Construction Maintenance Apprenticeships

Contact: Richard Tordoff on 01756 693 687 or email

The Construction Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship is a multi-skilled construction route which will equip you with a broad range of skills and enable you to develop the practical experience and knowledge required for maintenance operations. This includes elements of carpentry & joinery, brickwork, painting & decorating, plastering and basic plumbing and is aimed at people who are working for a construction firm, developing property or working in a general maintenance role.

  • No current vacancies
Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeships

Contact: Richard Tordoff on 01756 693 687 or email

The Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship offers both bench and site joinery pathways. As an Apprentice you will develop the foundation skills of the trade at this level and will also learn how to safely use hand and power tools to assist with the construction, maintenance or repair of wooden structures/products etc.

There are no vacancies in Carpentry and Joinery at this time.

Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships

Contact: Jayne Greenwood on 01756 693 689 or email

This Apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and understanding required to be employed in the industry and could ultimately lead to a future in salon management or ownership. You will enhance your technical and creative skills in beauty therapies, customer service, client management and health and safety and develop your abilities in a wide range of cosmetic applications. As a Beauty Therapy Apprentice, you will assist senior therapists and learn a range of skills, such as how to improve facial skin conditions, spray tan, shape brows, apply make-up and perform hand and foot treatments.

There are no current vacancies in Beauty Therapy.

Chef Apprenticeships

Contact: Lorraine Dunn on 01756 693 687 or email

Becoming a professional chef is not for the weak-hearted, it's hard work, long hours and often pressured and HOT! But if you are passionate about working in a professional kitchen with a love of food & ingredients and a creative flair, an Apprenticeship is the perfect way to get into this growing and exciting industry.

Current vacancies for a Commis Chef Apprenticeship:

The Yorkshire Dales:

  • The Secret Garden Bistro at Beck Hall Hotel - Malham
  • Malham Tarn Field Centre - Malham
  • The Plough Inn - Wigglesworth
  • The Craven Arms - Appletreewick
  • The Clarendon Hotel - Hebden
  • Hebden Tea Rooms - Hebden
  • The Old School Tea Room - Hebden
  • The George Inn - Hubberholme
  • Devonshire Hotel - Grassington
  • The Black Horse - Grassington
  • Queen Arms - Litton
  • Stump Cross Caverns - Nr Pateley Bridge
  • Kilnsey Park Farm - Kilnsey
  • The Station Inn - Horton in Ribblesdale
  • The Wheatsheaf - Ingleton
  • The Traddock - Austwick
  • Craven Arms - Giggleswick
  • Giggleswick School - Giggleswick
  • Falcon Manor Hotel - Settle
  • The Brasserie at the Courtyard - Settle
  • Griddle & Sizzle - Settle
  • Ilkley and surrounding area:
  • The Black Hat - Ilkley
  • The Hermit Inn - Burley Woodhead
  • The Craven Heifer - Addingham
  • The Askwith Arms - Askwith
  • The Wheatley Arms - Ben Rhydding
  • West Yorkshire/Aire Valley
  • The Dog & Gun - Glusburn
  • The Busfeild Arms - East Morton
  • Kirkgate Centre - Shipley
  • The Three Acres - Keighley
  • The Kings Arms - Haworth
  • Waterside Restaurant - Shipley
  • Harlequin Bistro - Cowling
  • Don't Tell Titus - Saltaire
  • Skipton and surrounding area
  • The Bull - Broughton
  • The Castle Inn - Skipton
  • The Tempest Arms - Elslack
  • Coniston Hall - Coniston Cold
  • Abbey Tea Rooms - Bolton Abbey
  • The Tea Cottage - Bolton Abbey
  • The Anchor - Gargrave
  • Hopper Lane - Blubberhouses
  • Lancashire
  • The Old Stone Trough - Kelbrook
Business Apprenticeships

Contact: The Apprenticeship Team on 01756 693 981 or email

Business Apprenticeships will vary depending on the organisation you are working within. Whilst the general administrative duties may be similar from workplace to workplace, the difference will come from the additional tasks you may be employed to do. You will frequently assist with finance and payroll, human resources, marketing and social media, reception duties, sales and events and have the opportunity to grow and develop within the organisation taking on addition responsibilities as you gain more confidence and skills.

If you are looking to start a career within business and you are ready to work and learn, this route is the perfect opportunity to help you get started.

Current vacancies in Business:

  • Brooks Bank Industries Ltd - Elslack
  • Windle Beech Winthrop - Skipton
  • Templars Medical Agency UK - Broughton Nr. Skipton
  • Verner Wheelock - Broughton Hall Estate
Horticulture Apprenticeships

Contact: Sally Whitaker on 01756 693 685 or email

Horticulture Apprenticeships are designed to help you experience a wide range of duties depending on the services that the employer provides to its clients. Your duties will range from grass cutting, hedge trimming and general garden maintenance to soft and hard landscaping and sometimes specialist tree work. You need to be physically fit and prepared to work outdoors in all weather. If this type of work is what you are looking for, apply now.

