Enrolling at Nescot in 2022: Find out what happens next here


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 (8 found)

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 Surrey
Starting: 30/09/2022
  • 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: 01/09/2022
Start date: 30/09/2022
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000059509

Information Communications Technician Apprentice
Starting: 18/07/2022

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: 11/07/2022
Start date: 18/07/2022
Sector: Digital
Reference number: 1000058675

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship - Fetcham, Surrey
Starting: 23/09/2022
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children attending the preschool.
  • To support the Pre-school manager to implement a quality EYFS curriculum ensuring stimulating and varied play and learning opportunities for all the children specific to their individual needs.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of all the children.
  • Ensure understanding and appropriate implementation of the preschool’s Safeguarding Children Policy.
  • To fully support the key person system
  • To give support to other staff in the pre school
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework 



Closing date: 01/09/2022
Start date: 23/09/2022
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000057742

Information Communications Technician Apprentice - IT Support Specialist
Starting: 28/07/2022

• Responsible for assisting with the installation, security, maintenance and support of all site hardware/software and peripherals including server, desktop, network, mobile equipment & telephony, working to our established system standards.
• Carries out a range of defined tasks associated with operating, supporting and maintaining a secure and standard IT environment for the division. Conducts duties in accordance with the Enterprise IT standards and procedures and technical roadmap.
• Proactively manage and monitor the Harsco Environmental IT infrastructure and services at the Leatherhead Office (training in PTRG and backup monitoring).
• Responds to incidents and requests from users, specialist or others and can deal effectively and efficiently with limited range of problems in a timely manner ensuring a swift and appropriate resolution (training in basic ITIL and service desk management using Service Now help desk).
• Ensures that all tasks and procedures are carried out effectively and efficiently to agreed levels of service or specific requirements for Service Level Agreements for Harsco Environmental.
• Take ownership for ensuring that new employee onboarding experience is seamless, ensuring hardware and access has been provisioned on day-one and user training on services has been performed (training to be provided).
• Review and maintain IT operations documentation including hardware/software applications, assets, support logs and other related information.
• Adhere to SOX, GDPR and other security and compliance policies / procedures.


Closing date: 14/07/2022
Start date: 28/07/2022
Sector: Digital
Reference number: 1000055961

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Tadworth Surrey
Ashurst Childcare
Starting: 30/09/2022
  • To create a high quality, safe, happy, caring & nurturing environment where children have the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities to enable them to develop and learn effectively.
  • To help plan, provide & take part in play based activities that stimulate and support childrens learning & development.
  • To assist children with personal care requirements such as changing nappies, assisting with toileting, changing clothes, assisting with shoes and coats, mealtimes etc.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with the children, families who use the service, other staff, and other people or agencies that the service is in regular contact with such as schools, pre schools, health professionals etc.
  • To accompany the children and registered childminder on regular trips
  • To abide by all policies and procedures in place
  • To help ensure the setting is a safe environment
  • Be aware of child protection policy & procedures

Closing date: 01/09/2022
Start date: 30/09/2022
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000056879

GPC Apprentice
Subsea 7
Starting: 01/07/2022

As assistants, Coordinators are responsible for a variable and diverse range of tasks and are required to have skills at the appropriate level to match.  Coordinators ensure that team members are fully inducted into their functions/project, organise equipment and access to systems and any training required.  Day to day, Coordinators execute general administration, Share Point/IT/Purchase Orders, travel, secretarial and PA tasks.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

  • Providing comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Directors of the GPC management team, Project Managers. Project Engineering Manager and their teams, clients and sub-contractors.
  • Organise and set up of new starters and leavers.
  • Dealing with day to day requirements during the absence of the managers including email and calendar management.  Assistance with phone calls when required.
  • Arranging meetings: room bookings, invitations, refreshments, preparation of documents and agendas, equipment set-up, minutes, action tracking, as required.
  • Attend meetings and prepare materials and reports, preparing agendas and taking minutes as required.
  • Documentation: set up of templates, filing systems, typing, editing and formatting, compilation, copying, scanning, printing, version control on SharePoint and upload into ProArc, as required.
  • Assisting with expenses as and when required.
  • Arrange travel, including: visa application and processing; welcome pack completion, road, rail, sea and air travel; accommodation; tracking and related work.
  • Tracking of actions on registers and updating, as required.
  • Management of paperwork to other offices and countries by post, courier, ShareFile.
  • Time input in SAP for self and contracted team members and GPC managers.
  • Originate and maintain organisation charts and presentations in Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Set up and administer department, public (project) and team SharePoint sites and the Libraries and Lists and Permissions therein.
  • Induction of personnel into the department/project, including overview of 7Online and BMS.
  • Coordination of department appraisals with Manager(s) and Lead(s), as required.
  • Coordination of Project PMRs, as required.
  • Event organisation.
  • Processing Purchase Orders which includes vendor create and change.
  • IT Requests and trouble-shooting for the team.
  • Purchasing of stationery and small items.
  • Facilities focal point for the department: desk space, equipment, etc.
  • Cover similar work as and when required including holiday cover for the pool of admins.
  • Greeting of visitors is also necessary as and when required.

Closing date: 24/06/2022
Start date: 01/07/2022
Sector: Business and administration
Reference number: 1000053029

Business Administration Apprentice - New Malden
Starting: 20/09/2022
  • We need a confident and friendly individual - who is very capable using software and emails.
  • They must have an excellent phone manner in tone and language.
  • Along with someone who listens and takes instructions clearly.
  • The role will involve calling out to customers to promote offers, advise we have sent information or update them.
  • It will also involve registering product warranties for customers, uploading reviews and carrying out general day to day administrative duties.

Closing date: 01/09/2022
Start date: 20/09/2022
Sector: Business and administration
Reference number: 1000053380

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship - Nonsuch Park
Little Forest Schools
Starting: 01/09/2022
  • The exciting new positions are to work with a range of children aged 1- to rising 5 within our settings
  • For the unqualified Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship position, you will need to have some previous childcare experience or a passion to develop a career in Early Years
  • You will need the ability to be flexible and keep up with the new developments within the profession along with working as a team member to give 100% to the children
  • Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification

Location: Sutton
Closing date: 01/08/2022
Start date: 01/09/2022
Sector: Education and childcare
Reference number: 1000051187

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 apprenticeships@nescot.ac.uk

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