Gain on-the-job training and earn a professional qualification at the same time.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes where you learn a trade by gaining experience alongside qualified professionals. The Cheshire and Warrington Institute of Technology collaborates with local employers to offer these apprenticeships in various practical fields.

This way, you can earn qualifications and practical skills relevant to current industry needs. Best of all, you can also earn a wage at the same time.

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Learn and Earn on the Job


An apprenticeship is a work-based training program where you learn job-specific skills while earning a wage. It combines practical experience with theoretical learning to prepare you for a specific career.

Entry requirements vary depending on the apprenticeship and employer. Generally, you’ll need to be at least 16 years old and have basic qualifications in English and maths. Some roles may have additional requirements.

You can apply for an apprenticeship via our Courses page.

The duration of an apprenticeship varies depending on the level and type of apprenticeship. They can last anywhere from one to six years, with most lasting between one and four years.

You will need to attend college or university as part of the programme at least once a week. However, the amount of time spent varies depending on the apprenticeship.

Yes, apprentices are paid for their work. The wage varies depending on factors such as age, location and the industry. Apprentices are entitled to at least the national minimum wage for apprentices, but many employers pay more.

Off-the-job training refers to the learning activities that take place outside of the apprentice’s usual work duties. This could include attending college, workshops, seminars or any other form of structured learning relevant to the apprenticeship. It’s a key component of the apprenticeship experience.


Invest in your future workforce

Hire an apprentice with Cheshire and Warrington Institute of Technology and address your business needs. Our programmes develop job-ready talent with the latest industry skills and technology. You'll gain motivated, eager learners who contribute while they earn qualifications, boosting productivity and fostering long-term talent within your company.