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An apprenticeship enables anyone aged 16 and over to learn a profession by learning knowledge and skills in the classroom and gaining practical experience at work. You can see all the subjects we offer apprenticeships in below.

Vacancies (7 found)

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice
Bonding School Nursery
Starting: 20/01/2023

We run an award winning term-time only childminding business from our home in Crystal Palace from 8am-6pm Monday-Friday as well as services that encourage children and families to bond through educational life-skill workshops such as: Learn-Create-Bond, Basic Hair Braiding Courses, Kitchen Garden Project and more.

We go on educational trips every Wednesday linked to our monthly themes and do fun indoor learning during the week accompanied with garden/sensory shed play.

We also provide a healthy balanced range of breakfast, lunch and dinner ranging from a variety of cuisines around the world and we were awarded a 5 Star in our recent food hygiene rating.

Duties will include:

  • Caring for children from 9 months onwards
  • Greeting and liaising with parents/carers 
  • Observations
  • Completing tracking
  • Filling in children's daily diaries
  • Assisting with educational sessions
  • Assisting with lesson plans
  • Assisting children during meal times
  • Nappy changing
  • Washing up
  • General cleaning

Closing date: 20/12/2022
Start date: 20/01/2023
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000113222

Information Communications Technician Apprentice
Starting: 21/12/2022
  • To work alongside the IT Support Technicians, learning from and assisting them in their objective to support staff, students and other users of the school IT systems
  • To ensure that support requests are logged and dealt with in a timely manner
  • To work with direction from the IT Support and Systems managers to maintain, repair, install and update school devices and systems

Closing date: 15/12/2022
Start date: 21/12/2022
Sector: Digital
Reference number: 1000107818

Desktop Support Engineer Apprentice
Starting: 03/01/2023

Joining a team of talented and enthusiastic people, you will be part of a company that works on some of the most exciting and popular Sony PlayStation gaming projects.

The Desktop Support Engineer (apprentice) will play a key role in the following:

  • Desktop support (i.e. installation, configuration, customisation, peripherals - graphics cards, printers, cabling, etc.)
  • Supporting Windows and Mac OSX
  • Building and maintaining desktop build images
  • Keeping abreast of the latest technologies (i.e. future releases of desktops and the hardware market)
  • Maintaining the stock cupboard (i.e. ensure sufficient stocks levels and that the room is tidy)
  • Ensuring all physical hardware is asset tagged and that all software is registered within the asset system
  • Supporting Microsoft Office applications
  • Basic hardware and software troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Recommending improvements to studio support

Closing date: 15/12/2022
Start date: 03/01/2023
Sector: Digital
Reference number: 1000107816

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice
North East Surrey College of Technology
Starting: 20/01/2023
  • Passion for childcare
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Confidence when speaking to children, parents and colleagues
  • Desire to develop a career in Early Years
  • Desire to learn whilst you earn by completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Supporting children in play and learning activities
  • Everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times
  • Enhancing the environment with creative and exciting ideas
  • Observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs
  • Establishing positive relationships with parents and carers

Closing date: 15/12/2022
Start date: 20/01/2023
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000107586

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprentice
Bandon Hill Primary School
Starting: 20/01/2023

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not however substantially change the general character of the post.

General Purpose of Job:

  • Under the direction of the Nursery Teacher, to deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
  • To ensure that the Early Years provision is a safe environment for children, staff and visitors.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Teacher and to complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment both indoors and outdoors at all times.
  • To deliver appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • Adhering to the school’s policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • Following the school’s Behaviour Policy, remaining vigilant so that both positive praise and sanctions are given appropriately.
  • To work in partnership with other colleagues, parents/carers and other professionals.
  • Working in close co-operation with other school staff, being part of the school team.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • To liaise with mentor and assessor and prepare yourself for your assessment visits.
  • Support children to develop numeracy and language skills through play and games.
  • Contributing to the happy atmosphere of the school.
  • Having a willingness to undergo relevant training, as available.

Closing date: 19/12/2022
Start date: 20/01/2023
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000106821

Business Administration Apprentice Level 3 - Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) Coordinator
Subsea 7
Starting: 03/01/2023
  • Proactively follow up on any incidents in the building, from reporting, investigation and learning from the event.
  • Work with the office First Aiders to ensure we have sufficiently trained individuals in the building, organising new training and being a point of contact for first aiders.
  • Ensure fire arrangements are robust and that regular fire drills are taking place. Support in training of fire marshals and following up on learnings from drills etc.
  • Support the HR team and our team of Mental health first aiders in building a feeling of a safe space in the office to talk about mental health issues.
  • Lead the reporting of environmental data to Corporate for annual sustainability reporting. This includes working with the cleaning company to ensure correct waste data and understanding our buildings energy usage.
  • Being a member of the 40 Brighton Road coordination group, specifically focussed on Community or Social activities and donations.
  • Linking in with our in-house fitness team from Nuffield to ensure they are providing maximum support to the physical wellbeing of our teams.
  • Ensuring all first aid kits in the building are stocked and AED’s are tested / replacement parts ordered.
  • Management of the PPE store. This will involve stock taking, ordering when stocks are low and managing the distribution to people heading to worksites.
  • Regularly reviewing and responding to any safety observation cards that are submitted in the building. Also, keeping a record and reporting numbers into our internal Safety Management tool – Synergi.

