Apprenticeship Vacancies – Applicant Information

We have apprenticeship vacancies available in a variety of industries including:

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

Contact us on (01206) 712412 or email apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk to find out more and get your career off to a flying start.

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Business and AdministrationCatering and HospitalityComputing and ITConstruction and TradesCreativeDental NursingEarly Years and ChildcareEducation and TrainingEngineering and WeldingFinancial Services and AccountingHairdressingHealthcareLeisure, Travel and TourismManagementMedia and MarketingMotor VehiclePharmaceuticalRetail and Commercial EnterpriseScienceSupporting Teaching & LearningWarehousing and Storage
  • Manningtree High School (Business Admin L2) To undertake administrative work assigned by the teachers within the departments, including department detention letters, ‘trawl’ letters, textbook return requests, assisting organising of revision classes for KS3/4.
    Wage:£108.00 per week
    Location:Manningtree
    Closing Date:20 Aug 2017
  • Crowne Plaza Resort (Business Admin L2) Answering phones and taking reservations.
    Wage:£144.00 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date:20 Aug 2017
  • Old Paint Road (Customer Service Practitioner L2) The duties will include serving customers, answering the phone, mixing paint, taking in deliveries and orders, keeping the shop stocked and clean including sweeping the shop floor each night.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Clacton
    Closing Date:27 Aug 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP (Business Admin L3) Proactively manage enquires regarding interest in working for Zero Three Care.
    Wage:£13000 per annum
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:27 Aug 2017
  • Greenfields Community Housing (Business Admin L2) We are looking for a full time apprentice who has a strong interest in working in an administrative role to join our Repairs Admin team with a ‘can do’ attitude to assist in the administration, planning and scheduling of responsive maintenance works and planned contracts.
    Wage:£7,792.20 - £14,430.00 per annum
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date:27 Aug 2017
  • DELTA T SERVICES LIMITED (Business Administration) You will support the business with smooth operations of all administrative tasks and customer service.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Maldon
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Birkett Long LLP (Business Administration Level 2) We have a vacancy for a full time administration apprentice to provide support to our BLIFA team. To provide administration and secretarial services to BLIFA team in an effective, efficient and timely manner. To create new clients and enter data on the case management system to contribute towards the smooth and efficient running of the team.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Richard De Clare Community School (Business Administration Level 2) To provide effective clerical support within the School Office.
    Wage:£113.75 per week
    Location:Halstead
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Futureglass Ltd (Business Administration Level 3) To apply you will need to submit your CV directly to: ci.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk, include the vacancy title in your email. General duties will include answering phones, database work, research, general filing and helping with social media.
    Wage:£187.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Comfort Services Group Ltd (Engineering Business Administrator Level 2) To offer administrative support for Commissioning & Water Treatment Engineers. Working closely with our engineering team to compile correct computer generated test sheets and engineers’ reports using our master templates, initially with some training and guidance as required.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Comfort Services Group Ltd (Junior Estimator-Business Admin L2) This role will be reporting to senior estimator and directors. It would involve prepping of the quotations, reading & marking of drawings in a correct way, inputting information onto quotation system and generally helping the seniors with ad hoc tasks as required on a daily basis and under supervision.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • The Galvin Green Man (Commis Chef L2) A brilliant opportunity to undertake a chef apprenticeship. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic chef to learn and develop within fast paced, highly focused and professional environment.
    Wage:£175.00 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date:20 Aug 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:27 Aug 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:28 Aug 2017
  • Avenue Bistro (Chefs Apprentice) 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 2017
  • The Barn Brasserie (Front of House Apprentice) 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:£200.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 2017
  • The Treble Tile (Front of House Apprentice) 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:28 Aug 2017
  • The Barn Brasserie (Commis Chef L2) 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:£200.00 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • The Coast Inn (Commis Chef) Support kitchen team with day-to-day preparation.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Mersea , Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • The Ship Inn (Chef de Partie L3) You will be required to run a section and help the other chefs to prepare food and carry out other tasks within your capabilities. You must be able to follow instructions and be able to work from recipes. When busy you must be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure and remain calm always.
    Wage:£11,500 per year
    Location:Frinton on Sea
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Marks Tey Hotel (Chef De Partie Advanced L3) This position is working within the kitchen team and reporting to head chef Jules Shoter who will be the day to day contact and mentor.
    Wage:£260.00 per week
    Location:Marks Tey
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Marks Tey Hotel (Commis Chef Apprenticeship L2) This position is working within the kitchen team and reporting to head chef Jules Shoter who will be the day to day contact and mentor.
    Wage:£220.00 per week
    Location:Marks Tey
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Pickering Electronics Ltd ( IT Apprentice L3) Reporting directly to the IT Manager, working within a small busy department with the opportunity to undertake a variety of duties and experience all aspects of IT operations.
    Wage:£131.25 per week
    Location:Clacton-on-Sea
    Closing Date:28 Aug 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:27 Aug 2017
  • MediaVita (Web Development Apprentice) MediaVita are looking for a talented web development apprentice to join our passionate creative marketing team based in Essex.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Kelvedon
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Cairn Brae Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017.
    Wage:£105 per week
    Location:Witham
    Closing Date: 3 Sep 2017
  • Hatfield Peverel Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Hatfield Peveral
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Bromley Road Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Alba Dental Care (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • The Essex Dental Clinic (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Earls Colne
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Bury House Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Stowmarket
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Patel Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Perfect Smile (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Sudbury
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Noel House Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Sharrow Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Olive Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Saxmundham
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • The Lisalina Smile Clinic (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Ipswich
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Wedgwood House Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Stowmarket
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Baddow (Dental Nurse Apprenticeship) We are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly, family run dental practice.
    Wage:£200.00 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Prettygate Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Foxhall Dental Surgery (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Ipswich
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • The Capel Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Ipswich
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Braintree Dental Centre (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Horn Mews Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Braintree
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 2017
  • Valley Dental Practice (Dental Nursing L3) This dental practice is looking to recruit an apprentice dental nurse ready to start college at Colchester Institute in September 2017. Commencement of work can negotiated individually depending on personal circumstances and commitments, such as GCSE or A-Level examinations.
    Wage:£122.50 per week
    Location:Clacton on Sea
    Closing Date: 4 Sep 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.

