Apprenticeships

There are lots of benefits to doing an apprenticeship here at the University of Liverpool. With a large variety of apprenticeships to choose from, our schemes have been designed to give your career the best possible start.

Taking between 1 and 4 years to complete (depending on the type of apprenticeship), you will work towards a work-based qualification, such as a NVQ, gain a technical certificate, build up your knowledge and skills and earn money. 

You will also enjoy some of the benefits offered by the University such as 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), access to the Sports Centre, car parking and more.

Award-Winning Scheme

The University of Liverpool’s apprenticeship scheme has been recognised by the Universities Human Resources (UHR) award for ‘Exceptional HR Achievement’.

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To find out more about the benefits of our apprenticeship scheme at the University of Liverpool, please watch the following video:

 

Support During Training

You are supported throughout your apprenticeship, ensuring that your training needs are being met and that it offers the skills needed to satisfy national standards.

We’ll also be there if you are finding things a bit difficult.  Helping you to work through any problems you may be having.

Don’t just take our word for it!

Laura Seymour
Business Administration Apprentice

Laura joined the University in 2011 as a Secretary to the Business Services Manager in the Human Resources department. Once her apprenticeship was completed, Laura applied for and was successful at securing a position in the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Laura said, “Completing my apprenticeship with The University of Liverpool has really helped me to gain confidence within myself and in the workplace. I have really enjoyed my time in Human Resources and I am thankful for working with such a great team who have helped to support me along the way”

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Ryan Gardam
Electrical & Mechanical Apprentice

Ryan is an Electrical and Mechanical Apprentice working at The University of Liverpool within Facilities Maintenance.

He said, “Before I started working at the University I had no experience of Electrical Engineering, but I now feel confident completing tasks alone because of the knowledge I have gained. I have learned a lot more in a year and a half than I thought possible.

“This apprenticeship has helped to improve my interpersonal skills dramatically due to working with new people every day. I have really enjoyed my experience of the apprenticeship so far and it is something I would definitely recommend to other young people. It is a good alternative to University, as I will achieve qualifications that will set me up for life, as well as gaining on the job experience at the same time as earning money.”

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Sonya Taylor
Eye and Vision Laboratory Apprentice

Sonya Case Study

Sonya is an apprentice in the Eye and Vision Department at The University of Liverpool. She commenced her apprenticeship in 2014, after completing her AS Levels. 

Sonya is very happy within her work place and with her apprenticeship. She says: “One of my favourite things about my placement is that I get to do different activities. The jobs do vary a lot which means I get to do different things every day. For example, one day I may be dissecting pig eyes, the next day seeding and sub-culturing cells into well plates or cleaning and maintaining the laboratory. The main quality to this apprenticeship is that it is practical and this is one of my strengths.”

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