Closing date: 10/12/2022
Start date: 03/01/2023
Sector: Business and administration
Reference number: 1000104000

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 Surrey
Starting: 06/01/2023
  • We are looking for four friendly and caring individuals to join our family of nurseries as Early Years Educators 
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in a supportive, fun environment
  • Providing a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • You will need to support the managers and team in the day to day running of the room including keeping children safe and following the early years foundation stage statutory framework.
  • Supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times
  • Enhancing the environment with creative and exciting ideas
  • Observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs
  • Establishing positive relationships with parents and carers
  • Day release at college is required, where you will be supported by assessors to complete your coursework and work towards your level 3 qualification.



Closing date: 24/12/2022
Start date: 06/01/2023
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000083879


How to apply to full time courses

Step 1

Explore your options

Find the right course for you by selecting a subject above to explore the course options in each department or use our course finder.

Or come to an Open Event and chat to staff and current students. Find our open event dates here.

Step 2

Apply online

Read the course details to make sure the course is right for you and click to Apply Now. You will need to have an email address to use the applicant portal.

We can accept one full-time (16-18) application. If you apply for an apprenticeship, you can also apply for a full-time course as a back-up plan.

Step 3

Next steps

We’ll check your application to make sure the course is right for you, and we may arrange an interview.

We may also ask for a reference from your school. You can download the reference form here and email or post it to us.

Step 4

The offer

We’ll consider your application carefully and hope to be able to offer you a place. Your offer will be conditional on your GCSE grades. We might offer you an alternative and/or contact you to discuss your options.

Step 5

Accepting the offer

You will need to accept your offer through your applicant portal. You can only accept one offer, so if you’ve applied for more than one course you will need to decline these offers. r through your applicant portal. You can only accept one offer, so if you’ve applied for more than one course you will need to decline these offers.

Step 6

Welcome & induction event

We will invite you to a Welcome and Induction Event, usually in late June. We will be in touch with you to confirm the date.

Step 7


We will contact you to invite you to enrol some time between late June and August. Enrolling will confirm your place at Nescot. If your grades from GCSE or other exams aren’t what you hope for, we will offer you a place at an alternative level or help you find a different course.

Step 8

Join Nescot

Term starts in early September. From your first day at the college we will support you to succeed and fulfil your ambitions in education.

Information for Apprentices

An apprenticeship enables anyone aged 16 and over to learn a profession by learning knowledge and skills in the classroom and gaining practical experience at work.

Why do an apprenticeship at Nescot?

Here are a few ideas about what you could enjoy about becoming an apprentice. 

  • Earn while you learn. Like your colleagues, you’ll get paid a wage right from your first day. Like the other students at college, you’ll be getting all the training and help to make sure you get your qualifications. As an apprentice you'll get the best of both worlds. You'll get at least the minimum wage for your age, but many apprentices earn much more. You can find out more about the national minimum wage here 

  • Get the qualifications you need. Apprenticeships are highly focussed on helping you develop and achieve the skills, experience and qualifications employers want you to have. That means the college will also make sure your maths, English and IT skills are up to scratch

  • Learn at your own pace. Another benefit to on-the-job training is that you can take the time to make sure you understand something, and ask for help if you don’t. Your Nescot tutor will also be happy to help if you have any questions about what you’re learning at work.

  • Do a real job. Like your colleagues, you’ll get paid holidays and other benefits such as pension contributions. You’ll be working alongside full-time members of staff so you can get a sense of what the job will be like once you finish your training.

  • Great support. Again, you have the best of both worlds, with your employer and the college working together to help you get the skills and experience you need to gain your qualification.

  • Practical experience. By the time you finish your apprenticeship you’ll not only be qualified to work in the trade, you’ll also have an understanding of your role and your industry you can’t read in a book.

  • Great prospects. One you’ve finished your course you could stay with your company, perhaps with a promotion, or look for a full-time job elsewhere. Our apprentices tell us the practical experience they’ve had helps them stand out from other candidates when they apply for job, and makes them feel more confident too. You could also continue into Higher Education.

  • Transferable skills. Although your apprenticeship will be very focussed on your particular profession, you’ll also learn a lot of skills you’ll find useful in other industries and careers. For example, health and safety requirements, numeracy, time management and an understanding of how different roles and industries work together.
How can I apply for an apprenticeship at Nescot?

If you want to find out more about apprenticeships you can call the Advice and Guidance team on 020 8394 3038 and chat to them over the phone or make an appointment to come in to college and speak to someone in person.

When you’re ready to apply, you can follow the links on your chosen course to apply online. If you need any assistance applying please contact the Advice and Guidance team on the details above.