Accounting Apprenticeships

Contact: Lorraine Dunn on 01756 693 687 or email

Accounting Apprenticeships are designed to fit the recruitment needs of chartered accountancy businesses and accounts departments within any type of business, big or small. Having a head for numbers and a good grasp of the English language as well as good communication skills, are a must in this industry. As an Apprentice you can progress from a Level 3 to a Level 4 through an Apprenticeship whilst dealing with real clients, budgets and deadlines on a daily basis, therefore gaining valuable industry experience at the same time as whilst getting qualified. If you are looking to start a career in accounting, this is an excellent way in.

There are no current vacancies in Accounting:

Customer Service Apprenticeships

Contact: The Apprenticeship Team on 01756 693 981 or email

Customer Service Apprenticeships vary greatly across all sectors and can fit a wide variety of roles. Good communication and interpersonal skills are the tools of the trade in any customer facing role. Whether you are dealing with customers face to face or via email or telephone, developing and honing your Customer Service skills can help retain customers, increase sales opportunities, improve customer relations and enhance the business in many other ways.

Customer Service vacancies:

  • Acorn Stairlifts - Steeton
  • Dyneley House GP Surgery - Skipton
Painting & Decorating Apprenticeships

Contact: Susan Ramsden on 01756 693 689 or email

As a Painting & Decorating Apprentice you will learn a variety of skills such as: preparing surfaces, matching colours, applying coatings, hanging patterned wallpaper and working with a variety of materials from gloss paint to Artex. Working in both domestic and commercial environments, you could be updating a tired colour scheme in someone's home, realising an interior designer's vision for a grand hotel or skilfully restoring original features in a listed building.

Current vacancies in Painting & Decorating:

Adult Care Worker Apprenticeships

Contact: Susan Ramsden on 01756 693 689 or email

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone's life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person's own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Current Vacancies in Adult Care:

  • Carers & Companions - Ilkley
Front of House Hospitality Apprenticeships

Contact: Lorraine Dunn on 01756 693 687 or email

As a Front of House Hospitality Apprentice, you will need to be someone with excellent customer service skills and an ability to learn about the food and beverages on offer. You will also need to be able to deal with any issues and complaints in an efficient and professional manner. Being front of house, you will be representing the business and will be responsible for ensuring your patrons have an excellent experience and want to return for another visit!

Current vacancies for Front of House:

  • Rendezvous Hotel - Skipton
  • The Tempest Arms - Elslack
  • The Bull Inn - Broughton
IT, Software, Web & Networking Apprenticeships

Contact: Sarah Haworth on 01756 693 686 or email

Jobs in the IT sector vary from business to business and Craven College are offering two new Apprenticeship Standards. They are both Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships and will follow one of the following pathways:

Software Development Technician - aimed at roles in Software Support, Software development, Web development, Software tester,. Application development, Programmer

Infrastructure Technician - aimed at Help Desk Technicians, First of Second Line Support roles, IT Infrastructure or Network Support.

The pathway chosen will depend entirely with the best fit for the role. If you have a passion for technology and you are looking for a way to start a career in IT, this Apprenticeship could be the right option for you.

New apprenticeship vacancies in the IT Sector:

Software Development Technician:

  • LMS Recruitment Services - Software Support/Development - Skipton
  • JBA Consulting - Software Development Apprentice - Skipton

Infrastructure Technician:

  • Ilkley IT Services - IT Support Technician - Ben Rhydding
  • Verus Solutions - Gargrave
  • Giggleswick School - Giggleswick
  • Acorn Stairlifts - IT Support Apprentice - Steeton



Agriculture Apprenticeships

Contact: Kate Fryer on 01756 693 689 or email

Whether you have been brought up on a family farm or you have a passion for working on a farm and have no experience, there is a route into the industry through an Agriculture Apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship will include working outdoors in all weather and can be long hours but if you have a passion for agriculture and you are ready to work, apply now!

Current vacancies in Agriculture:

  • Thompson House Farm - Elslack (Sheep & Beef)
  • Flasby Estate - Flasby (Organic Dairy Farm & Sheep)
  • Windsover Farm - Middleton, Ilkley (Large Dairy Farm)
  • Paradise Farm - Horton in Craven (Large Dairy Farm)
  • Hesley Hall Farm - Rathmell (Dairy & Sheep)
  • Bob Farm - Wilsden (Sheep, Cows & Goats)
  • Newfield Grange - Calton (Pedigree & Commercial Cows)
  • High Skybeden Farm - Skipton (Dairy, Sheep & Beef)
  • Rookery Farm - Winterburn - Dairy Farm and Sheep


Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeships

Contact: John Crowther on 01756 693 676 or email

Apprenticeships in Vehicle Maintenance are an excellent way to get into the industry. Working with light vehicles or HGVs, you can learn on the job from skilled professionals and attend College one day per week to undertake the technical certificate.

