Apprenticeships and Destinations

At City Skills, our hands-on, practical courses will give you the experience to become a Salford City College Apprentice. 



An apprenticeship is a job with training. It’s a real job, with hands on experience. You will receive a contract of employment and get paid for your time at work and training. You will need to apply for the job and be successful in an interview with the employer in order to secure a place on an apprenticeship. Our recruitment team can support you and will show you the vacancies we have available helping to find a suitable apprenticeship for you. Your training will depend on the type of apprenticeship you choose. Some involve going to college one day a week plus workplace visits from a college Trainer Assessor, others will involve one-to-one training in the workplace, with one of our Trainer Assessors carrying out regular workplace visits. 


There are some fantastic opportunities out there. Most employers are looking for apprentices to stay with them long term which is why they are able to invest, train and support you from the start. 


Apprenticeships are quite different from academic or full time college courses, in that your level will depend on the opportunities you will have in your job role. Level 2 is usually an entry level job where you may not have very much experience and will be expected to carry out routine tasks, this is an excellent starting point and can allow you to progress onto higher levels as you gain experience. Level 3 usually involves taking on more responsibility in the workplace, being responsible for a project or supervision of others, or carrying out more complex, skilled work.