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How to Apply- Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship gives you hands-on experience, a salary and the opportunity to train while you work.

First you will need to find yourself an employer - as all apprenticeship programmes require an employer for the programme to begin.

How do I find an employer?

Applicants will need to search for an employer by contacting local companies or searching on job sites.

You can also search and apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies on our website:

  • If you have applied for a vacancy via the B&FC vacancies website, one of our Apprenticeship Advisors will contact you to discuss your application and to inform you of the next steps. If you need help with improving your CV they will support you with this and give you interview tips and techniques.
  • Register with GetMyFirstJob - and email us your CV at apprenticeships@blackpool.ac.uk. If you want, we can help you to put this together.


I have an employer for my apprenticeship, what do I do next?

If you have an employer, please send your employer details, along with your contact details to our Business Development team at business@blackpool.ac.uk.

The team will then contact you and your employer to discuss the apprenticeship programme further.

Once the Business Development team has been in contact with you and your employer, you will need to complete online assessments in English, maths and ICT - we'll email you the link.

We'll meet with your employer to complete the relevant paperwork.

You'll attend an 'onboarding' session as we invite you in to meet your Skills Coach and take a look around.

We'll meet with your employer again to finalise everything and you can then start your apprenticeship.

Please note dependant on relevant employer information being completed, the apprenticeship onboarding process can take up to 3 months.


What happens if I don't secure an employer before September?

School Leaver 16-18
Make sure you apply for a full-time course in your chosen subject area. That way - if you haven't managed to secure suitable employment by September - you can develop the skills and industry knowledge that you're going to need when you eventually start. When you apply for a full-time course, you will be invited into college, where you can speak to a member of staff regarding all your study options including an apprenticeship.


Adult Learner 19+
You could consider studying on a full-time or short adult course. This way you can be developing your skills and industry knowledge, until you locate an employer for your apprenticeship. When you apply for a full-time course, you will be invited into college where you can speak to a member of staff regarding all your study options including an apprenticeship.


How do I apply for a full-time course?

Select your chosen course on the B&FC website and click the apply button and complete the application form.

 

Want to speak to an Apprenticeship Adviser?

If you would like more advice regarding your options you can attend an Open Event.

You can also contact us by:

Email: apprenticeships@blackpool.ac.uk
Call: 01253 504343 and press option 1

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