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Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

1

A REAL WAGE

Instead of university debt, you can earn an average of £200 per week.

2

A REAL JOB

Work in a job placement for at least 30 hours a week and get yourself on the career ladder.

3

A REAL QUALIFICATION

Employers think qualified apprentices are 15% more employable.

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There are three types of Apprenticeships offered at the College:

Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2)

These Apprenticeships are suitable if you are a school leaver or have little or no experience in your chosen area. Level 2 Apprenticeships are equivalent to five GCSEs.

Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3)

These qualifications are suitable if you have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship or are already an existing employee with some experience in your job role. Level 3 Apprenticeships are equivalent to two A Levels.

Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4+)

These qualifications are suitable if you have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship or are already an existing employee with some experience in your job role. Level 4 and 5 is equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree whereas level 6 is equivalent to a bachelor degree.

Apprenticeship Success Stories

We are extremely proud of our students.

Callum Graham

Apprentice Callum Graham
Technical Theatre Apprentice at Stratford-upon-Avon College
‘’My Apprenticeship was the perfect way to learn and secure the job that I’d always wanted. Now I work for the Stratford Arts House’’

Catherine McCarthy

Apprentice Catherine Mccarthy
Customer Service Apprentice at the Visitor Information Centre

“For me, my Apprenticeship has been life changing.”

“Supported by my supervisor, the College and the close team at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC), my confidence and knowledge grew on a daily basis. The programme of learning opened my eyes to different ways of handling different situations with customers, many of which I wouldn’t have considered without the apprenticeship. I am absolutely delighted to have been offered a permanent role with the VIC and to be working in an amazing industry helping tourists from all over the world.”

Chloe Gardner

Apprentice Chloe Gardner
Professional Cookery Apprentice at The Stratford Manor

“Becoming a cookery Apprentice was the best thing I’ve ever done. I love working as a chef and dreaming up new and interesting menus.”

Daniel Herbert

Building and Construction Apprentice Daniel Herbert
Building and Construction Apprentice at ArchiWildish Ltd

“I love working here. I’m trying to broaden my knowledge as much as possible and learn as much as I can about all the different aspects involved in being an architect.”

Chris Dyer

Apprentice Chris Dyer
Motor Vehicle Apprentice at Listers Toyota

“I have been interested in cars and how they work since I was little, so a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship really appealed to me”

Conor Barron

Apprentice Conor Barron
Professional Cookery Apprentice at Aubrey Allen Caterers

“I’ve always learnt better by doing things rather than sat in a lecture hall with someone talking at me. It’s a lot more personal too. Whereas at uni you don’t really get to know any of your lecturers, here everyone works as a close team. I love learning new things and learning news ways to get tasks done.”

Armands Vinklers

Professional Cookery Apprentice Armands Vinklers
Professional Cookery Apprentice at The Fish and Anchor Inn, Evesham

“I’m so happy I decided to come to England and learn to be a chef. I am very proud to be nominated for Apprentice of the Year and I’m grateful to the College and everyone at The Fish and Anchor Inn.”

Dan Morris

Apprentice Dan Morris
Electrical Installation Apprentice at Pauls Electrical Services Ltd

“I chose to start my Apprenticeship because I was interested in electrics and an Apprenticeship seemed like a great way to progress into a career”

Daniel Bartlett

Apprentice Daniel Bartlett
Professional Cookery Apprentice at the Orange Tree, Chadwick End

“I am enjoying my Apprenticeship as I feel like I am progressing in my career and developing skills that will help me throughout my life”

Douglas Webb

Apprentice Doug Webb
Business Admin Apprentice at Stratford-upon-Avon College

“I’m proof that you can do an Apprenticeship at any age. When my job role changed, an Apprenticeship was the best method of learning to ensure that I gain new skills and knowledge, which is allowing me to develop in my new role.”

