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Apprenticeships in St Helens

Start your career with an Apprenticeship from St Helens Chamber

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Apprenticeships are a great way for people of any age to gain nationally recognised qualifications, whilst in paid employment.

As an Apprentice you will gain practical skills from the workplace that you can take forward into your future career and industry recognised qualifications to set you apart from the crowd.

We deliver a range of Apprenticeships in St Helens, Liverpool and across Merseyside.

Apply for an Apprenticeship

We offer Apprenticeships in a wide range of industries and career progression for our Apprentices is excellent! Our dedicated team of Training Advisers will work closely with you to ensure you’re ready to start an Apprenticeship, and our Fast Track to Apprenticeships courses can make sure you have all the skills you need to enter the workplace – knowing exactly what to expect.

You’ll be supported throughout the application process, with CV and interview help, career coaching and much more.

Apprenticeship training opportunities in St Helens

We have a range of Apprenticeship Standards now available for ambitious young people. If you can’t find your preferred Apprenticeship in this list, please get in touch and we can discuss further.

  • AAT Accounting
  • Adult Care
  • Business Admin
  • Childcare
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing

We work closely with a wide range of businesses across Merseyside so have a regular supply of Apprenticeship vacancies with top employers in St Helens, Liverpool and the surrounding areas.

Need work experience?

If you are aged 16-24 without much work experience you can complete our Fast Track to Employment Programme before applying for an Apprenticeship.

This will give you the best chance of being successful and increase your employability and skills.

Business Training and Apprenticeships

If you are already in employment and would like to sign up to an Apprenticeship at your workplace, take a look at our Business Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship FAQ’s

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a real, paid job, which provides training and opportunities to develop.

Who is eligible to apply for Apprenticeships?

Anybody is eligible, we support people aged 16-24 to apply for an apprenticeship vacancy with us. Apprenticeships are also available for people of any age 16+ who are already in employment, with the agreement of your employer.

What qualification will I gain?

This depends on your Apprenticeship, but you can gain industry-specific qualifications from Levels 2-5 while training with us. Depending on your circumstances, you may also complete qualifications in English and Maths.

How is Apprenticeship training delivered?

How is Apprenticeship training delivered?
Our Fast Track to Apprenticeships courses are delivered at our offices at St Helens Chamber and Merseyside Youth Association. As part of the course you will also complete a work experience placement with a relevant local business for the sector you want to work in.

When you progress into an Apprenticeship you will be based in the workplace and a Training Adviser will come out to visit you around every three weeks to provide training at your workplace. You may also attend a range of half or full day workshops delivered at our training centre in either Liverpool or St Helens.

Is an Apprenticeship a real job?

An Apprenticeship is just like any other job where you will receive an employment contract; you will have set hours, paid leave and possibly more perks depending on the business you’re in.

What will I be paid during my Apprenticeship?

What will I be paid during my Apprenticeship?
This depends on your employer. You’ll be paid in line with the Apprenticeship minimum wage based on your age. Some employers do pay more, but this is the minimum you’ll get each month.

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour (under 19 or 19+ in your first year of your Apprenticeship). If you are 19 or over and have completed your first year you should be paid the National Minimum Wage rate for your age.

I have no work experience, can I still apply for an Apprenticeship?

I have no work experience, can I still apply for an Apprenticeship?
Of course! Our Fast Track to Apprenticeships programmes are designed to help those with none (or very little) work experience to quickly get up to speed with what’s expected of them in the workplace.

Programmes even include a work experience placement where you can really get a feel for your industry and get some experience on your CV.

When do Fast Track to Employment courses start?

Courses run regularly, so there’s always opportunities to start your career with us!

For more information about Apprenticeships call our Apprenticeships team on 01744 742045 or email apprenticeships@sthelenschamber.com

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