The next stage of your application is your Apprenticeship Interview.
Your apprenticeship interview is nothing to worry about - It's just an informal discussion, where we can get to know you a little better, find out what your career goals are, and to make sure an apprenticeship is the best route for you.
Before attending your interview, to make sure you are well prepared, please read all of the information below and visit our 'Apprenticeship FAQ' page. If you have any additional questions after reading all of the information, just make a note and we are happy to answer these during your interview.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship provides you with the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours through training in the workplace, as well as classroom or workshop based learning at Boston College, all while earning a wage. Apprentices are ideal if you want to go into employment, rather than do further study. They are also ideal for those who want a change of career or want to develop the employment skills they already have.
Boston College offers a wide range of apprenticeship courses across 12 different course areas, so whatever industry you wish to progress your career within there'll be an apprenticeship for you. We offer apprenticeships in:
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Early Years and Schools
- Health and Social Care
- Motor Vehicle
Intermediate or Level 2 apprenticeships are a perfect choice if you are taking your first steps into employment. Intermediate Apprentices usually have at least a Level 1 qualification in English and maths and will work towards Level 2, if not already achieved.
Advanced or Level 3 apprenticeships are generally in roles where you work more independently and contribute at a higher level to the organisation. They will provide you with a deeper understanding of your industry and allow you to develop further, for example by going onto Degree or Higher Level programmes. Advanced Apprentices usually have a Level 2 qualification in English and maths, but if necessary the opportunity to develop these skills can be available.
Meet Our Current Apprentices
The best way to find out what an apprenticeship is really like is to hear from current and previous apprentices - visit our 'Meet our Apprentices' page to see what they had to say!