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We are proud to be the leading supplier of apprenticeship training, giving young people in the city region their first taste of work.

We aim to help young people gain experience in their chosen profession, that's why we work closely with employers to ensure our students get the most out of their experience. Our employers are looking for students with passion and an appetite to learn on the job, to help create an industry of young, employable professionals.  

Our students are given unique opportunities to work with international brands, take part in major business events and receive training from industry leaders. Our facilities are industry standard, from our sports and leisure complex to purpose built training accommodation where students get hands-on experience in their chosen industry.

Apprenticeships are widely recognised as one of the most successful ways to start a vocational career, with recent figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that 85% of students who complete an apprenticeship stay in employment, and over half are still with the same employer they started the course with. 

Apprenticeships combine practical on the job training with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and gain holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships can take 1 year, and up to 4 years for an advanced qualification.

Levels of apprenticeship

An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced - equivalent to 2 A-level passes
  • Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree.

Who can apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • aged 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education.

Apply Now: Live Vacancies.


Our Apprenticeship team is on hand to deliver information sessions and provide useful hints and tips.

Contact 0151 252 3000 to find out more.

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

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