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Apprenticeships Exchange

The majority of opportunities come through the .gov apprenticeship website here, so that should be the first place you go to. Listed below are some other places where you might be able to find opportunities.  If you can't find the help you need e-mail us.

  • Local Newspapers: newspapers are a great way for local employers to advertise their apprenticeships. The Newbury weekly news comes out once a week and can contain a list of opportunities for you. You should even their website as this is updated all the time and you might be able to snap a vacancy up! If you’re lucky enough that you can travel further to Reading, you might even find that looking Reading’s newspapers such as Get Reading, Reading Chronicle, Reading Eagle and Evening Post would be helpful.
  • Newbury College: Vacancies can also be found by contacting Newbury College on or
  • West Berkshire Training Consortium: Vacancies are also advertised on West Berkshire Training Consortium, including Apprenticeships and training in areas including business administration, customer service, Construction, Engineering, Wood occupations and Child Care
  • HIT Training:  Specialising in careers in hotels and catering, they are active in West Berkshire and across England
  • adzuna: A good site advertising a range of local apprenticeship opportunities
  • Chiltern Training: A childcare and business administration apprenticeship provider with centres in Newbury, Reading, Wokingham and Swindon
  • See also Other Job Boards
  • Adviza - Adviza is a registered charity who help young people like you to progress in learning and work.
  • Jobcentre Plus: Your jobcentre advisor may be able to give you advice and support in your application
  • Chiltern Training: This is a local network around Reading and West Berkshire, which provides apprenticeships. It specialises in apprenticeships in care, administration and finance
  • Other Local College of School Teachers and Careers Advisers: If you are in education there should be a careers adviser in your institution who can help you. They will advise you on your options and support you in the application process and through the interview. Your school or college may also have links with an apprenticeship provider so it is always worth checking
  • Starting Point
  • Paragon: A national apprenticeship provider which covers a range of industries and sectors
  • Directly contacting employers: If you know somewhere that you would like to do an apprenticeship with but can't find an advert for a placement, then don't worry! You can always contact them directly and ask if they would take you on. This will involve contacting a high up member of staff and sending them a CV and Cover Letter or speaking to them directly. They key here is to show how enthusiastic and passionate you are about their company. They will be impressed that you took the initiative to go to them and ask!

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