Pre-Apprenticeships are designed to help young people gain the necessary work skills and experience to progress to an apprenticeship or job. They are a partnership between the employer and the College.

The employer provides high quality work placements* in the work place, in roles such as administration, catering, marketing and hospital or care sectors. Employers will need to provide an exit interview with the young person to help them practise and prepare for future job interviews. Where available, these interviews may be for real apprenticeships or jobs within the organisation.

The College provides work preparation training (developing interpersonal skills, CVs, job search and interview skills), English and maths. The College’s Employer Services team works with employers to design a pre-apprenticeship programme to suit their organisation's specific needs, and helps recruit appropriate candidates.

*The work placement for a pre-apprenticeship will be at least 6 weeks and no longer than 6 months.

Who can complete a Pre-Apprenticeship?

Those who want to get a job and have limited work experience, are aged 16-24 and do not have a full level 3 qualification (up to 1 A Level) can complete a pre-apprenticeship.

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Our Employer services team will be happy to discuss pre-apprenticeship opportunities. If you would like to offer a pre-apprenticeship work placement or would like more information, call us on 0151 551 7610 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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