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Apprenticeships & Skills Training

Apprenticeship & Traineeship Training

Apprenticeships are offered to young people aged 16 - 24 to provide on the job training as well as real work experience. Applicants must be employed in the chosen occupational area to start an apprenticeship - training providers can offer guidance and support with this, but they are not able to find an employer.
Need an employer? Try contacting companies directly to get some work experience as it will improve the chances of being accepted on an apprenticeship and help find out more about the job. 
Apprenticeship places are highly sought after - applicants should show they are serious and committed. 
A Traineeship is an unwaged education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Search for local vacancies through the Apprenticeship Vacancies site or the Southampton City College webiste for apprenticeship vacancies relating to City College courses.

Furthering your skills

Southampton’s Skills and Community Learning Team is one of the largest providers of community learning opportunities in Hampshire. 

If  looking to learn new skills to help get a job, or to keep up-to-date with the latest IT, the Skills and Community Learning Team can help to give a head start. Furthering Skills is a great way to explore and develop a creative side, keep fit and healthy, learn a new language, or simply make new friends.

View a list of available courses on the National Careers Service website.

Babcock Training Limited is the UK's Largest Provider of Work-Based Training


University Courses for adult learners

A university course enables people of all ages and backgrounds to update skills, get qualifications, boost a career, change direction, prove themselves or keep mentally active. Take a look at available courses at Southampton's two universities, or see what the National Open University has to offer. 

University of Southampton

Southampton Solent University

Open University