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Here at Places for People our apprenticeships offer routes into a huge variety of roles across the organisation. We believe in nurturing talent and fostering the next generation of professionals in our industry. 

We have two different pathways for apprenticeships across the board whereby colleagues can access “apprenticeships for development” year-round and we also hire new talent into Places for People through our’ Skills Academy apprenticeship programme’. 

Skills Academy

Skills Academy is a two-year supported programme that welcomes apprenticeships into the organisation at any level. Alongside the professional qualification, you will benefit from a structured learning and development programme focusing on developing skills, knowledge, and behaviours. whereby you will earn while you learn and receive job-specific training, experience and recognised qualifications that will kickstart your career. 

As part of Skills Academy, learners will also receive a full induction, bi-monthly 1-2-1s with a member of the early careers team, cohort learning and senior-led learning activities.  

Here at places for people our customers are at the heart of everything we do and this therefore creates a culture far beyond any other organisation. 

We invest in our members of staff so that they are fully equipped to deliver an outstanding service and whether you're a school leaver, career switcher, or someone looking to enhance your skill set, we welcome your passion and dedication. 

View Skills Academy Guide

Skills Academy Application Process
  1. Application Submission: Fill out our online application form, showcasing your enthusiasm and skills. 
  2. Interview: If selected, you'll have an interview with our team to discuss your interests and assess your eligibility for the role. 
  3. Offer & Onboarding: Successful candidates will receive an offer to join our programme, followed by an induction session with a member of the early careers team to familiarise you with our company culture and offering. 


‘’Walking into a completely new industry and company was so daunting to me at first, I was so nervous and did not know what to expect. But by the end of my first day I left the office feeling confident and & proud of starting my new role at Places for People. So far, I have already started building positive work relationships with my team and they are so supportive and always checking in. I'm so excited for my future at Places for People and the opportunities this company can give to me!’’ – Megan Haigh 

"I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity given to me by Places For People, their whole mission is about building the foundations for people to live successful lives and by being given this apprenticeship they have given me the foundations for a great career within Tech and IT. From the start they have been nothing but accommodating and helpful within the onboarding process and have allowed me to thrive within these first couple of months of my apprenticeship."- Tyler Hayman 

‘’After winning a Star Award in 2022 I was offered the opportunity to do an apprenticeship for development. Despite managing people throughout my life in various roles, I had never had any formal training. At the age of 50 I didn’t think it was for me and then I realised it is never to late to improve yourself.’’- Collete Day

‘’Places For People has made me feel like my life goals matter to them - like I am a person with my own ambitions and not just another employee. I feel like the opportunities are endless here and I am supported at every step of my journey, whatever it may be. This definitely reflects their ethos about putting people first and it is exactly why I applied in the first place; Places For People really lives up to its name! I cannot wait to see what the future brings. I am lucky to have been given this opportunity and I am willing to make the most out of it.’’- Natalia Ptaszek 

Frequently asked questions

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train and gain qualifications while you work.

  • You are treated just like any other employee, with a contract of employment, a salary and holiday leave.
  • You are given real responsibilities.
  • You will spend at least 20% of your time completing off-the-job training, sometimes at a college, university or with an independent training provider.
  • You will train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation.
Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anybody can do an apprenticeship, as long as you are aged 16 or over, living in England, and not in full-time education. This includes people who already have degrees.  

Entry requirements

Each apprenticeship vacancy will include the skills and qualities that we are looking for in our apprentices. These will be reflected of the entry requirements of the professional qualification and wont be added to any role unnecessarily.

What is the application process?

Application form

You will first need to complete our online application form. This form asks you for your personal details and to upload a CV and a supporting statement. Many of our apprenticeships are entry-level roles so we understand that your CVs may not include lots of work experience. Instead, use the supporting statement to tell us a bit more about you, your goals, and why you want the role.

Video interview

This isn't as daunting as it sounds. We will send you some simple questions and ask you to record your answers. We hire apprentices for their personality, attitude, and unlocked potential, and you can use this video interview to demonstrate what you're made of.

Assessment centres and interview

Assessment centres are the final stage of the recruitment process, and it’s a great achievement to get to this stage. Assessment centres and interviews give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of skills while completing a number of different activities. They allow the assessors to understand your current skills and the development you would need to thrive.

How will I study as an apprentice?

In apprenticeships, this is called ‘off-the-job training’ and should equate to 20% of your time. Your off-the-job training will be completed within your paid hours and will fit around the job commitment.

There are different ways that off-the-job training can be delivered, and this will depend on the role and qualification. Anytime you are learning in role will count towards this. Off-the-job training could include:

  • Once a week (day release)
  • In blocks of a week or more at scheduled times (e.g. a week in September)
  • Studying online
  • A combination of the above

Your employer will select the apprenticeship training provider that will support you with your programme.

What will I be paid?

Salaries for apprenticeships differ based on business area, experience and qualification type. As an organisation, we are committed to opening up our apprenticeship opportunities – therefore we will never pay less than the minimum wage for people aged between 21-22.