Apprenticeships are great news for employers, as well as giving young people a real opportunity to learn a valuable skill, while earning at the same time. 

Highbury College is already one of the largest providers of Apprenticeship training in Hampshire and the South East with companies such as Lockheed Martin, BAE, IBM, Canon UK, Airbus, Rolls Royce and Ben Ainslie Racing choosing to train their Apprentices with us.


If you are an employer looking to recruit an apprentice, at Highbury you will benefit from our world-class facilities, expert tuition and dedicated business support to help you source the right apprentice and the most suitable training programme to fit your needs. 

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If you are looking to become an apprentice, at Highbury you will benefit from earning a wage, you will train alongside experienced staff, achieve a qualification, learn new skills and boost your job prospects. 

Sound good?

Check out our current apprenticeship vacancies here

Apprenticeship Vacancies with Highbury College

If you can't find what you're looking for, don't worry you can register with Highbury Employment Services, who will let you know as soon as a suitable apprenticeship becomes available.


Alternatively, all this week our Apprenticeship Pop-up Job Shop will be located in the student common areas at Highbury Campus, Northarbour and HCPC between 12noon - 1.30pm every day. Drop-in to view all our vacancies, get some application advice and ask any questions you may have.

Five Common Myths about Apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships are only for people who can’t get into university 

Apprenticeships are an alternative route to employment and are for anyone who enjoys hands on learning rather than going to university. So if you’re looking to save money, Apprenticeships could be a better option than university and a more secure way of entering the world of employment.

Apprenticeships are only available in blue collar industries such as construction 

This is not the case anymore. Apprenticeships are available in almost any industry you can think of, whether it’s for a small business or a corporate company.  You can do an Apprenticeship in anything from Law to Accountancy, IT to Creative & Media Studies. 

University is a better route into employment than Apprenticeships 

Not necessarily.  Doing an Apprenticeship puts you straight into a job that you are more likely to stay in once the scheme finishes. So, if you already have an idea about what you want to do as a career then doing an Apprenticeship will put you in the perfect position to develop your career within a company and gain an understanding of a working environment. Apprentices have job-specific skills that most graduates don’t, which places them in a better position when looking for employment. 

You won’t earn as much as a graduate if you do an apprenticeship 

Apprentices earn money from day one, even if it’s a reduced wage. By the time graduates are placed within a role, some apprentices could already be in a managerial position and would have had a significant increase in their wage. 

Apprenticeships are only for young people leaving secondary school 

No. You can start an Apprenticeship at any age, as long as you're aged 16 and have completed Year 11.  Apprenticeships start throughout the year and you can be an apprentice at any working age – even in your 30s and 40s. They're also available across different levels depending on what types of qualification you have.

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