When it comes to deciding which path to take for your future career, it is crucial you pick the option that suits you. The Apprenticeship offers an exciting, hands-on way to start or progress your career whilst being in paid employment and gaining nationally recognised qualifications - what a great combination!
We are excited to be rolling out the new Apprenticeship Standards, which have been specifically designed by employers to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to work in your chosen career. Each course provides a blend of practical hands on experience with the underpinning knowledge required. As you approach the end of your Apprenticeship you will be required to complete an End-Point Assessment which proves you are at the required standard to achieve your Apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships at Writtle University CollegeWe can offer you the opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship in any of the following areas:
- Agriculture: livestock, arable & mixed farming
- Animal Care : Animal Care or Dog Grooming
- Horse Care/Equine Studies - Equine Groom (Level 2) and Senior Groom (level 3)
- Horticulture; - Horticulture and Landscape Operative (Level 2) or Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor (Level 3)
- Sports Turf
- Golf Greenkeeping
- Advanced Golf Greenkeeper
- Sports Turf Operative (inc football, rugby, cricket)
- Veterinary Nursing
How do I apply?
An apprentice needs to be in paid employment, so whilst you can apply for the Apprenticeship before you find an employer, you’ll need to be employed before you can start the course. Many of our Apprentices already worked or volunteered for the companies who then decide to support them through their Apprenticeship. We are always happy to provide your employers with the information they need regarding potentially employing an Apprentice and can offer advice, however small or large businesses may be.
I don’t have an employerIf you are interested in becoming an Apprentice, but don’t have an employer please visit our website for tips on how to find an employer and to see a list of our current Apprenticeship vacancies.
I have an employerIf you have secured or are already in relevant paid employment with an employer willing to support you through the apprenticeship please complete the application form.
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We are here to help
If you have any questions about becoming an apprentice or have a query about employing an apprentice, contact us.