Apprenticeships in Somerset​

Find details of apprenticeships if you’re looking to become one or thinking of recruiting one.​

Looking for information on Apprenticeships in Somerset?

The first question many people ask is “What is an Apprenticeship?”

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to gain pratical training in the workplace with study. Apprenticeships can take between 1 and 5 years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship you have. To qualify you have to be 16 or older, not in full time education and live in England.

Apprenticeships are often thought to be just for school leavers but that it not the case.

The benefits of an Apprenticeship are:

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Find an Apprenticeship in England and apply directly for the position you like.

Here is a list of information sources for Apprenticeships in Somerset.

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service to support the businesses and people of Somerset with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.

The Apprenticeships and Skills Adviser provides information and support for you to understand the Apprenticeship and skills landscape, and introduce you to local training provision.

If you would like to learn more about the government funding available for Apprentices or have other skills requirements, please contact Skill Up Somerset.

A great source of information for employers and Apprentices.

The Government launched a new cmpaign in 2019 called “Fire it up”.

This coming of age programme has woken up employers to recognise the benefits of taking on an Apprentice.

Read more by visiting the website.

At Strode College we create lasting relationships with apprentices that are focussed on progression. Beginning with a Traineeship, our students can advance through Apprenticeships in a vast range of subjects and disciplines, all the way to Higher Apprenticeships (equivalent to a Foundation Degree or an HND).

The current range of industries and careers that we support through apprenticeship training reflects some of the priorities and growth areas of the region; these include; Business and Finance, Childcare, Digital Industries, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, and Management.

For more information about our apprenticeships offering, including our current vacancies, please visit our apprenticeships page on our website

Based in Taunton, Richard Huish College provides a range of Professional Courses and Apprenticeships for businesses which can be specifically tailored to fit their training needs and requirements.

Richard Huish has a clear vision to provide exceptional education and training through the delivery of a holistic and vocational curriculum.

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to recruit new employees or upskill current staff, they allow you to develop a skilled workforce personalised to the needs of your business.

At Huish we will work with you to assess your training requirements and implement a strategy to help upskill and/or retrain your current staff. We can assist individuals in finding qualifications that they can either complete whilst in an existing position of employment or commence within a new career.

We offer qualifications and apprenticeships up to Level 7, across a variety of areas; Accountancy, Business Administration, Customer Service, Education and Training, Health and Social Care, Health Care, IT, Management, Traineeships and much more.

Bridgwater & Taunton College has strategically placed itself as the region’s leading provider for technical and professional training, with our recent Ofsted inspection awarding the College Outstanding in Apprenticeships. We work in collaboration with over 2,000 local and national employers to identify industry skills gaps and to train the next generation of professionals, combining leading edge practice with a wealth of opportunity and development.

We offer over 100 apprenticeships from Level 2 up to Level 7 across a variety of sectors including: Land-based, Animal Care, Hospitality, Health and Social Care, Core Business Skills, Construction, Engineering, Automotive and many more.

Our team are here to support you from the very start of your apprenticeship journey. If you would like to discuss apprenticeships at Bridgwater & Taunton College, please call our Business Growth team on 01278 655111 or email

University Centre Somerset (UCS) delivers Higher and Degree Apprenticeships that bring together the best of higher education study plus invaluable on-the-job training without learners having to cover the cost of tuition.

At UCS we broaden your horizons and inspire you to reach your maximum potential.

In 2018 we were awarded a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) silver award for our high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for students. For more information, including a full list of courses and apprenticeships on offer.

Give your career a kick start with an apprenticeship or bring fresh talent into your business with an apprentice! 

Somerset Skills & Learning makes positive changes to people’s lives, through learning. We work across Somerset providing apprenticeships, traineeships and adult education.  

We offer a variety of apprenticeships including business administration & customer service, childcare, leadership & management, teaching assistants, hairdressing & barbering. We also offer traineeships in any sector. 

We’re passionate about the work we do. We understand learning and development, and we share this understanding with the students, partners and employers we work with. 

Whether you’re an individual looking to build or develop your career or an employer looking for an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship pages on our website to find out more. 

We are passionate about creating brighter futures and whether you’re a potential learner or a business looking for support, we are here for you.

We work with over 2,000 employers to deliver over 50 different apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors and skill levels; from traineeships right through to degree level apprenticeships.

Becoming an apprentice is a great way to learn and enter into an industry of your choosing. You will be supported throughout your journey by the College.

We are recognised by employers as the leading apprenticeship provider in the area, having won Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, for the last two years in a row.

Kick start your career with an apprenticeship at Weston College. Find out about our apprenticeships, and our vacancies on our website.

Train4All is a specialist, independent provider of training for the Engineering and Construction industry Providing Apprenticeships, Traineeships, NVQs, CSCS, SSSTS and SMSTS Training, Short Skill DIY Courses, Health & Safety, Supervisory and Management and Armed Forces Resettlement Programmes.

We really do cater for all of your training needs whether you are an employer looking to up skill your workforce or an individual looking to gain qualifications or change their career.

Professional Apprenticeships is a national Technology and Business Apprenticeship Provider based in the South West.

We deliver a range of qualifications including ICT, Digital Marketing, Business and Management. We scored the highest grade possible in our recent Ofsted monitoring visit and have been awarded Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Training Provider of The Year.

Going above and beyond to support our apprentices starts during the application process, through interview and CV workshops to help applicants represent the best version of themselves at the interview.

Alongside this, we like to get to know the applicant during the application process, so they can be sure they’ve found their perfect match.

Everyone in the Professional Apprenticeships team is or were once former apprentices, so we know first-hand the possibilities unlocked by a well-planned apprenticeship!

Somerset Education Business Partnership connects businesses with schools and colleges so that young people are aware of the great career opportunities in Somerset and are prepared for the workplace.

You can get the inside track on great local employers by visiting our Industry Insights and you can find out about local open days and careers fairs on our events page.

To get news of the latest opportunities for young people subscribe to our Parents Alerts and help your young person find a great next step.

If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Apprenticeship programmes offer the opportunity to develop an exciting career whilst helping to create a more sustainable energy future

Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero
Our Apprenticeship opportunities will reopen for applications in the winter.

Follow a structured training programme

The recognised qualification you’ll gain from our specialist training providers, provides the perfect foundation for your practical experience.

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