Earn while you learn 

So, you're considering an apprenticeship, and we can't blame you, there are so many reasons why they are a great option, so we've listed our top reasons on this page.

Top reasons to choose an apprenticeship

  • We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region, offering over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

  • You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.81 an hour.

    (April 2022)

  • Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving a fast track route to career success.

  • With support from your employer and the college, you'll get the best of both worlds to make sure you achieve.

  • An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs.

  • The qualifications, skills and experience will look super impressive on your CV.  Your apprenticeship could even turn into a full-time job.

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.