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As a Milton Keynes College apprentice, you will have access to industry-standard facilities, receive one-on-one support from an assigned mentor and benefit from all areas of student support, including counselling, careers advice and more. 

See our selection of apprenticeships below…

Hairdressing & Barbering

Hairdressing and Barbering is a vibrant fast-paced industry, with many career paths and opportunities where you will never stop learning. For example, you could be working in a busy salon, doing editorial work, or travelling the world. 

Apprentices attend college 1 day a week to complete some of the 20% off the job training. This includes professionalism, safe practices and behaviours of hairdressing and barbering, as well as theory and practical skills like shampooing, styling, cutting, colouring and perming. 

Following the assessments for the hair professional qualification, a 6-hour end point assessment will take place with an external examiner. There is then an opportunity to progress onto the Advanced and creative L3 hair professional apprenticeship. 

What we offer: 

  • Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing Route 24 months)  
  • Level 2 Hair Professional (Barbering Route 24 months)  
  • *COMING SOON* Level 3 Advanced and Creative Hair Professional (14 months) 

Business & Finance

There are lots of different careers available in the Business and Finance sector. All of these areas combine practical skills and behaviour with knowledge you gain from the College. 

Our Workplace Trainers are experts in their field and are passionate about the subjects they cover. Activities can range from using spreadsheets to accounting software, dealing with customers and resolving problems, project management and making changes, though to HR advice and employing staff. 

What we offer: 

  • Level 2 Accounts Assistant  
  • Level 3 Assistant Accountant   
  • Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician 
  • Level 3 Business Administrator   
  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner   
  • Level 3 Team Leader Supervisor

Digital & IT

As computers become more ubiquitous, so do the range of apprenticeships within the digital and IT industries. As an apprentice Information Communications Technician, your role would be wide-ranging and, on a typical day, may involve installing software, troubleshooting network problems or answering calls on a helpdesk. As a software developer, you would work as part of a team developing software for your clients. As a digital marketer, you will be involved in the designing and implementing of digital campaigns across different online and media platforms. Digital apprenticeships are typically between 18 and 24 months in duration. 

What we offer: 

  • Level 3 Information Communications Technician   
  • Level 3 Digital Marketer  
  • Level 4 Marketing Executive 
  • Level 4 Data Analyst 
  • Level 4 Software Developer  


There are a lot of different careers available in the engineering sector. For some jobs you’ll need practical skills and creativity and in others you’ll need to be good at maths and science. An interest in how things work and problem-solving skills will also help if you want to design, test and build the technology of tomorrow. 

The length of an engineering apprenticeship can be anywhere between 24 and 48 months. Attendance at College can also vary between one and three days per week. 

What We Offer:  

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative 
  • Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician  
  • Level 3 Design & Draughtsperson  
  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter  
  • Level 3 Machinist  
  • Level 3 Mechatronics Maintenance  
  • Level 3 Product Design & Development  
  • Level 3 Toolmaker & Tool & Die Maintenance  
  • Level 3 Technical Support Technician  
  • Level 3 Electrician 
  • Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician 
  • Level 4 Propulsion Technician  


We currently offer a Commis Chef apprenticeship, which is a great introduction into the hospitality career path. Career paths include working in a busy restaurant, pub, or a hotel, and it could even take you around the world. 

Apprentices attend college 1 day a week to complete 20% off the job training and the rest of the week will be spent working for an employer further developing their skills. During the Commis Chef course, apprentices learn and develop their knowledge, behaviours, and gain skills with knives, vegetables, meat, fish, doughs, pastries, and more. 

What we Offer: 

  • Level 2 Commis Chef 


What We Offer:  

  • Level 2 Groundworker 
  • Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery 
  • Level 2 Painting & Decorating  
  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative 
  • Level 3 Electrician 
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