Ready to earn while you learn?

Do you know what profession is right for you? Are you looking to earn a wage? Do you want to learn a trade on a practical, hands-on course? Then choosing an apprenticeship could be the perfect fit.

Apprenticeships are tailored around the needs of employers so you’ll gain invaluable experience and develop skills that employers within that industry really want. We have links with fantastic employers across a range of different industries and trades.

For some employers, an employee with an apprenticeship can be more valuable than one with other qualifications, as it shows you’ve got the skills and knowledge to hit the ground running.

At City Training Services, part of Bradford College, we’ve been delivering apprenticeships for over 30 years, so it goes without saying that if you choose to study your apprenticeship with us you’re in safe hands.

You’ll mostly learn through ‘on-the-job’ training, which is exactly what it says on the tin. Working within your chosen trade, getting hands-on training from your employer, giving you skills to last a lifetime. Then there’s usually one day a week ‘off-the-job’ training in College.

After completing your apprenticeship you can progress to a higher level of apprenticeship, meaning you’ll get a university level qualification without the burden of student debt.


“Learning whilst you are in the workplace means you’re always picking new things up. There’s no replacement for real hands-on experience.”

– Conner Cadden, Apprentice Business Administrator.  

Apprenticeship Week 2019

This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships brought the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

Higher Education

After completing an apprenticeship programme, it’s common that most people carry on working in that chosen field. However you could still go to University or study other qualifications. 

What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies.

To find a specific apprenticeship you’re interested in, visit City Training Services.

Open event

Find out more about our huge range of apprenticeships, traineeships and Higher Level Apprenticeships at our Open Event on Saturday 1 June, 11am - 2pm.

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