Want to learn on the job?
Become an Apprentice

If you want to kick start your career, an Apprenticeship is a smart move. It provides a chance to develop industry specific skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications. Even better, because you are employed throughout an Apprenticeship, you’ll be earning a salary from day one. 


Hear from some of our existing Apprentices

As an Apprentice, you’ll be fully employed throughout your programme. That means you’ll work alongside experienced professionals in your chosen industry, from whom you’ll pick up practical experience of the workplace and no end of useful skills.

Added to that, you’ll be coached by our specialist College staff to achieve nationally recognised qualifications that prepare you for your future career.

Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team enjoys close links with employers locally and regionally. They provide support when it comes to finding an Apprenticeship vacancy, and guide you throughout the application process to maximise your chances of success. 

Looking for more information?
A Guide to Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships Fact Sheet for Parents

In the last year alone, we helped more than 6,000 people complete Apprenticeship programmes in a variety of areas. Our programmes include:

Early Years Child Care
Support, Teaching and Learning in Schools
Business Administration
Customer Service
Information Technology
Health and Social Care
Health (Sterile Services)
Painting and Decorating
Carpentry and Joinery
Brickwork
Electrical Installation
Plumbing
Hospitality and Catering
Professional Cookery
Mechanical Engineering
Railway Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Manufacturing
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Body Repair and Refinishing

We also work in partnership with Wiltshire College with a specific focus on Apprenticeship programmes for those in the military. If you are in the Armed Forces, we have the expertise to develop your skillset. 

If you’ve already secured an Apprenticeship with an employer or are in employment and would like to become an Apprentice at your existing place of work, call our Business Centre on 01823 366 555 or email businesscentre@somerset.ac.uk.

The team will contact your prospective or current employer to set up your Apprenticeship programme. Once this has been done, you’ll be signed up to the scheme and can get cracking.

Need help to secure an employer?

If you haven’t yet secured an employer, our Apprenticeship Team can help. They’ll work closely with you to help you find suitable opportunities and prepare for an interview.

Information Open Evenings

Here’s a chance to find out more about Bridgwater & Taunton College with a group of other potential applicants. Come to one of our open evenings, where you’ll have a chance to speak with students and teaching staff alike. That way, you can get a feel for what we offer, and see our state-of-the-art facilities for yourself.

Click here for all our Open Evening dates in 2016/17 across all our centres.