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‘Helping you to get the skills you need, for the future you want’ 

Welcome to City & Guilds, where we're dedicated to shaping future leaders through our Apprenticeship Programme. Discover a world of opportunity, hands-on learning, and professional growth that sets you on the path to success. With over a century of experience in vocational education, City & Guilds is a name synonymous with quality and credibility. Our Gold Standard Apprenticeship Programme carries forward this tradition, providing a solid foundation for your career journey.

At City & Guilds, we believe in learning by doing. With our Gold Standard Apprenticeship Programme, you'll be immersed in real-world scenarios, applying your knowledge directly in the workplace. This hands-on experience is invaluable and sets you apart from the rest. You won't be navigating this journey alone. Our dedicated mentors and colleagues are there to guide you every step of the way. Benefit from their wealth of experience and tap into a network that opens doors to exciting opportunities.

Ready to unlock your potential? Join the City & Guilds Apprenticeship Programme and embark on a transformative learning experience that paves the way for a successful, fulfilling career. Apply now and be part of a legacy of excellence.


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  • Who is the programme for?

      Our apprenticeship programme is open to everyone – whether you a school leaver, a career changer, returning mum, ex-military or looking for your next step, we are looking for confident and hard-working individuals who are eager to learn, self-motivated, and happy to get stuck in as part of a professional team. We run a rolling programme and offer a variety of different apprenticeships, at all levels, so we’re looking for someone who is motivated and driven to succeed in their chosen apprenticeship.

  • What’s in it for me?

      As a City & Guilds apprentice you will: 

      • Be a permanent employee from day one
      • Have a dedicated mentor
      • Attend and take part in the City & Guilds Apprentice Coaching Sessions giving you the chance to learn through a number of developmental interventions such as Insights Discovery.
      • Be an Apprenticeship Ambassador through our Apprentice Connect Programme spreading the word to potential apprentices

      As a City & Guilds employee you are also entitled to an excellent Total Reward Package which typically includes:

      • A competitive apprenticeship salary
      • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown
      • Life assurance
      • Gymflex
      • Generous pension
      • Reward gateway (online retail discounts)
      • Much more
  • Will I have a job at the end?

      All of our apprentices start on a Fixed Term Contract, and upon successful completion of your apprenticeship your line manager will assess your suitability to move into a permanent position.  

      Some of the team’s current employees include people who have worked their way up from apprenticeships via formal career pathways. Succeeding in your apprenticeship can open the doors to a career you love and enjoy.

  • Application process

      Step 1 – Application & CV 

      For us to understand whether you’ll be a good fit for the role we’ll ask you some questions about yourself and ask you to upload a copy of your most recent CV. We understand that this can always be a bit daunting but remember, apprenticeships are all about you learning how to do a new role so we’re not expecting to you to have loads of experience in the role we just want to get to know you a bit better. 

      Step 2 - Game-based Assessment

      Once you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send you a link to complete an online game-based assessment which you can complete on your phone. It’s really easy and pretty fun, so no need to think too much about it, just play away. At the end of the game you’ll receive a report which shows you your strengths and areas for development.


      Step 3 – Assessment Centre & Face to Face Interview

      After you complete the game we’ll be in touch to let you know how you have done and if we would like to see you at our assessment day. This will include a group exercise as well as an interview with a senior manager and an HR representative.

  • Register your interest

      Applications for our apprenticeship programme are currently closed. Please click here to be added to our mailing list and notified once applications reopen in Spring.