Apprenticeships at Sheffield City Trust

What is an apprenticeship?

It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work.

You’re treated just like all other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

If you’re 16 or over, you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England - for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education.

When you're an apprentice:

  • you get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, sometimes  at a college, university or with a training provider
  • you train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation
  • you’re on a career path - with lots of future potential for you

Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.

You get valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn, which helps you progress in your working life.

Completing your apprenticeship means you've earned and learned. Given your training is funded by contributions from the government and your employer, and you receive a regular salary, apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder or supercharging your career.

More information on apprenticeships is available at:

What apprenticeships do you offer at Sheffield City Trust?

Currently we offer apprenticeship training to our staff in different roles and areas from ICT to Catering and Leisure at different levels up to and including Management level qualifications.

We do offer apprenticeship roles externally and these are advertised on our website.

if you would like to contact us speculatively about undertaking an apprenticeship with us, please get in touch by email at with some information about yourself and on the qualification and job role you would like to undertake as an apprenticeship and if there is nothing suitable to offer you at that particular time then we will keep your details on our database for when a suitable opportunity becomes available.