Building on our success in providing an excellent engineering and business focused education, The JCB Academy is also an apprenticeship training centre delivering a range of apprenticeships for various employers.

A range of intermediate and advanced apprenticeship programmes are offered in Engineering and Fabrication and Welding.

In 2017 we launched our new state-of-the-art facility known as The Dove Engineering Centre which is a short walk away from the academy.

What is an apprenticeship?

  • An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to combine on the job training with study meaning you can earn while you learn.
  • With some apprenticeships you can even get a degree.
  • It usually takes between one and four years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which level you take.
  • Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and many high quality, prestigious companies offer them.
  • Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship. The minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18 is currently £3.90 per hour however many employers pay more than this and some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.

Apprenticeship FAQ

What are the levels of apprenticeships?
There are four types of apprenticeship: Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree. It will depend on the job role and your prior qualifications and experience as to which level you will need to start at.

Is getting an apprenticeship competitive?
Securing an apprenticeship is the same as getting any other job: there will be other applicants and you will need to impress to get shortlisted. Stand out by researching the employer, identifying the skills and qualities that make you unique and tailoring your application form.

How does the application process work?
The organisation will usually advertise on the Find an apprenticeship website, so you will be able to apply online. After the closing date, the employer will shortlist the applicants. Interviews could be a mixture of face to face meetings, online tests, and assessment centres.

Do you need English and mathematics?
Some employers ask for English and Maths GCSE before you start. However, if you do not have English and Maths it does not mean you cannot do an apprenticeship. If you are willing to work towards Functional Skills then you will still be able to achieve your apprenticeship.

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