About us

Welcome to Apprenticeships+

Are you wanting to break into a career and industry by training and gaining qualifications in the workplace?

Perhaps you are an employer who needs to recruit new talent to fill urgent skills shortages and want fresh ideas and talent to mould to the needs of your business to support growth?

Apprenticeships+ is a service that supports employers to get the skills they need and enables our students to become highly employable.

It’s home to The Sheffield College’s faculty responsible for apprenticeships and training.

As the largest provider of apprenticeships in Sheffield and Sheffield City Region, we are an anchor institution in the city supporting students, communities, employers and the economy.

We work with approximately 900 employers training more than 2,700 apprentices across 130 apprenticeship programmes.

Our apprentices develop the practical skills to go further in their careers and earn as they learn in the workplace.

Employers benefit from apprenticeships because they get access to tailored skillsets, fresh ideas and can recruit from a diverse pool of talented students.

Today’s apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industries and professions.

They include animal care, business and professional, construction, creative media, education, engineering, floristry and horticulture, hairdressing and barbering, health and social care, hospitality and catering, information and digital technology, leadership and management, legal, science and dental, and sport and leisure.

Research commissioned by the College has shown that for every £1 that students forgo whilst undertaking an apprenticeship, they receive £6.20 in higher future wages.

Employers receive £1.30 in return for every £1 invested in the College’s apprentices, as those apprentices become more competent, skilled and productive.

Former College apprentices employed in the Sheffield City Region workforce in 2017/18 contributed £9.2 million in added income. Source: EMSI Economic Impact Study 2019

To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities in a range of different sectors, please visit our Apprentices section.

To find out how your business or organisation could benefit from Apprenticeship+, please visit our Employer section.