What Is An Apprenticeship?


What is an Apprenticeship?

A real job, with hands-on experience and a salary – alongside industry standard training and a qualification.

An Apprenticeship is for people of all ages, 16+, to help kick-start a career in a job that suits their skills and interests, to facilitate a career change, or for people who would like to progress in their current role. With Apprenticeships now in a variety of logistics, plant and administrative sectors, and at different levels, there is a programme with trans plant  mastertrain for you. The programme is for a minimum of 12 months and structured in a way to suit employer and employee needs.

An apprenticeship is a way to improve the skills gap your company has and this can be done by employing a new member of staff or up-skilling an existing employee.

Trans Plant Mastertrain have obtained recognition to offer apprenticeships by achieving approval on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). Furthermore we have built a unique, long standing relationship with Exeter College  and a number of specific Apprenticeship qualifications appropriate to our immense experience within the Logistics, Construction and allied Industries.

The Apprenticeships offered are:

  • Large Goods Vehicle (LGV / HGV – Category C+E)
  • Urban Driver (LGV – Category C)
  • Warehouse Operative
  • Supply Chain Operative
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Waste Resource Operative
  • Construction Plant Operative
  • Lifting Technician

Download our fact files for each apprenticeship below:


How does an apprenticeship typically look?

Below is an example of how apprenticeships can look, they are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of your business. They will always last a minimum duration of 12 months.

What is the benefit to employers?

  • Helps to fill in your skills gap
  • Reduction in staff turnover
  • Increasing employee satisfaction
  • Reducing recruitment costs
  • Promotes ‘the feel good factor’ within your company
  • Employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that productivity improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.
  • The ability to monitor progress/training through our on line learning platforms.

On successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you may then progress on to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship or other qualifications. We provide information, advice and guidance throughout the programme which includes support on progression with our sign-posting sessions.

Apprenticeship facts

  • Over 75% of those employers agree that apprentices make their workplace more productive
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which take on some apprentices.
  • 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
  • 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.

Apprenticeships - Darlington College