There are no current vacancies in Vehicle Maintenance at the moment

    Barbering Apprenticeships

    Contact: Jayne Greenwood on 01756 693 689 or email

    Professional barbering is more popular now that it has ever been and demand for people with the right skills is growing rapidly. Barbering Apprenticeships are designed to teach you the skills and techniques you need with the highest degree of accuracy whilst also working on delivering excellent customer service.

    Current vacancies in Barbering:

    • Bond Barbering - Burley in Wharfedale
    Plastering Apprenticeships

    Contact: Richard Tordoff on 01756 693 687 or email

    Plastering Apprenticeships are designed to train you in the foundation skills and techniques required to start a career in the trade. These skills include different techniques for indoor plastering as well as the skills to fix angle beads, cut and fix plaster board, mold cornices and conserve and restore old plasterwork to its original condition. This qualification will give you basic knowledge to apply plaster materials to internal and external surfaces and the fundamental skills to complete projects with a professional finish.

    There are no current Vacancies in Plastering:

    Bricklaying Apprenticeships

    Contact: Alison Corcoran on 01756 693 683 or email

    Bricklaying Apprenticeships are varied and you are taught a wide range of skills to help you grow and develop along with the business you are employed by. Whether you are building houses or hospitals, garages or grand designs, you will learn various practical skills and techniques that will equip you with the foundations for a career in this industry.

    Currently no vacancies in Bricklaying:

    Land-based Engineering Apprenticeships

    Contact: John Crowther on 01756 693 676 or email

    As a Land-based Engineer Apprentice, you will learn how to work under supervision and where appropriate on your own initiative on a wide range of machinery, plant, equipment and tasks. These tasks may include preparation and pre-delivery inspection of new and used machinery, carrying out scheduled service and routine maintenance operations, preparation of equipment for repair which may include dismantling and reassembly of the equipment and their component parts, conducting system tests and simple diagnostic tasks, handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and use of others at work.

    Current vacancies in Land-based Engineering:

    • Wharfedale Tractors - Otley
    • Becks Garden Machinery - Hellifield
    Childcare Apprenticeships

    Contact: Rachel Mellor on 01756 693 682 or email

    Childcare Apprenticeships will give you the foundation skills required in a career working with children. You will learn how to design educational and recreational activities, avoid conflict, handle difficult situations and understand the unique relationship that childcare workers have with children in their care. You may be working for a private day nursery, children's centre or in a primary school setting.

    Current vacancies in Childcare:

    Environmental Worker Apprenticeships

    Contact: Sally Whitaker on 01756 693 685 or email

    If you are passionate about the environment and protecting our natural landscape, forests and wildlife, the Apprenticeship as an Environmental Worker is a great way to get into the industry. You will work with local employers who are contracted to work on small or large conservation projects from moorland restoration, flood plain development, tree planting, habitat maintenance etc.

    • Ribble Rivers Trust - Clitheroe
    Hair Professional Apprenticeships

    Contact: Jayne Greenwood on 01756 693 689 or email

    If you have a passion for hair and a creative streak, a Hairdressing Apprenticeship could be the perfect option for you. We currently have a large number of salons in the area who are searching for the right candidate to join their team and train to become the stylists of the future.

    Current vacancies in Hairdressing:

    • Avenue Boutique - Eldwick
    • The Salon - Ilkley
    • Peluquera - Skipton
    • Barnetts - Skipton
    • The Hair Shop - Crosshills
    • Cross & Co. - Saltaire
    • Jefferson Buckley - Ilkley
    • William David Hair Ltd - Ilkley
    • Afouro - Ilkley
    • Esquire et Cie - Otley
    • Solo - Otley
    • Genesis Hair - Clitheroe
    Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeships

    Contact: Lorraine Dunn on 01756 693 687 or email

    Working in a hotel, guest house, B&B or restaurant you will acquire an all round experience whilst achieving a Hospitality Services Apprenticeship. This qualification is designed for a customer facing role in the industry with specialist pathways such as working front of house serving food and beverages, working as a barista, in food production, housekeeping, supporting conference & events operations, undertaking reception duties etc.

    Vacancies in Hospitality Services:

    • Ashmount Country House - Haworth
    • Herriots Hotel & Rhubarb Restaurant - Skipton
    • Keelham Farm Shop - Skipton
    • Rendezvous Hotel - Skipton
    • The Tempest Arms - Elslack

    The Aviation Academy

    Academy of Hair & Beauty

    The Brasserie

    The SHOP