Earn money, gain experience and build your career
You can become an Apprentice whether you’re starting your career, want a change or if you're upskilling in your current job.
Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option to develop your career and employment opportunities. You'll be in a real job while you learn, earn and gain invaluable experience in the area you're interested in. 

As an apprentice you'll:

  1. Gain the skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career
  2. Earn a weekly wage and get holiday leave
  3. Get practical and revelant experience in a real job
  4. Learn directly from professionals in your industry
  5. Gain confidence in a working environment
  6. Gain a nationally recognised qualification from Levels 2 to 5
  7. Have guidance and support from our Tutors for your personal and professional development
  8. Be on a career path with lots of future potential

Who it's for:

Apprentices can be aged between 16 and 65 and can already have a previous qualification like a degree. 

Our apprenticeship subjects

Business Administration and Management

Work in:

  • Small and large businesses
  • Public sector
  • Charitable sector
  • and many more

What we offer:

Level 3 Team Leader Supervisor

Level 3 Business Administrator

Customer Service

Work in:

  • Any industry
  • Contact centres
  • Retail
  • Webchat
  • Service industry
  • Any customer service point

What we offer:

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner

Level 3 Customer Service Specialist

Early Years and Childcare

Work in:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Specialist schools
  • Childminding settings
  • Nurseries

What we offer:

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Fitness and Leisure

Work in:

  • Leisure Centres
  • Gyms
  • Self-employed

What we offer:

Level 2 Leisure Team Member

Level 3 Personal Training

Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager

Health and Social Care

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Daycare centres
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors

What we offer:

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Horticulture and Gardening

Work in:

  • Public parks and gardens
  • Green spaces and historic gardens
  • Private gardens and estates
  • Production nurseries
  • Retail outlets.

What we offer:

Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Operative

Warehousing and Storage

Work in:

  • Retail
  • Storage
  • Removals
  • Transport
  • Warehouses

What we offer:

Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

What our apprentices say

“My apprenticeship has given me confidence, developed my knowledge, a more senior position and the start to my career. It has made a real difference, thank you!”

Aaliya Beddows - Adult Care Apprentice

“My apprenticeship has allowed me to earn a good salary and gain experience that I know will put me in good stead for the future."

Gabriella Biazotti - Business Administration Apprentice

“I certainly wouldn’t have been able to do this without my YMCA Tutor. Andrew coordinates all the practical work and coursework that I need to do."

George Smith - Horticulture Apprentice

Speak to an Apprenticeship advisor
Currently working and want to upskill?

If you are already in employment and interested in accelerating your career with an apprenticeship, talk to your employer about your goals and ask them to contact us to see if we can help.