Pre Apprenticeships with Northern Skills Group


Based in Teesside and looking for an apprenticeship? Join our Pre-Apprenticeship Programme!

Northern Skills Group's Apprenticeship Academy offers a range of career-focused, accessible and credible pre-apprenticeship programmes which aim to help build on your employability skills and boost your chances of securing an apprenticeship.

Our Summer School is a 3 week course designed to help you gain an apprenticeship in your chosen sector. It's an extremely competitive market so you need to stand out, have work experience behind you and know how to write an amazing application. Our Summer School helps tick all those boxes and provides you with essential skills and experience to ace both your application and interview.

Regardless of your work experience or qualifications, our Apprenticeship Academy programmes are tailored to your needs and will provide you with the right tools to put your best foot forwards towards an apprenticeship.


To find out more or to enrol onto our Pre-Apprenticeship programme, complete the form below and we’ll be in touch promptly!

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Our Programmes:

Our Advanced Pre-Apprenticeship programme helps prepare you for the world of work prior to your full-time apprenticeship with Northern Skills Group. The programme will help develop and perfect key employability skills such as interview technique, networking and presentations as well as focusing on key vocational skills related to your chosen industry. Browse our current vacancies to find your perfect apprenticeship and apply online.

To be part of this programme you will:
  • Hold a GCSE English and maths grade D/3 or FS Level 1 for Business Admin, Customer Service, IT, Hospitality or,
  • Hold a GCSE English and maths grade C/4 for Engineering, Accountancy & Dentistry apprenticeships
  • Have applied for an apprenticeship with Northern Skills Group
  • Be a resident of the Tees Valley

    Intermediate Pre-Apprenticeships are for those who are eager to start an apprenticeship but do not have one of the required English or maths grades. Our intermediate programme is the perfect opportunity to gain hands on experience in a work environment and reach your desired qualifications in English or maths. The programme will also help you develop key vocational skills in your chosen industry such as business admin, customer service, digital, engineering , IT or social media.

    To be part of this programme you will:
    • Not hold GCSE Grade C/4 or above in either English or maths
    • Be unemployed and aged 15 - 29
    • Be a resident of the Tees Valley
    If you would like to join our Intermediate Pre-Apprenticeship Programme contact Nadia Bellas and request an appointment.

    Our Entry Pre-Apprenticeship programme is a 6week employability course designed for those without any work experience and who also need to achieve both English and maths at grade C or above. The 6 week programme is focused on boosting career prospects and addresses key skills such budgeting, being digital savvy and effective job search.

    To be part of this programme you will:
    • Not hold GCSE grade C/4 in both English and maths
    • Be unemployed and aged 15 - 29
    • Be a resident of the Tees Valley
    If you would like to find out more about our entry-level programme please email the Middlesbrough College Job Shop on call our helpful and friendly team on 01642 333378.
    If you're keen to learn more about apprenticeships in general check out our FAQs page where you can find out about pay, holiday entitlement and working hours.