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An apprenticeship combines learning with earning. You’ll have a proper job with a great employer, and be supported through a programme of learning designed by one of our team.  We match your needs and the business needs, which allow you to grow, flourish in your career and gain world-class qualifications whilst earning a wage. There’s no debt with an apprenticeship yet there are opportunities to work towards degree level qualifications. 

You’ll get relevant real-life experience, be part of team and progress in your job all whilst being fully supported by one of our friendly and knowledgeable training advisers. 

A survey conducted by Ofsted in May 2017 showed that an incredible 94% of employers and 87% of learners would recommend us.

We are incredibly proud that Total People have been awarded Learning Provider of the Year at this year's Skills for Business Awards 2017. It's an honour to be recognised for the outstanding privilege of helping people achieve their learning goals.

It’s our duty and privilege to ensure that apprenticeships are viewed as not the ‘other’ option, but the best option.

Get ahead of the game and kick-start your career today! 

What are the benefits?

There are numerous benefits of starting an apprenticeship; we’ve listed a few of them below

Earn & Learn

Earn & Learn

Want to earn money while you learn? An Apprenticeship could be the perfect option for you.

An Apprenticeship is a high quality, work-based training programme for people who want to develop their career and gain an edge within the job market.

This means that along side your job you will receive high quality training specifically tailored to suit your job role within your company and the industry that you are working in.

You will earn a wage, earning money and valuable work experience, while working towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin

Gain Qualifications

Gain Qualifications

In order to gain the best possible start to your chosen career, you need a combination of experience and qualifications. An apprenticeship provides a great platform as it provides you with both, by combining on-the-job training and supportive study, therefore you will earn a wage while you are working towards a Nationally recognised qualification.

At Total People we offer a large variety of apprenticeships at different levels, from Level 1 all the way up to Degree Level, in over 30 different sectors. That means no matter your interest or educational background, we will have a vacancy that suits you.

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"The apprenticeship has been an amazing experience that has given me a clear career path."

Aaron (IT Apprentice)

NUS Apprentice Card

NUS Apprentice Card

What is an NUS Apprentice extra card? Since an apprenticeship is still a study programme, you will also gain the perks and discounts available to other students.

An NUS Apprentice extra discount card will offer apprentices many of the same discounts and benefits.

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“I would truly recommend the apprenticeship route, it gives you real working experience alongside developing your knowledge and with a supportive trainer and assessor it really did make the difference to me.”

Shannon (Childcare Apprentice)

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Who can apply

In most cases you only have to be 16 years old or above to apply, however some apprenticeships require you to have basic qualifications.

Have a look now at the options currently available.


What are the next steps

It is easy to apply for an apprenticeship.

We have broken the process down into three simple steps below.

Step 1 - Complete

If you already have a job your first step is complete! How easy was that?

Step 2 - Contact Us

So what do you need to do now? Well, this bit's easy as well, simply contact us to let us know what Apprenticeship you are interested in. You can do this either by completing our enquiry form or calling us on 01606 734000.

Step 3 - We'll Do The Rest

Once you have submitted your enquiry, we will do the rest! We will then contact you and your employer to discuss the best options moving forward.

Step 1 - Decide

The first step is simple, but important. You need to decide what area you would like to work in. What are your main interests? What industry would you like to start or progress a career in? Once you have your answer, head straight to step 2!

Step 2 - Search

Good choice! Now that you have decided what area you would like to work in, have a search to see what vacancies we currently have available. Use our personalised search tool to find the best possible vacancies near you.

Step 3 - Apply

Almost there. Once you have found an apprenticeship vacancy that suits you, simply apply for it. Every application will be completed on the National Apprenticeship Service website, so when you click apply you will be directed to the website to login (or create an account). Once you are logged in follow the steps to apply for the vacancy. Once you have applied, all you need to do next is wait to hear from the employer to see whether you have been successfully chosen for an interview or not. Simple as that!


Total People are committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Total People have a range of policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding which covers the 6 R’s; Recruit, Recognise, Record, Reporting, Respond and Review.

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