Join us for our National Apprenticeship Week Celebrations!

Monday 5th February: Apprenticeships for All!

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Employer drop-in open event (Isle of Wight College, Newport) head to our new reception in Green building.

11am - 5pm: Anyone can drop-in and talk to our Apprenticeship team, just head to our new reception in Green building.

Online: Parent and Carer information event (video link pending)

Tuesday 6th February: Employer Tuesday

11 am – 3pm: Employer Showcase Event (The Isle of Wight College, Newport) – existing students are invited to join employers in the LRC (library) who will be showcasing opportunities and offering advice. Please ask your tutor for more information or come along in your free period or lunch break.

Wednesday 7th February: Apprentice Wednesday

7.30am - 9am: Employer Apprenticeship Breakfast Event (Business Centre, Isle of Wight College, Newport) registration closes 5pm Friday 2nd February: Book here

11am – 5pm: Apprenticeship Information drop-in for anyone at the Isle of Wight Council buildings

Thursday 8th February: T Level Thursday

3.30pm – 5pm: Employer drop-in event – Discover how T-Levels and Apprenticeships can benefit your business! (Business Centre Isle of Wight College, please report to reception first)

Friday 9th February: Celebration Friday

10am - 2pm: Apprenticeship Q and A (video online) – busting apprenticeships myths and little-known facts, like: did you know you can study a higher-level apprenticeship in your existing workplace with the help of you employer? This and other information you may not know will be on-hand.

2pm - 3:30pm: Engineering apprenticeships at CECAMM, Whippingham drop-in and discover your future career!

Why choose an apprenticeship?

  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary, inside some of Britain’s best companies, both locally and nationally.
  • Visit the Isle of Wight College website now for study information, including our frequently asked questions.

Quick information:

  • There is no upper age limit to becoming an apprentice, the minimum age is 16.
  • You can study on the job with your existing employer with their support.
  • You don’t have to pay to be an apprentice.
  • The current national apprenticeship minimum wage is £5.28 per hour (rising to £6.40 from April 2024), with many employers choosing to pay a higher rate. In the second year of your apprenticeship, you will be paid the minimum wage for your age.
Wood apprenticeship

What sectors could I work in?

  • Brickwork
  • Business Administration
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Early Years Educator
  • Children, Young People & Families Practitioner/Manager
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Composites, Marine, Electronic)
  • IT
  • Hairdressing
  • Health and Social Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Project Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Retail
  • School business Professional
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Team Leading
  • Work Boat Crew Member

Find out more and explore your options...


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Some of our apprenticeship standards