Apprenticeship Vacancies – Applicant Information

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Dental Nursing, Engineering, Maintenance Operations, Childcare, Creative and Digital Media, Business and Administration, IT, and Health and Social Care.

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Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

  • Honeywood Community Science School (Business Administration L2) Support to the Office Manager and Clerk to the Governors, including assisting with all aspects of recruitment administration.
    Wage:£149.85 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Holmes & Hills (Business Administration Level 2) The Apprentice Business Support Assistant will perform a wide range of administrative and file management tasks The prime role of the Business Support Team is to assist each team in operating at optimum efficiency across all offices. The team are expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative and able to multi task.
    Wage:£149.85 - £260.85 Per Week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • CloudFM Group LTD (Business Administration L2) This is a varied Apprenticeship opportunity; within this role the candidate will have the opportunity to shadow each team within Cloudfm for a month
    Wage:£192.31 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Ransomes Jacobsen Limited (Business Administration L2) The Sales Office Apprenticeship will provide exposure to the tactical operations and functions of the Sales Office environment which supports the academic learning needs of the apprentice. Areas of exposure include, but are not limited to: order management, inventory management, logistic management, sales management and compliance.
    Wage:£148.00 per week.
    Location:Ipswich
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Pallet Plus Ltd (Business Administration L2) General administration that reports to the operations manager.
    Wage:£150.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Index Property Information Ltd (Business Administration) Based at Index Property Information Head Office - Your responsibilities will include general administration duties such as answering phones, filing, making payments, scanning, ordering merchandise and stationary and filing. You will also support the office with preparing for national events and sending packages.
    Wage:£150.00
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
  • Volspec Ltd (Business Administration L2) To provide day to day support within the administration department.
    Wage:£141.75 Per Week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
  • VITFOSS LIMITED (Business Administration) To assist with the smooth and effective operation of the customer services department. To provide a point of contact for all incoming customer contact and enquiries which is welcoming, informative and provides effective solutions.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Norwich
    Closing Date:17 Jul 2017
  • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries Limited (Commis Chef) Learn basic skills with regards chopping and preparing meals, with more responsibility being placed on apprentice once these skills have been mastered. Learning basic knife skills.
    Wage:£162.00 Per Week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Avenue Bistro (Chef de Partie L3) Chef to work in kitchen with small team. Head chef Behar Alcani who has worked in many top restaurants in the area will train the apprentice to be able to run the kitchen.
    Wage:£260.00 per week
    Location:Frinton-On-Sea
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Treble Tile (Food and Drink Service) You will be supporting the hospitality team in providing excellent customer service and ensuring the smooth running of the restaurant and bar.
    Wage:£120 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Crown Plaza (Commis Chef) Guests love to enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared and beautifully presented food. To deliver a great guest experience – a Cook/Commis Chef, as a member of the kitchen team, will assist in preparing food in a timely manner, helping guests to have memorable experiences whenever and wherever they dine.
    Wage:£216.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Shepherd (Chef De Partie) You will support the Head Chef and colleagues in the kitchen at 'The Shepherd' in Langham. This will include preparing meat, fish, poultry and vegetable dishes as well adhere to all aspects of health and safety.
    Wage:£200 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • University Of Essex (Catering Production L2) Working in our Catering Department at the University of Essex you will report to our Head Chef Coordinator. You will be responsible for ensuring that a first class food service experience is delivered to our members at all times.
    Wage:£196.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Crown Plaza (Team Leader) To deliver a great guest experience a Bar Supervisor will ensure that they and their team of bar tenders will prepare beverages and or/ serve food in a timely manner, helping guests to have a memorable experiences whenever and wherever they drink.
    Wage:£216.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Barn Brasserie (Hospitality L2) Working with the talented front of house team at the barn brasserie. You will be serving customers on a daily basis. The barn also caters for weddings and functions of small and large parties.
    Wage:£180.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Barn Brasserie (Commis Chef) Working the kitchen brigade preparing food for customers from breakfast to dinner. This position will include banqueting for weddings and other functions up to 120 covers.
    Wage:£180.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Smart School of Cookery (Chef de Partie) Chef de Partie Apprentice required to train to become part of our team of Chefs and to teach our menus to groups of up to 20 people,up to 4 times a day.
    Wage:£280.00 per week
    Location:London/Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Complete Hotel Services Ltd -The Vine Inn (Hospitality Level 2) The Hospitality team member role involves working in both the front of house & back of house (kitchen) areas of this pub restaurant with the overall aim of a career within the hospitality industry.
    Wage:£140 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Rose and Crown (Chefs Apprentice) As a Chefs Apprentice, you will be working with the Head Chef and other Chefs in the kitchen. You will be adhering to the health and safety policies and preparing and cooking dishes for the restaurant and new bed and breakfast rooms.
    Wage:£180.00 per week
    Location:Clacton-on-Sea
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • The Crown Plaza (Food and Drink Service) Food & Beverage Apprentice required to deliver a great guest experience, preparing beverages and or/ serve food in a timely manner, helping guests to have memorable experiences whenever and wherever they drink.
    Wage:£216.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
  • Harry’s Bar & Restaurant (Chef’s Assistant) Working in the kitchen with the team of chefs where you will prepare and cook ingredients for the restaurant.
    Wage:£220.00 Per Week
    Location:Clacton-On-Sea
    Closing Date:17 Jul 2017
  • Sherwin Business Systems Ltd (IT Professional) We are looking for an apprentice to join our team as a developer, specialising in desktop applications. Key responsibilities will include working with the head of development to continue to enhance and adapt our current software solutions and also create new solutions to meet customer requirements and expectations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Clacton-on-Sea
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Thurstable School (Infrastructure Technician in E-Learning Centre) Support the IT Technicians with E-Learning Centre (ELC) lesson bookings. To provide technical support in primary school, this could include assisting with PC and hardware maintenance, Interactive White Board maintenance, infrastructure maintenance.
    Wage:£140.00
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Printwize (Print Production) The role will be primarily based within the Studio and Digital Print room but all aspects of the print industry will be constantly shown and experienced by the candidate to aid in their training.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Witham
    Closing Date: 3 Jul 2017

