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Recruit apprentices and support the next generation

Gloucestershire College has talented individuals ready to join a business like yours right now. Due to the number of quality candidates looking for apprenticeship opportunities for this year, we're extending many of our September start dates until October 2020.

We need local employers to help us support the future of our region’s young people and sign up to recruit an apprentice now.

We have apprentices ready and waiting to join your business right now

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 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
  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Increase productivity
  • Directly address any skills gaps within your business
  • Get full support from Gloucestershire College
  • Receive new incentive payments from the government of up to £3,000 per 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. Select your programme of interest below for more information.

New for September 2020 - Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship

Start September 2020

Taught by Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol lecturers, apprentices can earn a UWE Bristol degree right here at GC in our new cyber facilities within easy reach of work or home.

New Cyber Security Degree Level 6 

New 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.


If your business isn't ready to recruit just yet, we have launched new January 2021 start dates for construction, finance and engineering. Get in touch with our Business Hub team via: to register your interest or view our full January programme by clicking 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

The government will pay £2,000 to all employers in England for each new apprentice they hire aged between 16-24, and £1,500 for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over before 31 January 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%. Additionally, you will receive £1,000 for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on, plus the incentive payments from the government. That’s a total of up to £3,000 per apprentice hired paid directly to your business.


  • 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:

New year, new recruits?

We understand that businesses might not be able to recruit in 2020. To provide more flexibility, we now have two entry dates for the next academic year for our Accountancy, Construction and Engineering programmes allowing apprentices to start in both September/October 2020 and January 2021. Contact our Business Hub team to register your interest in January 2021 starts.

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.