Apprenticeships at Riverside College Widnes Runcorn

Apprentices are extremely popular with employers, who appreciate the benefits of combining off the job learning with practical on the job training and the achievement of an industry qualification. Our comprehensive apprenticeship programme is delivered in partnership with the employer and generally involves working a minimum of 30 hours per week with at least 20% of the training off the job either in college or in the workplace.

Apprentices are usually paid £150-200 per week. You can study on an apprenticeship over one, two or three years depending on the level you start at and how far you decide to go.

There are three levels of apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate, Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at A*- C, GCSE English and Maths Level 9 – 3)
  • Advanced, Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Level passes)
  • Higher, Level 4 (equivalent to Foundation Degree Level)

At the end of your Apprenticeship you might continue working at the same organisation, apply for other jobs or go on to further study at college or even university. Apprenticeships offer some fantastic career opportunities and the sky really is the limit! Football manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Chef Gordon Ramsay and footballer David Beckham all started their careers as apprenticeships!

Working with both local and national employers throughout the whole of the North West region, we offer a wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities and have employers who are actively looking for apprentices like you now. Our specialist team are on hand to support you and offer advice in CV and interview preparation to help you secure your apprenticeship. You will be assigned a mentor who will oversee your training and track your progress and development. You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship both in the workplace and at college with help always on hand for any issues or problems that you may encounter.

Apprenticeship opportunities are popular and so you if you feel that this is the right direction for your career, you should apply as soon as you are in Year 11 at school or at any time if you are not at school.

With an apprenticeship success rate of 83%, we are ready and able to help you take your first steps on your chosen career path.


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Apprenticeships at Riverside College Widnes