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Apprenticeships Explained

Earn while you learn as an apprentice

Apprenticeships give you an opportunity to learn and gain a recognised qualification whilst you work. All apprenticeships are paid and you will be expected to work for a minimum of 30 hours a week, which includes the time you spend at college. You will spend most of your time within your workplace and the rest of your training will be provided by the College normally on a one day a week basis, although variations can apply according to the programme. There is no upper age limit to become an apprentice but you need to be at least 16

To become an apprentice you will need to apply for an apprenticeship job vacancy or speak to a business and have them take you on as an apprentice. We can support you through this process helping you with CV writing, interview tips and speaking to the business about the benefits of employing an apprentice. 

Register with our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and we’ll send you the latest vacancies that suit your profile, when they become available. Call 0330 123 4785 or email

Watch our apprenticeship welcome video by Justin Olosunde, Assistant Principal External Engagement & Business Innovation at The Cornwall College Group

Our apprenticeships

  • Marine Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Gas & Heating
  • Property Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Furniture Making
  • Trowel
  • Paint & Decorating
  • Electrical
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture/Landscaping
  • Arborist
  • Land-based Engineering
  • Animal Care
  • Vet Nursing
  • Equine
  • Catering
  • Hairdressing
  • Events
  • Accountancy
  • Digital Support
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration

See our Rural Apprenticeships

Duchy College

Bicton College

Click the subjects that interest you.
Use Live Chat in the bottom right hand corner to ask questions at any time.


Painting & Decorating

Carpentry & Joinery


Plumbing & Heating


Engineering & Motor Vehicle


Motor Vehicle

Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering

Gas Engineering

Hair Professional

Professional Services


Digital Technician

Business Administration

Event Assistant

Customer Service

Professional Cookery & Hospitality

Commis Chef & Chef de Partie

Watch to find out more  

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