Apprenticeships we offer

As the reputation, benefits and value of Apprenticeships has improved amongst employers, the number of industries offering opportunities has also increased.

Here’s a list of all the sectors you can choose to do an Apprenticeship in at The Sheffield College:

Apprenticeship standards

Apprentice Standards have been designed by employers with the focus now being on developing skills needed for the available job role. As a result, the employer is heavily involved with the planning and eventual progression of the Apprenticeship in order to ensure that the Apprentice undergoing the training will develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviour for the job. Use the button to access our Apprenticeship Standard overviews which will breakdown what is covered by each standard and their method of assessment.


An Apprenticeship is a fantastic way to develop the skills and knowledge required to excel in a particular job role. As all of our Apprenticeship Programmes are designed alongside employers, you are guaranteed to receive training that will help you excel in your chosen career.

Aditionally our Careers Advice Team are able to offer a variety of support and services to all Apprentices, click here for more information.

Here are a few of the potential careers you could end up pursuing by choosing to apply for an Apprenticeship.

Animal Care Services
Workers in this unit group care for animals held in kennels, stables, zoos and similar establishments, provide specialised training, grooming, clipping and trimming services for animals
Catering Manager
Catering managers run the food service of organisations including restaurants, bars, schools, colleges and outside suppliers.
Florists sell flowers and related products in a wholesale or retail business, and design and make up floral bouquets, wreaths, tributes and other floral arrangements for sale to the public
Bricklayers build houses, repair walls and chimneys, and refurbish decorative stonework. They also work on restoration projects.
Social Worker
Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse, and support people to live independently.
Facilities Manager
Facilities managers oversee the operation and maintenance of building systems and services.
Hairdressers & Barbers
Hairdressers and Barbers cut, style and colour clients' hair to create the look they want.
Admin Assistant
Admin assistants give support to offices by organising meetings, typing documents and updating computer records.
Vehicle Paint Technician
A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician's role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner.
Engineering Craft Machinist
Engineering craft machinists use lathes, cutters and grinders to make parts used in manufacturing and engineering.
Teacher Assistant
Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with reading, writing and learning activities.
Laboratory Technician
Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations.
IT Support Technician
IT technical support staff diagnose and solve software and hardware problems for computer users.

Levels of Apprenticeships

When applying for an Apprenticeship, it's also really important that you consider what level of study to begin at. The right Apprenticeship for you will depend on your interests, skill level and where you would like to progress to in the future.

The level of the Apprenticeship is determined by the job role that the Apprentice is in and their prior knowledge and experience. For example, a Higher Apprenticeship would require more responsibility in the job role than either an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship.