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If you're 16+ and you've left education you can become an apprentice. You just need to find a job. There's no upper age limit.

If you employ an apprentice they'll add value to your business and you'll benefit from the new apprenticeship levy.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Work Readiness

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors – and the opportunities are huge. This course will give you a solid foundation in the hands-on skills that employers say are vital to keep these industries running successfully - skills that you will have for life!

Barbering Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn while you learn an apprenticeship is for you. The Apprenticeship in Barbering will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the hair industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you'll work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You'll learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with customers.

Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship

As a beauty therapy apprentice, you'll assist senior therapists and learn a range of skills and techniques, such as how to improve facial skin conditions, wax body hair, spray tan, shape and colour brows, perform hand and foot treatments, and apply make-up.

Bench Joinery Apprenticeship

Joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV. If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you. You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

Brickwork Apprenticeship

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

Business Administration Apprenticeship

A business administrator plays an important support role within a business organisation. Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly – 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business.

As a Business Administration Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be producing board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, providing marketing and event management support, sending the daily post, or faxing and photocopying confidential documents. This type of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

One of the great things about Business Administration is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in a record company, large global organisation or maybe a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.

Catering – Professional Cookery Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship

Build the knowledge and skills you'll need to work with children and young people. This course pepares you for a diverse range of roles working in children's environments, including early years and social care. It's suitable for anyone who wants to work in a supervised role in the children and young people's workforce in England.

This workforce makes up around 10% of the labour market in England. A large number work in the public sector, including in schools, colleges, local authorities and the NHS. Many work in the private sector – particularly in early years, but there are private providers in all areas of services to children and young people.

Creative & Digital Media Apprenticeship

Why study on a full time course for free when you can earn real money working for a company that's prepared to invest in your future for you? This course has been designed to provide you with the skills you need to embark on a career within the creative industries. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Customer Service Apprenticeship

A customer service advisor plays an important role within a business organisation. Employers recognise the key role customer-facing staff play in determining the quality of the customer experience and increasing customer loyalty. The economy is increasingly service-led, with more and more customer demands for better and individualised service. Employers estimated there to be 113,000 new jobs in customer service in England during 2004-2014, which is continuing to increase. As a Customer Service Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be communicating effectively with customers face to face, in writing, or by telephone, resolving problems and improving customer relations, promoting products and services, keeping records, gathering customer feedback. This type of work requires strong communication, negotiation and flexibility skills. One of the great things about Customer Service is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in a hotel, large global organisation or maybe a charity. Customer Service roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Do you enjoy working with young people and have a caring and patient nature? A career in childcare care could be perfect for you. Doing an Early Years apprenticeship will allow you to gain the skills you'll need to work in this dynamic industry. You'll learn how to work with children of different ages, educate and care for children and ultimately how to excel in your Early Years career.

Electrical Installation Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently in the electrical industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. You'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer, learning all aspects of the job while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Electrical Maintenance Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently in the electrical industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. You'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer, learning all aspects of the job while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Electrotechnical Services Apprenticeship

If you are keen to earn whilst you learn an apprenticeship is for you. An Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Services will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the electrical industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you will work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Engineering Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn while you learn an apprenticeship is for you. The apprenticeship in Engineering is designed to meet the skills needs of employers. Apprenticeships are offered at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher level. Each level is designed to enable you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and interpersonal skills. You'll learn these through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work situation. As an apprentice at Harlow College you could be earning £12,156 to £18,000 a year.

Food & Beverage Services Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering Services will give you the skills and experience you'll need to work competently in the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer. You'll learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Hairdressing Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn while you learn an apprenticeship could be for you. The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing will provide you with the skills and experience to work competently within the hair industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. As an apprentice, you'll work under close supervision of an experienced employer. You'll learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with customers.

Health & Social Care Apprenticeship

If you're new to adult social care, then an Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to get into the sector. You'll work alongside experienced staff and learn the skills and knowledge for you to be a skilled and confident worker. Apprenticeships can also help those working in adult social care to formalise their knowledge and progress their career. At the end of your Apprenticeship you'll have gained both experience and qualifications.

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair will give you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and at the same time study to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with customers and colleagues.

Hospitality & Catering Services Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn whilst you learn an apprenticeship is for you. An Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering Services will give you the skills and experience you'll need to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. You'll work under the close supervision of an experienced employer and you'll learn all aspects of the industry, while maintaining effective working relationships with other trades and customers.

Hospitality Management Apprenticeship

The Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management has been developed in consultation with leading industry employers to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. It  combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, coaching and self-managed study.

Hospitality Supervision Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision will give you the skills and experience you'll need to work competently within the hospitality industry whilst working towards the industry standard qualification. This is a practical programme which helps you to develop your knowledge and skills to supervise the service of food and drinks. The course covers the development of working relationships, control of resources, management of receipts, storage of goods, the development of wine lists and the handling of payments.

