We are still accepting applications for September 2020 starts.

Our campuses remain closed for the foreseeable future 

Easter Closure and return to study

The College will be closed from Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), there will be no work set for classroom based courses over this normal 2 week holiday period, however we will be returning to remote working on Wednesday 15th April for staff to continue to prepare online learning and resources.

UCC students and Apprentices will return to their online remote learning on Monday 20th April.

Further Education students will return to online remote learning on Wednesday 22nd April. This delay is to allow teaching staff to prepare materials for the next few weeks of online learning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April.

Latest Apprenticeship Vacancies

We have apprenticeship vacancies available throughout the year in a variety of industries including Dental Nursing, Engineering, Maintenance, Early years, Business Administration, IT, and more.

Please use the menu below to browse through the industry sectors in which we currently have live apprenticeship vacancies.

Accounting, Procurement and Financial Services
Building, Decorating and Property Maintenance
Business Administration and Logistics
Carpentry and Joinery
Catering and Hospitality
Childcare and Education
Customer Service
Dental, Health and Care
Engineering and Manufacturing
Accounting, Procurement and Financial Services
  • CVR GLOBAL LLP – Accounting Apprentice

    Apprentice Accounts Analyst

    This is an opportunity to join a growing national business recovery and restructuring practice. The role would consist of assisting and supporting the Colchester team on a portfolio of cases, gaining varied experience of both corporate and personal clients in a professional environment.Location: ColchesterWage: £11,960.00 annually Employer Name: CVR GLOBAL LLPRef: VAC001629234
Building, Decorating and Property Maintenance
  • SIMCOTT GROUP LIMITED – Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice

    Multi Trade Apprentice

    Working in properties, making repairs as required. These can be a variety of issues such as carpentry, decorating, plastering and cleaning. All appointments are booked through the Simcott office.

    Location: Witham Wage: £174.00 – £328.40 weekly Employer Name: SIMCOTT GROUP LIMITEDRef: VAC001613905
Business Administration and Logistics
  • ALPH L&C LIMITED – Business Administration Apprentice

    Apprentice Business Administrator

    The role is mainly general administration work, this will include communication with clients and the general public via email or telephone and monitoring this correspondence. Also updating in-house systems and maintaining information on Excel. Creating files, monitoring and updating them.Location: ClactonWage: £175.00 – £245.00 weeklyEmployer Name: ALPH L&C LIMITEDRef: VAC001627861
  • Sports Innovation Ltd – Business Administrator Apprentice

    Business Administration Apprentice

    The role will focus on Business Administration, assisting with orders that we receive on-line, communicating with Customers by email (and some phone calls.) This will involve a variety of tasks, from monitoring stock and deliveries, helping monitor stock control, processing and entering orders.Location: BraintreeWage: £160.00 weekly Employer Name: Sports Innovation LtdRef: VAC001613195
  • YEP SCHOOLS DIRECT LIMITED – Business Administrator Apprentice

    Reception / Customer Service Operator Apprentice

    General office admin, front of house, telephone queries from schools and parents. First contact for phones and queries, processing orders, data entry, quality control. As part of this role you will be completing the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard with Colchester Institute as the Training Provider.Location: Dedham (Colchester)Wage: £146.25 weekly Employer Name: YEP SCHOOLS DIRECT LIMITEDRef: VAC001617160
Carpentry and Joinery
  • ALAN BENDER LIMITED – Carpentry Apprentice

    Carpentry Apprentice

    Assisting the Site Carpenter in all repair, construction and maintenance works. Carrying out set tasks as instructed by the Site Supervisor and adhering to Site Health & Safety Regulations and Procedures. As part of the role you will attend once per week at Colchester Institute to study the Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship StandardLocation: Fordstreet (Colchester)Wage: £166.00 weeklyEmployer Name: ALAN BENDER LIMITEDRef: VAC001627898
  • ASPINALL & ARMSTRONG LTD – Carpentry Apprentice

    Apprentice Carpenter / Joiner

    Learning to read drawings and produce a variety of carpentry, wall panelling, kitchens and tea points and much more. Spraying furniture and learning hand tools skills.

