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BCoT is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the region. We work with both large and small employers across all industry sectors to give you the best career opportunities.

FAQs

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining internationally recognised qualifications, workplace experience and skills whilst earning a salary. They can take between one and four years depending on the level of apprenticeship, the apprentices' ability and the industry sector. Usually they take 12-24 months.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

If you want to study an apprenticeship with us, please register and complete our online application form

As you complete the form, please ensure you clearly mark that you are interested in an apprenticeship, and state whether you have an employer or not.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

Anyone living in England, over the age of 16 and not in full time education.  Anyone interested in an apprenticeship (even if you are not yet 16) can apply direct to Aspiral Learning to register their interest with us.  Use this link to apply now:  https://applications.bcot.ac.uk/

Apprenticeships are not just for school and college leavers. Employed adults are also able to undertake an apprenticeship programme with the support of their employer to upskill or broaden your current competence.

What if I don't currently have an employer?

Aspiral Learning (the employer-facing arm of Basingstoke College) works closely with employers to help them fill apprenticeship vacancies. We also recommend that you actively seek employment yourself by contacting local employers directly, researching job vacancy sites, and creating yourself an account on the National Apprenticeship Service website. Aspiral make extensive use of Indeed, which can be found here:  https://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?q=Aspiral&l=Basingstoke

Our BCoT Recruits service can help you find a relevant employer. For more details please contact 01256 306237. 

What apprenticeships are offered through Aspiral?

 

You can explore all of our vacancies here.

How much can I expect to earn as an apprentice?

As of 1 April 2018, the minimum you could expect to earn whilst working a 40-hour week would be £148 per week, although some employers pay significantly more than this.

Do I have to pay anything to become an apprentice?

You don’t have to pay anything to become an apprentice. Employers are expected to contribute to the cost of the training.

How can I progress after completing my apprenticeship?

 Apprenticeships can provide progression opportunities up to Masters Degree level, depending on the area of study. 

Nearly a fifth of Advanced (Level 3) Apprentices progress to higher education, either through a higher level Apprenticeship (Level 4, 5, 6 or 7) or through a traditional university degree which can be sponsored by an employer.

 

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