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National Apprenticeship Week

It's National Apprenticeship Week!

From 7th until 13th of February 2022 join us for a nation-wide celebration of amazing apprentices, teaching staff and employers, as NAW2022 brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships. As a proud champion of apprenticeships, Gloucestershire College is showcasing motivating success stories, useful articles and top-tips to educate and inspire local learners and employers about apprenticeships.

The theme for NAW2022 is "Build the Future" as apprenticeships present unique opportunities to develop practical knowledge required for a rewarding career while building future ready skills.   

Discover more about apprenticeships at Gloucestershire College in our articles below.

Awarded Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2020 and 2021

Gloucestershire College offers a broad range of apprenticeships from Level 2 to Degree in HR, Marketing, IT, Cyber, Construction, Hair, Plumbing, Catering and much more. Our award-winning apprenticeship programmes start throughout the year and you can apply to become an apprentice online today!

Our dedicated Employer Training & Apprenticeships team is here to support you

Our apprenticeship experts help match prospective apprentices with employers every day. If you have any questions about our apprenticeships or if would like to hire an apprentice, you can contact our team via: employer.training@gloscol.ac.uk

Get involved in National Apprenticeship week 

We'd love to hear about your apprenticeship experience. Tag Gloucestershire College on social media and include #NAW2022 and #BuildTheFuture to get involved. Make sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date with all our apprenticeship news. 

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#NAW2023 Can You Go To University After An Apprenticeship?

The short answer: yes!

Apprenticeships have come a long way in recent years and are no longer just associated with trades like plumbing or carpentry. They’re available in a huge range of sectors, including accountancy, computing, IT and engineering, to name a few!

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#NAW2023 6 Top Tips for Succeeding in your Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great way to break into an industry you're interested in so getting off to a strong start will help kick start your future career. We have compiled a list of top tips to help you on your way to finding an apprenticeship and succeeding while on the job.

#NAW2022 Apprenticeship Case Study: Finley Walker, L4 Software Tester Apprentice Alumni at Renishaw

As the National Apprenticeship Week is in full swing, we’ve caught up with Finley Walker, our first L4 Software Tester apprentice to have graduated with distinction.

#NAW2022 8 Things You Need to Know About Apprenticeships

Life has changed for most of us over the past years, but apprenticeships are still one of the best ways to start your career, if you want to earn while you learn. Here are 8 things you need to know about apprenticeships.

#NAW22 How do I find an apprenticeship?

Applying for an apprenticeship is a little different to applying for a full-time college course and not everyone is guaranteed a role, as they are becoming increasingly competitive. Here we’ve listed the best ways to find you perfect apprenticeship.

#NAW2022 Apprenticeship Case Study: Geoff Goring, Engineering Apprentice Alumni at Dowty Group Services

In celebration of the National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we asked our current apprentices as well as alumni to get in touch and share their stories. You can imagine our delight to hear from Geoff Goring, who was an Engineering apprentice with GC more than 30 years ago, from 1985 until 1988. Here's his story.

#NAW2022 Why should your business hire an apprentice?

Whilst hundreds of local organisations are great advocates for apprenticeships in the county, there are still many great businesses in Gloucestershire who are yet to reap the rewards of running an apprenticeship programme. Find out why your business should hire an apprentice here.

It’s time for your business to think differently about apprenticeships

As part of #NAW2022, we are busting top myths about employing apprentices to encourage local employers to think differently about how they use them. How many did you think were true?

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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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.

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