  • 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:28 Aug 2017
  • The Book Service Ltd (Assistant Accountant L3) Accounts receivable preparation, financial journals, receipts and audit activities. • Use of in-house legacy system; SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word and other CRM systems • System generated reporting as well as excel, presented to different levels • Customer liaison • Responsible for a number of customer accounts • Reporting to Team Leader • Part of a large and growing accounts receivable and accounting team
    Wage:£190.05 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:28 Aug 2017
  • Images (Hair Professional Level 2) To be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Chelmsford
    Closing Date:20 Aug 2017
  • Crowning Glory (Hair Professional L2) To be part of a team delivering quality customer care and salon services to our customers.
    Wage:£112.50 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:27 Aug 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP-Thaxted (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:20 Aug 2017
  • Zero Three Care Homes LLP-Witham (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:27 Aug 2017
  • Zero Three Care LLP-Southminster (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:27 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 2017
  • Penny Pot Residential Care Home Ltd (Adult Care Work L2) To learn how to care for elderly individuals in a care home setting, with the help and guidance of experience Care Assistants. To learn, and share knowledge and new experiences with other members of the team. To learn from other members of staff how to effectively care for service users, and to assist with the daily activities of the Care Home.
    Wage:£126 per week
    Location:Clacton-On-Sea
    Closing Date:28 Aug 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.

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.

  • 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:20 Aug 2017
  • The Dental Studio (Customer Service) You will be the contact point for any patients coming into the practice. Helping them with any enquiries they might have during their stay and booking in any further appointments.
    Wage:£113.75 per week
    Location:Colchester
    Closing Date:27 Aug 2017
  • Old Paint Road (Customer Service Practitioner L2) The duties will include serving customers, answering the phone, mixing paint, taking in deliveries and orders, keeping the shop stocked and clean including sweeping the shop floor each night.
    Wage:£140.00 per week
    Location:Clacton
    Closing Date:27 Aug 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:28 Aug 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:28 Aug 2017
  • Romstor 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:28 Aug 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.