Does earning money while learning on-the-job and getting a qualification all at the same time sound too good to be true?

That is exactly what you get with an apprenticeship.  You are in good company too as some of the most successful people in the UK started their career with an apprenticeship such as Jamie Oliver, Alexander McQueen, Alex Ferguson and John Frieda.

Why choose New College Durham for an apprenticeship?

  • Our success rates for apprenticeships are consistently above the national average with a total of 83% achieving. Intermediate Apprentices achieved 82% and Advanced Apprentices achieved 84.5% success, an impressive 20% above the national average. (Based on 2014/15 achievements)
  • 98% of our Advanced Apprentices that completed their programme sustained secure employment.  (Based on 2014/15 achievements)
  • We work with over 700 employers to help you earn while you learn. Our expert teaching staff are a supportive and dedicated team who have experience of working in the industry sector in which they teach.

We hope you are as excited as us by the next stage in your learning journey. If you want to know more about our apprenticeship programmes come and see us at one of our open events, or contact us on 0191 375 4040/

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Why is an apprenticeship the right choice for you?

Earn money while you learn on-the-job and get nationally recognised qualifications all at the same time!

Higher Apprenticeships

Why choose a Higher Apprenticeship?

A Higher Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme at a high skill level. You can gain nationally recognised higher education qualifications, such as a foundation degree, while being employed and learning job specific skills.

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A real vocational experience

Congratulations on taking the next step towards an exciting new future with our range of technical and professional full-time and apprenticeship programmes. Enjoy our new TV and online adverts, and find out from our students what it is like to study at a top-performing college.