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

  • North Essex Multi-Academy Trust (Learning Mentor Apprenticeship) You will support teachers in the classroom with students who require additional support for their learning. This will include one to one support, interpreting, guiding, helping with equipment, examinations and facilitating with the smooth day to day organisation.
    Wage:£129.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date:17 Jul 2017
  • Pacepacker Services Limited (Engineering Manufacture L3) To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work. Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.
    Wage:£162.00 - £282.00 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Pacepacker Services Limited (Manufacturing Engineering – Mechanical L3) To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work. Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.
    Wage:£162.00 - £282.00 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Micromech Ltd (Applications Sales Engineer) During the apprenticeship we aim to introduce the apprentice to all aspects of the business. Where practical the apprentice will spend time in the following departments: Wiring, System engineering, Sales, Technical sales, Operations.
    Wage:£185.00 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Braintree District Council (Maintenance Engineering) You will be required to undertake basic repairs and maintenance tasks on a range of horticultural plant and machinery, including tractors, used for grass cutting, hedge trimming, the planting of flower beds, shrub pruning, bed maintenance and initial sports field marking.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • SRL TECHNICAL SERVICES LTD (Engineering Manufacture L2) The role requires the apprentice to help with the day to day maintenance and installation of the equipment as well as analysing the noise, dust and vibration data.
    Wage:£243.75 Per Week
    Location:Sudbury
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
  • Nico Manufacturing Limited (Engineering Technician) Apprentice toolmaker, reporting to the toolroom supervisor and working with 8 other toolmakers in the manufacture and service of power press, plastic mould injection and diecast tooling.
    Wage:£252 per week
    Location:Clacton-on-Sea
    Closing Date:31 Jul 2017
  • Hype Hair Design (Hair Professional) Hairdressing Apprentice required to be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers.
    Wage:£129.50 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • All About You (Hairdressing Level 2) To be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers. Your role will include general reception duties, taking appointments over the phone and face to face and general salon duties, assisting stylists with client based services, maintaining salon cleaning duties.
    Wage:£134.75 per week
    Location:Clacton on Sea
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Flatmead Ltd (Care Assistant) We are a residential home for adults with learning disabilities. We support people by providing person-centred care in a homely and caring environment.
    Wage:£136.50
    Location:Clacton-on-Sea
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
    Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
    Location:Witham
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker, our service users are young adults, predominately male with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
    Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week.
    Location:Hatfield Peveral
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
    Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
    Location:Southminster
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
    Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
    Location:Thaxted
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP (Adult Care Worker L2) The role is a Support Worker and our service users are young adults, predominately male, with a diagnosis of either a learning disability or autism.
    Wage:£286.12 - £292.50 per week
    Location:Cressing
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • Cheviot Nursing Home (Health and Social Care) Healthcare Apprentice working within the Nursing home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team and nursing staff with care for patients.
    Wage:£279.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Freda Gunton Residential Home (Health and Social Care) Healthcare Apprentice working within the Residential home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team with care for residents.
    Wage:£279.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Reed Care Home Ltd (Health and Social) Support Worker working within in care home setting. Responsibilities include supporting the team with care for clients.
    Wage:£105.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Ideal Home Care Ltd (Health and Social Care) To care for and encourage service clients in their own homes, based on their own individual circumstances, enabling them to be independent in their own homes.
    Wage:£248.00 - £260.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Bloomsbury Home Care Limited (Personal Care Assistant) Your responsibility is to provide personal, domestic and social care, in line with the procedures manual and standards of Bloomsbury Home care, to allow elderly and disabled people to live in their own homes for as long as they wish. Your work will focus mainly within Colchester and surrounding areas.
    Wage:£150.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

