Apprenticeships with Skills for Work

What are Apprenticeships in England?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you will earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the workplace. Training will include on the job training and arranged workshop sessions at a training centre.

To be considered for an apprenticeship programme in England​, you need to be:

  • aged 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

How do Apprenticeships work?

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.

Apprenticeships would suit someone who:

  • has a clear idea of the type of career they wish to pursue
  • is willing to commit to work and study, but would prefer a more practical and work-related approach to learning
  • is ready to start work with an employer, and be based in the workplace most of the time
  • is well organised and able to cope with the competing demands of work and academic study at the same time
  • is ready to be assessed through a mix of assignments and written work, including essays, reports, practical exercises, end tests, and exams

What subjects and levels can I study?

Skills for Work offer Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Business Administration     Levels 2 &  3
  • Customer Service                Levels 2 & 3
  • Team Leader/Manager         Levels,2, 3 &  5
  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer Level 3

 An Apprenticeship comprises:

  • Practical skills, knowledge and behaviours in specific occupational areas
  • Functional Skills e.g. English, Maths and in some cases ICT

Will I get paid?

Yes, the minimum salary is £3.70 per hour; however, many apprentices can earn more depending on their employer.

How long do Apprenticeships take?

Apprenticeships can take on average 12 to 18 months to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices ability and the Industry Sector.

Skills for Work is an established training provider and part of Bradford Council. Training is individually designed to meet your needs and is delivered by friendly, helpful staff that will support you throughout your Apprenticeship.

For more information call Peter Williams or Adele Foulstone on 01274 432170.

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Crafty Creations at Bradford City Library. A range of free craft and building activities. Get creative with building foam, pebble painting, plant in a pot and a variety of painting and colouring activities to inspire children.

Upcoming Events at Keighley Library

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Crafts

Keighley Library
November 10th
10am – 3pm

Calling all crafters and makers! Would you like a table selling your crafts at our second Christmas Craft Fair in Keighley Library?

Tables are £10 each.
For more information or to book a table email dionne.hood@bradford.gov.uk

Tel: 01535 618211 or pop into Keighley Library and leave your name at the desk.

Archiving Emily

Corbett Harlow


Local Studies , Keighley Library
20th October
10am – 4pm


Celebrating Emily Brontë’s 200th anniversary, Archiving Emily is a day workshop with poet Sarah Corbett and novelist Nicola Harlow delving into Keighley Library’s Local Studies unique Brontë archive. In the morning we will explore aspects of the archive, with the afternoon devoted to creative writing exercises inspired by Emily’s poetry and fiction. The workshop is open to all.

Please bring your own lunch although drinks will be provided. Pencils and writing pads/notebooks only please.

Sarah Corbett is a poet and Creative Writing tutor. Her fifth collection of poetry, A Perfect Mirror, responding to the landscape of West Yorkshire and the Lake District, was published by Pavilion Poetry/Liverpool University Press in 2018. Sarah teaches Creative Writing for Lancaster University and lives in Hebden Bridge.

Nicky Harlow is a published novelist and broadcaster living in West Yorkshire. She is an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University, where she has just completed a PhD in Creative Writing. She is currently working on a new novel in which Emily Bronte is a major character.

£10/£5 concessions. Pay on the day.

To book:   https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bradfordlibraries