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Would you like to become an Apprentice with West Lancashire College?

Our Apprenticeship team has lots of experience and can offer a range of support to help you secure an Apprenticeship. This includes career matching using Careers Coach, a vacancy matching service, CV and application support service, plus interview techniques.


Apprenticeship pathways to choose from


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Carpentry And Joinery Level 1

What if I already have a job?

Did you know that Apprenticeship training is for existing employees and is not restricted to new hires? Apprenticeships are open to employees of all ages, as long as they are employed for 30 hours or more per week.

The Apprenticeship training that West Lancashire College offer lasts between 1 to 4 years (depending on the standard), with employees being employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The individual and organisation must commit to off the job training which usually consists of one day per week. 

We offer a range of Apprenticeship Standards that have been created by leading employers so that you can be certain that the training will meet and exceed professional industry standards. 

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Send your CV to our team and they will find a suitable Apprenticeship for you! Be sure to include your updated email address and contact number.

Phone the team to ask any question: 01695 52490

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As a West Lancashire College Apprentice, you will...

  • Learn on the job, building up your knowledge, skill set and earn money at the same time

  • Receive a salary, paid holidays and opportunities to progress in your career

  • Be visited regularly in the workplace by one of our experienced trainers and assessors

  • Attend college for off-the-job training: 4 days working on the job and 1 day release in college, which is paid for by your employer

  • Improve your Maths and English skills if needed

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Frequently asked questions

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CITB registered companies enrolling on Carpentry and Joinery, or Brickwork apprenticeships can access further support in the form of apprenticeship grants. There are two available grants for apprenticeships.

CITB have also recognised that the recruitment and enrolment process can be difficult to navigate for smaller companies and this has led to the introduction of further support. There is now have a dedicated new entrant employer support advisor, who can help you through the whole process.

Learn more about CITB

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