How to apply for an apprenticeship

Applying for an apprenticeship

We offer a huge variety of apprenticeships based at specialist training facilities at either our Dartford or Gravesend campus - see the list on the right hand side. 

These include:

Business and Finance

AAT Accountancy
Business Administration


Carpentry & Wood Occupations
Painting & Decorating


Electrical Installation
Engineering Level 2
Engineering Level 3
Motor Vehicle Level 3
Plumbing & Heating Level 2
Plumbing & Heating Level 3
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Marine & Maritime Occupations

Maritime Caterer
Maritime Officer of the Watch
Maritime Studies
Maritime Studies (BML)

Service Industries and Education 

Catering- Commis Chef
Catering- Hospitality Team Member
Hairdressing & Barbering at The Lee Stafford Academy
Learning Support Assisstant

We also partner with MidKent College to provide additional apprenticeship training programmes under the Skills Hub Kent and Medway. These apprenticeships are based at either College’s campuses in Dartford, Gravesend, Medway or Maidstone. See the Skills Hub page for additional programmes.

How do I apply?

Firstly, you must find an apprenticeship before you start your training programme with us.

If you have an organisation ready to take you on as an apprentice, call us to arrange setting up an apprenticeship framework/standard with you and your employer. We can then support you both throughout your training.

If you are looking for an organisation who can offer you an apprenticeship, there are plenty of vacancies advertised on both our College and Skills Hub websites. Check for vacancies on here or at the Skills Hub or you can visit the National Apprenticeship Service for vacancies available nationally and apply online. You’ll need to set up an account to use this service, but it’s very simple.

Once you’ve applied you will go through a normal interview process with the employer. Usually the employer will already have set up the training programme with us before this stage, but if not we can help both you and your employer with the apprenticeship training programme.

Search apprenticeship vacancies online:


Can't find a vacancy right now?

We strongly recommend that you start a full time course with the College in your chosen career. This will mean you are training in the skills you will require to become an apprentice. When vacancies arise you will be ahead of other candidates who apply, as you will be part-trained. We find that employers prefer to employ apprentices who have already started training through a full time course.

See our full time courses here and decide which career path you would like to take. Vacancies for apprentices are advertised at College throughout the year, so you can apply at any time and transfer to an apprenticeship with an employer when a vacancy arises.