    Location: Russell Green (Chelmsford)Wage: £182.00 – £348.80 weekly Employer Name: ASPINALL & ARMSTRONG LTDRef: VAC001621511
Catering and Hospitality
  • The Nurture Barn Ltd – Hospitality Team Member Apprentice

    Hospitality Team Member Apprentice

    To handle preparation of hot and cold breakfasts and lunches, cakes and pastries, pastas, soups, salads, casseroles, biscuits, purees etc. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.Location: Great Bardfield (Braintree)Wage: £130.50 – £246.30 weekly Employer Name: The Nurture Barn LtdRef: VAC001620412
Childcare and Education
  • Brimpton House Day Nursery – Childcare Apprentice

    Childcare Apprentice

    As part of this role you will be working toward the Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute. You will assist the Nursery staff to provide a safe and nurturing environment for every child and will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure that you meet the needs of every child.Location: Kelvedon Wage: £182.00 – £348.80 weekly Employer Name: Brimpton House Day NurseryRef: VAC001625499
  • CHANGE SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprentice

    Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

    To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures. Working with individual or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff. You will be working towards the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Apprenticeship.Location: ClactonWage: £124.50 weekly Employer Name: CHANGE SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP (Cann Hall Primary School) Ref: VAC001624138
Customer Service
  • Sports Innovation Ltd – Customer Service Apprentice

    Apprentice Customer Service and Shop Assistant

    The role will focus on Customer Service, assisting Customers who visit our shop and Customer orders that we receive on-line. This will involve a variety of tasks, from booking in and checking deliveries. Helping monitor stock control, processing orders which will involve assisting with wrapping and packing ordersLocation: BraintreeWage: £160.00 weekly Employer Name: Sports Innovation LtdRef: VAC001613210
Dental, Health and Care
  • Essex Blind Charity – Adult Care Worker Apprentice

    Apprentice Care Assistant

    To effectively support all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Home in line with Essex Blind Charity’s policies in the best interests of residents to provide a safe, stimulating, happy and therapeutic environment by providing high standards of personal care.Location: Frinton-on-SeaWage: £145.25 – £175.00 weeklyEmployer Name: Essex Blind CharityRef: VAC001623328
  • Zero Three Care Homes – Adult Care Worker Apprentice

    Apprentice Support Worker

    You will support young adults with autism and learning disabilities to lead fulfilled and independent lives. As well as helping them with the daily tasks of looking after themselves and living in their home, you will help them access the community and local area, attending clubs, local leisure facilities, or even going out in the countryside.  Location: BraintreeWage: £325.00Employer Name: Zero Three Care Homes Ref: VAC001591118
  • Zero Three Care Homes – Adult Care Worker Apprentice

    Apprentice Support Worker

    You will support young adults with autism and learning disabilities to lead fulfilled and independent lives. As well as helping them with the daily tasks of looking after themselves and living in their home, you will help them access the community and local area, attending clubs, local leisure facilities, or even going out in the countryside.Location: Dunmow Wage: £325.00Employer Name: Zero Three Care HomesRef: VAC001591011
  • Zero Three Care Homes – Adult Care Worker Apprentice

    Apprentice Support Worker

    You will support young adults with autism and learning disabilities to lead fulfilled and independent lives. As well as helping them with the daily tasks of looking after themselves and living in their home, you will help them access the community and local area, attending clubs, local leisure facilities, or even going out in the countryside.Location: Witham Wage: £325.00Employer Name: Zero Three Care HomesRef: VAC001591135
Engineering and Manufacturing
  • S G Technologies Group Limited – Engineering Apprentice

    Engineering Mechatronics Technician Apprentice

    This is a great opportunity for apprentices to get practical experience in a British owned company competing in a global market in business for over 60 years. You will be working alongside skilled engineers maintaining and improving automated manufacturing equipment, supplying products to prestigious customers in the automotive and other sectors.Location: Rainham Wage: £16,500.00 annually Employer Name: S G Technologies Group LimitedRef: VAC001611768