12 apprenticeship courses available in Gloucestershire

When it comes to apprenticeships, Gloucestershire has some exceptional training providers that offer a wide range of courses at all levels — with SoGlos sharing 12 apprenticeship courses and opportunities available right now.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Training providers like Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), the University of Gloucestershire and SGS College deliver a diverse range of apprenticeships in Gloucestershire.

Keen to kickstart your career or considering re-training? University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Engineering Training and SGS College all have a host of apprenticeships on offer throughout the year.

From opportunities in engineering to hospitality, SoGlos highlights just some of the courses available from these three major training providers — tying in with our dedicated Gloucestershire Apprenticeship guest section for February 2024.

Apprenticeships from Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Level 3 Engineering Technician (ST0457) at GET

During this 42-month apprenticeship, aspiring engineering technicians will learn how to apply safe systems of working; demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information; apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering and manufacturing problems; and more. 

The course teaches trainees how to take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of their work, helping them to progress to the next phase of their engineering career.

Level 3 Machining Technician (ST1305) at GET

Technicians on this apprenticeship will learn the ins and outs of setting up machines prior to production, as well as monitoring and correcting them as needed — gearing them up for a career in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector, with potential opportunities in the aerospace, automotive, maritime defence, nuclear and construction industries.

The programme typically takes 42 months to complete, and trainees are required to deliver an End Point Assessment (EPA) consisting of a practical demonstration; interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence; and a knowledge test. 

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Standard (ST0154) at GET

This Level 3 apprenticeship covers seven technician roles: electrical; mechanical; control and instrumentation; wind turbine; electrical system and process control; electromechanical; and plant operations. 

Trainees are taught how to maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries including the electricity generating environment and telecommunications power plants. Typically taking 36 months to complete, apprentices have an EPA to deliver at the end of the programme, which includes a knowledge assessment; final observation of their practical work; and a technical interview.

Level 4 Lead Engineering Maintenance Technician Standard (ST0999) at GET

Apprentices on this Level 4 course will learn how to provide engineering support, technical leadership and expertise within the engineering and manufacturing sector — which encompasses industries like maritime defence, automotive, energy, engineering construction and general engineering maintenance.

The course requires trainees to complete an EPA consisting of two methods: a project which involves a report and presentation with questions; and a professional discussion supplemented by a portfolio of evidence. 

For more information on apprenticeships available at Gloucestershire Engineering Training, visit get-trained.org/further-and-higher-education

Apprenticeships from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating apprenticeships at SGS College

SGS College offers a range of Level 2 apprenticeship courses in construction, spanning bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating — all taught by construction industry experts, supplemented by exceptional workshops, facilities, classrooms and study programmes.

After completing any one of these courses, apprentices will be what SGS calls ‘fully site qualified’, having acquired the necessary skills to break into their chosen profession.

Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship at SGS College

Ideal for anyone seeking a career in Property Maintenance, this Level 2 apprenticeship teaches apprentices how to ensure buildings are kept in a safe, working condition.

This 24 month course gives trainees a solid understanding of safe working environments, electrical, carpentry, tiling, flooring, painting and decorating as well as how to keep properties in a good state of repair, and to optimise their quality or performance.

Plumbing and Domestic Heating technician at SGS College

Technicians on this apprenticeship will learn about everything from the installation of plumbing and heating systems to natural gas and renewable energies; appliances and equipment; and above ground drainage and rainwater systems.

By the end of this Level 3 course, candidates will have satisfied the requirements for registration by the Engineering Council through the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) or the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Commercial Procurement at SGS College

Students on the Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship will learn about the entire procurement cycle including Pre- procurement and early market engagement, Sourcing and contract agreements,  Supplier management and Category management. 

Achieving the Level 4 in Procurement and Supply will enable an individual to use their breadth and depth of experience to position themselves as a fully effective commercially skilled professional with transferable skills and career options that span the public, private and charitable sectors. Apprentices will complete a full Level 4 CIPS Diploma within this apprenticeship as the first step towards a full professional license and Chartered status.

For more information on apprenticeships available at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, visit sgscol.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Apprenticeships from the University of Gloucestershire

Senior Leader Apprenticeship MBA at the University of Gloucestershire

Designed for anyone moving into a senior or strategic management role, this programme challenges learners to draw on their own business experiences — underpinning them with academic knowledge and high-level skills. 

Once their apprenticeship is completed, learners undertake an additional project to achieve their MBA. This project takes around six months to complete and is carried out remotely, with no additional cost to the employer. Teaching is delivered over two years and learners normally attend university on set days.

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire

This degree level course helps people to progress in their management role, gaining a degree from University of Gloucestershire, as well as chartered manager status from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) — while specialising in their chosen area of business management.

Teaching is delivered over three years, divided in blocks with an assessment between each to help learners maintain a work-life balance. The course draws on the expertise of lecturers with extensive professional credentials, features industry guest speakers and explores areas such as human resource management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Hospitality Manager Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire

Helping to meet the growing need for hospitality staff in the UK, this degree level course equips students with the necessary specialist and transferable managerial skills that so many businesses are currently lacking.

Delivered over three years, the programme provides learners with a balance of practical, managerial and leadership skills needed to pursue a career in hospitality — covering fundamentals such as finance, marketing, and the global industry landscape. Upon successful completion, apprentices will graduate with a degree in applied hospitality management and qualify for chartered manager status from the CMI.

Senior People Professional Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire

This course is ideal for aspiring professional managers seeking to drive HR improvements in their organisations; create workplace cultures and environments that support individual wellbeing and organisational performance; as well as develop their own capability as critical thinkers and reflexive practitioners.

At the end of the three-year course, successful learners will gain an Executive MSc in Strategic Human Resource Practice, as well as meet all the requirements for chartered member status from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

For more information on apprenticeships available at the University of Gloucestershire, visit glos.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

In partnership with

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is one of the largest and most successful regional colleges in the country, catering for students and employers across Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and Bristol. It offers a wide range of full and part-time courses, apprenticeships, higher education and employability provision.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College sgscol.ac.uk

The University of Gloucestershire has campuses in both Cheltenham and Gloucester and offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, along with professional courses. In addition to university courses, the University of Gloucestershire provides training and professional development for executives, from short courses to higher and degree-level apprenticeships.

University of Gloucestershire glos.ac.uk

Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) was founded in 1977 by a partnership of county businesses. It provides apprenticeship training for the county’s best and most innovative engineering firms and continues to support apprenticeships as a route to work and career development.

Gloucestershire Engineering Training get-trained.org

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