Apprentice Information

Welcome to North Shropshire College

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Mission Statement

We aim to provide outstanding education and training opportunities in order to add value to the lives of all our learners and to advance the economic and social wellbeing of the communities we serve.


We will put the learner at the centre of all we do
We show respect for each other
We will work together to create and sustain a culture of trust and openness
We will value and celebrate diversity
We will focus on excellence and support individuals to achieve their full potential
We will embrace the future and respond positively to change


Oswestry Campus 01691 688000
Walford Campus 01939 262100
Shipley Campus 01902 709840
Aspire Centre 01584 811789
Apprenticeship team (Walford)
Student Services
01939 262175
01691 688029
Footsteps Nursery (Oswestry)
01691 688007
Bojangles Nursery (Walford)
01939 260006

Apprenticeships offer a mixture of on and off-the-job training that gives you the skills needed to progress in your chosen career. An apprenticeship is a real job and you must have a contract of employment. You should work for at least 30 hours per week (if you work fewer than 30 hours a week your time on programme must be extended  on a pro rata basis to take account of this) and will be paid for the hours you work as well as those when you are studying.  You will get at least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
Some apprentices may already be in employment and they will be given the opportunity to gain formal qualifications relevant to their career.
In 2016 a report jointly released by Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research found that the amount apprentices earn over the course of their lives is outstripping graduates by up to 270%.
There is no set time to complete an apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size but all apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long.  Depending on the occupational area you are studying, the requirements of your employer, your own individual input and the range of experience you get the programme could be between one and four years. 
The minimum wage for an apprentice is set by government and reviewed annually.  The current minimum wage for apprentices can be found under /apprenticeships-guide/pay-and-conditions.  This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year; some employers choose to pay apprentices at a higher rate.  If you are already in employment you will usually remain on your current wage.
The college has a dedicated team of highly skilled assessors who focus on encouraging learners’ growth and development within their chosen sector. 
We provide a quality driven apprenticeship programme where the learner is given the full support and guidance they need to complete their qualification.

You can download a copy of our for further information

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships

Please visit our Apprenticeship vacancies though NSC page for our up to date vacancies. 

Alternatively contact the Apprenticeship department at: 262175 or call Jo White on 07494 112435

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