding in domain specific languages, using pair/mob programming techniques
  • Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
  • Building a CI/CD pipeline using automation tooling and often APIs
  • Promoting a DevOps Culture – Using Agile principles to build and run
  • Applying a Secure SDLC
  • Designing on-prem and Cloud architectures to meet business needs
  • Monitoring
  • Owning your own continuing skills development

Awarding body: BCS The Chartered Institute for IT


Starting in September 2023

Machining Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship


Designed to appeal to a wide range of employers, this programme contribute to Gloucestershire’s engineering talent pool by equipping the sector’s current and future workforce with skills, knowledge and behaviours in line with the latest industry requirements. 

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex and precision work by machining components machined from metal or specialist materials using conventional or CNC machine tools.

Duration: 42 months, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Core areas

  • Engineering communications
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Advance milling and turning
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) programming/machining
  • Workplace improvement

In addition, employers can choose two optional units to be delivered, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Engineering inspection and quality control
  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • Engineering drawing

Apprentices will spend 1 or 2 days in college per week, depending on the year of study, and the rest of the time out in the workplace with their employer. 

Motor Vehicle 

Starting in September 2023

Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship


Our new Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard is designed in consultation with local employers and provides learners with a fantastic start to their automotive career.

Apprentices can gain expertise not only in the technical elements of the role but also learn excellent customer handling, sales as well as strong problem solving and self-organisation skills. 

Duration: Typically, 36 months plus End Point Assessment 

On completion of this Standard the Auto-care Technician will be eligible to apply for IMI membership as a Registered Young Professional or if they wish as an Associate Member. They would also gain entry onto the IMI Professional Register.

Enrolling now for September 2023

If you would like to recruit a new apprentice or have a member of staff who would benefit from any of the programmes above, contact our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team asap to discuss your requirements and to make sure you are not missing out in September. 

Simply fill in the form below and our team will be touch with you for a no-obligation consultation. 

We have one of the most comprehensive portfolio of apprenticeship programmes in the county and are continuously expanding our offering to cater to the evolving needs of the region’s skills market.   

While our Trade, Engineering and Motor apprenticeships traditionally start in September, many of other programmes can start at any time during the year. 

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To discuss your training needs and to find out more about programmes and funding available for your business, fill out your details below. 

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