Emma Barnsley

Apprentice Emma Barnsley
Professional Cookery Apprentice at Blueberry Hill Patisserie

“My Apprenticeship has helped me to furthur my knowledge of patisserie and has given me great career prospects”

Faye Golding

Apprentice Faye Golding
Business Admin Apprentice at Stratford-upon-Avon College

“I am gaining valuable work experience, earning money, and training towards a qualication that will help me throughout my life.”

Hannah Mawson

Hanna Mawson Apprentice
Business & Administration Apprentice at Stratford-upon-Avon College

“I started my Apprenticeship as I wanted a greater understanding of what is involved when working in Business and Administration. The course has allowed me to learn new skills which I can utilise in my everyday role.”

James Cook

Apprentice James Cook
Motor Vehicle Apprentice at David Lees Motor Engineers

“I love cars so I jumped at the chance to do an Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle. I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time and I’m really looking forward to my future in the sector.”

James Peach

Apprentice James Plumb
Motor Vehicle Apprentice at The Garage

“I wanted a change from the usual school environment and an Apprenticeship seemed like an amazing opportunity to learn new skill that were relevant to my ambitions, and gain a qualication whilst earning money ”

Jamie Day

Apprentice Jamie Day
Professional Cookery Apprentice at The Chef Dozen

“Since starting work at The Chef Dozen in Chipping Campden I feel the Apprentice programme has given me the opportunity to learn from one of the best chefs in the country, gain a qualication and get paid.”

Joseph Vaughan

Apprentice Joseph Vaughan
Business Admin Apprentice at the Chocolate Place

‘’My Apprenticeship has helped me to achieve my dream of owning my own chocolate shop, and I’m only 16 years old.”

Josh Plumb

Apprentice Josh Plumb
Electrical Installation Apprentice at Pauls Electrical Services Ltd

“My Apprenticeship was an amazing way to establish myself within a company and earn money whilst learning new skills”

Lizzie Dunn

Apprentice Lizzie Dunn
Business Admin Apprentice at Stratford-upon-Avon College

“I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I wanted to learn in a more practical way and the classroom environment was not the right option for me. My Apprenticeship allowed me to work, earn, develop my skills and experience, and gain a number of qualications in the business sector. I gained so much condence too.”

Luke Shelford

Apprentice Luke Shelford
Professional Cookery Apprentice at Lovely Pubs

“I was very lucky to be oered an Apprenticeship with the Lovely Pub Company, all the Chefs have been highly supportive in helping me develop the right skills to meet the challenges in this exciting and fast paced industry.”

Luke Stubbins

Luke Stubbins Apprentice
Technical Theater Apprentice

“As an Apprentice Technician, every day is different. I enjoy hands-on experience and seeing shows from a different perspective. I would definitely recommend studying apprenticeships at Stratford-upon-Avon College, especially as it has some great facilities. I feel the course is really worthwhile and relevant to my career path and placement”

Melissa Jones

Apprentice Melissa Jones
Professional Cookery Apprentice at Warwickshire Lad

“I have built so many new and exciting skills throughout my Apprenticeship. I’m really looking forward to my future in this industry”

Ryan Croftes-Wells

Apprentice Ryan Croftes-Wells
Professional Cookery Apprentice at The Bridge

“When I started working at The Bridge in Bidford my employer put me in contact with Stratford-upon-Avon College and following a visit from the College to explain my options I enrolled on the Apprenticeship programme. I attend classes at college to help support the skills I am learning at work and my assessor visits me at work. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”

Ryan Pattison

Ryan Pattison - Automotive Technician Apprentice
Automotive Technician Apprentice

“The apprenticeship was an opportunity I knew I had to go for. I see this as a stepping stone to get me into the industry.”… “Without Stratford College I simply wouldn’t be here; without the training I’ve received there’s no way I’d even understand the basics of what we do in the workshop.”

Tash Summerfield

Apprentice Tash Summerfield
Motor Vehicle Apprentice at Listers Toyota

“I chose to start my Apprenticeship as I knew that I wanted a career in car mechanics and an Apprenticeship looked like the best route for me to take.”

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