Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is the perfect choice if you want to continue your studies by developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours, whilst also earning a salary.

It can be your first step in helping to decide on a long-term career, OR it can be a way to upskill in your current role. 

You can either apply for an Apprenticeship course and our Engagement Team will match you with a local employer, or you could apply to a specific Apprenticeship vacancy already listed and wait to hear back from our Apprenticeships Team. 

Can't find what you're looking for? Don't hesitate to get in touch!

Apprenticeship faqs

How do I prepare for an Apprenticeship?

Step 1: Research 

View our current Apprenticeship vacancies to find a role that suits you. You could cut out the competition and find your own Apprenticeship by contacting a local employer. Sign up to our Apprenticeship Vacancy Mailing List to receive fortnightly alerts straight to your inbox.

Step 2: Write a CV 

Tell your future employer what kind of career and Apprenticeship you're looking for. Tailor your CV to suit the industry you're interested in.

Step 3: Apply

Follow the instructions on your chosen Apprenticeship vacancy to apply. You can also apply for an Apprenticeship course even if you haven't yet found a suitable work placement. We will support you through our vacancy-matching service and also discuss other work-based options, such as Traineeships, which can lead on to Apprenticeships upon completion. 

Step 4: Interview

We'll invite you into College for an informal discussion and decide which course would suit you the most. You'll then get to impress employers and show them why you're the best person for the job!

Step 5: Feedback 

We'll let you know if your application has been successful and provide valuable feedback. 

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to learn more about becoming an apprentice.

How do Apprenticeships work?

Here at LMC we offer job matching services for those still searching for an employer and we provide a range of training sessions from CV writing, confidence building and interview techniques. 

Once matched to your employer, you will begin working as a full-time member of staff in your workplace where you will receive visits from your assessor. You will be observed in your job role and helped to build a portfolio of evidence to prove your competence against industry standards. 

During your one day a week (or block release) at College you'll be completing assignments related to your job role whilst studying Functional Skills such as English and Maths. This will either help you gain qualifications in these areas, or, if you have already achieved an A*-C or 9-4 in your GCSE Maths and English, will allow you to maintain your skills in these subject areas. 

Can I get financial or transport support?

As an apprentice at Lancaster & Morecambe College, you may be entitled to funding to support you in your studies. This could include free or discounted bus passes, refunds for travel expenses, hardship funding, or the Apprenticeship Care Leavers' Bursary. 

Learn more about the Apprenticeship Financial Support available. If you have any queries, call the Student Money Team, or contact them via email
 

What are the benefits to an Apprenticeship?

It's the start to your career and a viable alternative to Full Time education.  Following an Apprenticeship, you can progress onto Access courses, HNCs and HNDs, go direct onto a university course OR continue in full time employment. 

An Apprenticeship teaches you the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to succeed in your chosen industry, laying the foundations in your career.

You get to earn while you learn! Find out more about the the apprentice salary.

How is an Apprenticeship assessed?

All apprentices in England are assessed at the end of their training to ensure they are competent in their occupation and can perform all the aspects of their role, showcasing the skills they've learned during the Apprenticeship.

To get the best out of your Apprenticeship, it's helpful to think about your End Point Assessment when you begin your training. This will include a minimum of 2 distinct assessment methods which can include:

  • practical assessment
  • a project
  • an interview and presentation
  • written or multiple-choice tests
  • an observation in the workplace

View the UK Government's official guidance on an apprentice's End Point Assessment

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