Here is where you will find all our apprenticeship vacancies that are currently live in and around Chester. Easily accessible by public transport, Chester has a wide range of businesses that operate in the centre and the surrounding areas, offering numerous apprenticeship opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions About Apprenticeships
What is an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships give you the professional skills and knowledge you need for your chosen career. They’re a mixture of on-the-job training and classroom learning that mean you can earn while you learn.
What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?
- Earn and learn, receive a wage and gain a qualification.
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
- Receive friendly support and guidance.
- Gain invaluable work and real world experience.
- Become an essential part of a team.
- Improve your career prospects.
- Progress within your chosen industry.
- No debt!
How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?
Usually between 12 and 18 months, however some can last over 24 months.
How do you apply for an apprenticeship?
It’s quick and easy.
- Search for an apprenticeship vacancy on our website or the ‘find apprenticeship’ government website.
- Sign in or create an account
- Complete and submit your application.
And that’s all there is to it. You’ve just applied for an apprenticeship!
How much do apprentices earn?
The current minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.15, however, a lot of employers pay a higher hourly wage and this can vary between sectors and employers. Every vacancy we post clearly states how much you’ll earn so you’re fully aware before you apply for a role.
How old do I have to be before I can become an apprentice?
To become an apprentice you need to be 16 or over. However, it’s always best to start looking for vacancies five to six months before you want to get a job. This means you’ll be ready and know what to do when it comes to applying. There’s no upper age limit to becoming an apprentice.
Do I need experience to become an apprentice?
It’s not necessary but some employers may ask for it. Make sure you check the vacancy information first to see if any specific experience or grades are needed.
Will an apprenticeship lead to long term employment?
Apprenticeships are a great stepping stone to a long-term career. More than 90% of apprentices stay in employment after their course ends, which shows how beneficial they can be.
What support is available?
You’ll be assigned an experienced Recruitment Officer who’ll keep you up to date with your vacancy and will support you through the process.
If you’re looking for industry specific information, we'll link you with a colleague from the vocational team who will be able to answer any questions or queries.
It really is that straight forward! So call today on 03333 222 666 or complete a contact form below and a member of our team will contact you.