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Apprenticeships and Paths to Employment

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Wandsworth Lifelong Learning offers various routes to training and employment including apprenticeships, employabiliy projects, work experience and internships


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for current and future employees aged 16 to 23. Wandworth Council Apprenticeship scheme can help you decide which Apprenticeship programme is suitable for you. All apprentices will gain a national vocational qualification, fucntional skills in English, Maths and IT and, in some cases, a technical certificate.

An Apprenticeship will take between 1 - 2 years, at a minimum of 30 hours per week.

There are 3 stages in our recruitment process:
*Application Form
*Open Day (initial assessments covering Maths and English)
*Interview with suitable employer

For more information contact us on 020 8871 8627 or email Ashley Redman at

Benefits of Apprenticeships to employers:

  • Apprentices stay longer within a business
  • The scheme motivates staff and increases job satisfaction
  • Generates overall productivity
  • Recruitment is easier when training package is offered
  • Apprentices get skills and knowledge to do a better job
  • Can develop future managers from within the organisation
  • Helps business to remain up-to-date

Apprenticeship Levy

For further information on the levy please click here or alternatively contact one of our team:

Anjela Entwisle - 020 8871 5473/ 07554 330490

Ashley Redman - 020 8871 8627/ 07901 104300



Traineeships help to prepare you for the world of work and improve your chances of getting and apprenticeship or job. Traineeships are a nine week programme that include:
  • High quality work placements available in a variety of sectors including administration, retail and health and social care, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
  • Employability training to help you gain knowledge and skills to help you prepare for the working world.
  • Maths and English support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace and an opportunity to gain qualifications in these subjects.
You could be suitable for a Traineeship if you are:
  • Unemployed (or work less than 16 hours per week).
  • Able to commit to the nine week programme.
  • Aged between 16-24 and qualified below level 3 (no degree applicants).
Contact one of the advisors below to find out more about the programme:
Jackie Brown - 020 8871 8957
Mobile: 07557 863654

Sharon Williams - 020 8871 8055

Work Experience and Internships for Young People

BEST is the Education Business Partnership for Wandsworth working closely with school and college students. BEST brokers relationships with businesses to support employability skills and runs a large work experience programme.

BEST Awards evening held on Tuesday 4th November at Ernest Bevin College. The photograph shows some of the employers who have been recognised and congratulated for their support of the Work Experience and Internship programmes.  The main speaker for the evening was Brian Maynard from the St. James’ Group. The St. James Group won the Partnership Award for their valuable contribution over the past year.

For more information please view the BEST section of the Lifelong Learning website, or contact Ellie Boorer on 020 8871 8630 or email

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