  • The Crown Plaza (Team Leader) To deliver a great guest experience a Bar Supervisor will ensure that they and their team of bar tenders will prepare beverages and or/ serve food in a timely manner, helping guests to have a memorable experiences whenever and wherever they drink.
    Wage:£216.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Alpha Publishing (Digital Marketing) Your role will be varied and will include data entry, web maintenance, web creation, customer liaison, image editing, advert set-up and various other marketing duties.
    Wage:£127.75 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

  • BEAUTY EDUCATION LTD (Customer Service Practitioner L2) To support with all aspects of business administration Working directly to Danny Arpels, your induction will be covered by the whole team with elements of shadowing and working alongside all team members. After completing your probation you will still report to Danny but use your own initiative to plan your work and keep abreast of tasks.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Norfolk
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • LOCKHART-CATOR LIMITED (Customer Service Practitioner L2) This is a new role in an expanding business. Supporting the existing team you will be responsible for all back office support to ensure that the cars have all their paperwork up to date and to hand for easy sales and processing.
    Wage:£105.00 per week
    Location:Norfolk
    Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
  • St Lawrence Inn Ltd (Customer Service) Customer service is key and you will be working in all areas of the business communicating with customers. We are looking for a Customer Service Apprentice to join the team.
    Wage:£140 per week
    Location:Southminster (Maldon)
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Sports Innovation Ltd (Customer Service) We are looking to invest in the long term development and training of a customer service representative, from initial ground level through to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the sports retail industry.
    Wage:£120.00 - £150.00 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • Romstar Ltd (Customer Service) Initially working as part of the contracts department you will be focused on learning about the business and developing a good knowledge of products and assist in putting together cost estimates based on information provided by sales team or customers.
    Wage:£175.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date: 9 Jul 2017
  • JD Robertson & Co Ltd (Reception and Counter Service) Liaising with customers via emails, phone calls and face to face to answer general enquiries. To comply at all times with J.D.Robertson & Co.Ltd Health, Safety & Environment policy.
    Wage:£151.80 per week.
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017
  • Sunfold Systems (Customer Service L2) This is a very exciting and varied role, the business is looking for someone who can come in and learn all aspects of the business, this will involve alongside our customers to support with their requirements.
    Wage:£162.00 per Week
    Location:Norfolk
    Closing Date:10 Jul 2017

Become a part of our talent pool!

We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.

    Become a part of our talent pool!

    We currently have no apprenticeship vacancies available in this area. If you have been unable to find a vacancy suitable to you, we encourage you to send in a copy of your updated CV to CI.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk so we can match you up with an employer. Please be aware that this will not be a one-to-one service and you are likely to be up against other applicants in the short listing and interviewing process.