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Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn by receiving a salary whilst also studying at college.

learn the skills you need

Apprenticeships enable you to carry out a genuine job whilst studying for a formal qualification. They're the perfect combination of hands-on experience and a salary - whilst also studying at college.

Petroc works with over 400 local employers to deliver a wide range of high-quality apprenticeship programmes across Devon to develop in-demand, industry-specific skills, delivered by qualified tutors and experienced practitioners.

When you undertake an apprenticeship, at least 20% of your time will be set aside for learning, with the remainder of your time in the workplace. They can last anywhere between one and four years, and are available from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Level 7 (degree level) across a huge range of industries including Nursing, IT, Construction and Engineering.

There's no upper age limit for an apprenticeship, so if you’re over 16, living in England and not in full-time education then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you!

At Petroc, we're passionate about apprenticeships and want your experience to be the best it can be. That's why we're committed to supporting you every step of the way - from application to final assessment. 

Benefits of an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn

No age limit

Different levels available

Huge range of industries

Over 400 local employers

Great progression opportunities

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

A group of Petroc students having a conversation

SUPPORTIVE

We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 

INSPIRING

Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 

CONNECTED

We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.