IT Application Specialist Apprenticeship

The IT specialist role plays an important support role within a business organisation. IT application specialists provide support and assistance to colleagues to make effective use of available IT systems and software. IT user skills are required for over 72% of job roles and over 90% of new posts specially require IT user skills. As an IT Application Specialist Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be providing support to other staff members, working on a helpdesk, creating and amending many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations. This type of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. One of the great things about IT Application Specialist is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in an IT systems centre, large global organisation or maybe a small independent company.

IT Practitioner Apprenticeship

This is an ideal qualification for the budding IT professional and is suitable for those in a wide range of job roles. While you are working you can learn and gain an industry recognised IT qualification. Businesses across the country are increasingly realising the enormous benefits that an apprenticeship provides, not only in terms of creating a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. We know employers directly benefit from these highly trained apprentices.

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair will give you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and at the same time study to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. You will learn all aspects of the industry while maintaining effective working relationships with customers and colleagues.

Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship

If you're keen to earn money whilst you train to become a fully qualified tradesperson then an apprenticeship may be for you. An apprenticeship in Maintenance Operations will equip you with the necessary experience and training required for you to progress in your career. You'll work closely with an experienced employer while in the workplace and learn from our hugely experienced team of tutors at the College. You'll not only become a qualified maintenance operative, you'll also learn all aspects of working on site.

Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship

This high-quality programme of engineering training is designed for talented apprentices who have completed an advanced level apprenticeship, or hold equivalent qualifications. You’ll work towards achieving engineering technician or incorporated engineer status in your field of specialisation. You’ll learn advanced skills and complete a Level 4 NVQ in engineering leadership. You’ll also take a relevant Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, or Foundation Degree, which could lead to progression to an honours degree in engineering technology. You’ll also learn how to write reports, use IT and work effectively in a team.

Network Engineer Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will provide the skills to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance.

Operations Maintenance Work Readiness

As the technology in manufacturing and aerospace changes it needs people with skills in maintenance operations to keep all that advanced machinery running. On this course you will learn how things work and what to do to keep them working, using diagnostics, fault finding and maintenance procedures to keep equipment and parts in optimum condition.

Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship

As a plumber, you could find yourself working in many different places – from construction sites to residential homes. Job prospects are good, with plenty of scope for self-employment. As a plumbing apprentice, you'll learn about the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components. You be working under minimal supervision to complete the installation and maintenance of domestic hot water, cold water, sanitation, drainage, rainwater systems, central heating systems and components.

Retail Skills Apprenticeship

Retail covers all kinds of businesses, from national chains and large superstores to market stalls and independent shops. As an apprentice, your role will depend on your employer – you could be assisting customers on the sales floor of a high street store or handling their purchases. On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship, your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred speciality. You will handle more responsibility and gain important management skills.

Sales Apprenticeship

Sales plays an important role within any business organisation. The sales and telesales workforce is one of the largest professional groups in the UK today, employing around 7% of the UK workforce. As a Sales Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. Sales Advisors duties include processing sales orders, supporting customers in obtaining finance for purchases and generate sales leads. This type of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. One of the great things about Sales is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in a dynamic environment, call centre, large global organisation or maybe a retail outlet. Sales roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

Site carpentry is a skilled trade, creating and installing building components using timber products. Site Carpenters normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. Advanced site carpentry involves carrying out skilled tasks on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.

Social Media Apprenticeship

Digital marketing and the use of social and digital media is a key part of business marketing strategies and practice today. Effective use of social media is now an established marketing tool, and helps businesses thrive. As a Social Media for Business Apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It's likely that you'll be working within a marketing or ICT department, with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be managing and monitoring online communities, ensuring effective customer conversation, communication and engagement, using the internet to promote and market the business or assist in the integration of social media platforms. One of the great things about Social Media for Business is that you can work almost anywhere, with your transferable skills; you could be working in small developing company, large global organisation or maybe a charity. Social Media within a business roles are also an excellent starting point to progress into different market sectors, start your own business or move into management once you have more experience.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will help you understand the education sector and the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to be an effective classroom assistant. It will also help you to progress further in teaching. Whenever possible term dates are in line with those of the Essex schools. We understand that many of our students have family commitments.

Mature students are valued for their life experiences, and an increasing number are entering higher education each year. Many are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they never thought possible.

Warehousing & Storage Apprenticeship

A warehouse operative plays an important support role within a business organisation. The economy relies on the efficient movement of goods within the UK to ensure that goods arrive on time and in the right condition and warehousing and storage play a crucial part in making this happen. The warehousing industry is part of a wider logistics sector which employs around 8% of the workforce in England.