Once you’ve applied, the Advice and Guidance team will be in touch with you to arrange an interview with the Apprenticeships team where we will also talk to you about whether you have a job, and if you don’t how we can help to find one. You will also be able to talk about your other options, such as studying full-time.

Read the information here for more information about your next steps in applying for an apprenticeship.

Find our latest Apprenticeship job vacancies here

What can I study an apprenticeship in?

An apprenticeship enables anyone aged 16 and over to learn a profession by learning knowledge and skills in the classroom and gaining practical experience at work. Nescot offers apprenticeships in the subjects below.

  • Associate Nursing: Level 5
  • Business Administration: Level 3
  • Carpentry and Joinery: Level 2
  • Customer Service: Level 3
  • Cyber Security Technician: Level 3
  • Cyber Security Technologist: Level 4
  • Data Analyst: Level 4
  • Data Technician: Level 3
  • Digital Marketer: Level 3
  • Early Years Educator: Level 3
  • Electrical: Level 3
  • Gas Engineering Operative: Level 3
  • Healthcare Play Specialist: Level 5
  • Information Communication Technician: Level 3
  • Operations/Departmental Manager: Level 5
  • Plumbing and Heating Natural Gas Route: Level 3
  • Software Developer: Level 4
  • Software Development Technician: Level 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor: Level 3

Find our latest Apprenticeship job vacancies here

How will Nescot support me during my apprenticeship?

One of the benefits of doing an apprenticeship at Nescot is that you'll get support from both the college and your employer. The college has a dedicated apprenticeship team with staff experienced at helping apprentices and their employers, and they'll visit you at work to help you through the course.

You can expect:

  • A dedicated team to support you through your English, Maths and ICT
  • Highly-qualified tutors
  • Occupational experts and assessors to assess you in the workplace and support you through your whole qualification
  • Dedicated Apprenticeship advisors to provide general support throughout
  • Access to the latest IT software and equipment, and our refurbished Learning Resource Centre

We hope you’ll be very happy while you’re studying on your apprenticeship programme, but if you do have any questions at any point you can speak to your assessor, or contact the apprenticeship team by calling 020 8394 8425 or emailing

You can find out more about what Nescot does to support students here.

Differences between an Apprenticeship and a full-time course

We are often asked by young people and parents about the differences between an Apprenticeship and a Full-time college course. This page highlights the key differences - and similarities.

How will my apprenticeship be assessed?

An apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications which takes place in the workplace and assesses your ability to undertake specific parts of the job.

An Apprenticeship is usually made up of at least 4 parts:

The competency qualification (NVQ)
This is specific to each course. A college assessor will visit you at work at various points during your course and observe your practical skills, judging you either as 'competent' or 'not competent'. If you are judged as not competent you'll be able to get some more practice before being assessed again.

The knowledge qualification (Technical certificate)
This is an academic assessment of your knowledge, but not all apprenticeships have this component. Assessment method is decided by the awarding body, and could include case studies, projects, practical skills tests and exams. 

Functional Skills (English, Maths and IT)
As part of your apprenticeship you are required to achieve a level of Maths, English and IT to enable you to meet the needs of employers. If you already have qualifications such as GCSEs or AS or A-Levels you may not need to do Functional Skills. Not all apprenticeships need you to have all three Functional Skills. You'll be assessed through online multiple choice exams. 

Employment right and responsibilities
Every apprentice must demonstrate they know and understand the rights of employers and employees under employment law. Teaching will cover topics including health and safety, equality and diversity and other contractual rights.

You may also have to take some sector-specific qualifications, but this will be explained at your interview.

Who pays for an apprenticeship, and what financial help is available?

If you’re aged 16 to 18 you won’t have to pay anything to become an apprentice because the Government will fund your apprenticeship. 

If you’re over 19 your employer will pay a contribution for your apprenticeship.

For more information about our Advanced Learning Loans, for students aged 24 and over, and other types of help available contact our Student Finance team for advice.

As an apprentice, you're legally entitled to earn at least the apprenticeship minimum wage for your age, although some people earn much more.

Photograph of a Nescot student

I’ve only been doing my apprenticeship for a few months, but I can already see a lot of changes to my work and my behaviour. I’ve got a lot more self-confidence and self-belief, and I'm more motivated. The course is helping me to understand the business context around me, and through that knowledge I’ve already been able to start making positive changes for my team and the organisation as a whole. It’s giving me the belief in myself that I can effect change, and that’s powerful.

Photograph of a Nescot student

We love having apprentices, because it’s a great way of continuing to improve our collective skills and expertise. Our apprentices can learn from the expertise of our experienced colleagues, and the whole team benefits from keeping up to date on the latest early years theories and principles. We see apprenticeships as a long-term way of developing staff.
Suzanne Walsh, Operations and Nursery Manager at Nonsuch Park Forest School

Photograph of a Nescot student

We’re really serious about apprenticeships, because we see them as a great way to grow our business. We find that our apprentices are open-minded, full of enthusiasm and ready to learn, and we can teach them our way of doing things right from the beginning.
Nadine, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Pimlico