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Apprenticeship FAQs

Apprenticeship FAQs

What types of apprenticeships do you offer?
We offer apprenticeships in business administration, customer service, IT, caretaking, and in a range of construction trades – electrical, joinery, heating, plumbing, bricklaying and plastering.

When do your apprenticeships start?  

We advertise apprenticeships in March, and successful applicants start work with us in September.

How old do you have to be?

You have to have completed school at GCSE level – there’s no upper age limit.

What qualifications do you need?

While you don’t need specific qualifications, you will be assessed to make sure that your English and maths (and in some cases ICT) are at a sufficient level. If you need to improve your skills in these areas you should contact your nearest college or training provider.  Alternatively, if you are a Nottingham City Homes tenant, you can contact our Employability Team or our Tenant Academy.

What does being an apprentice involve?
You’ll work a 37-hour week, shadowing employees and learning on the job. You’ll also go to college, usually for one day a week, to get a qualification at either NVQ level 2 or 3 in your chosen area. We pay for your study.

Will I get paid?
Yes. Rates of pay depend on your age and the type of apprenticeship you take. You would be paid monthly. Your college attendance counts as part of your working week and you would be paid for your college day too.

What’s the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months. They are designed for unemployed people aged 16 to 24, with no or few qualifications, who have little or no work experience. Traineeships are only available to Nottingham City Homes residents.

How do I apply?
Keep an eye on our vacancy pages, particularly around the end of March. You must apply online – we don’t accept CVs.