North West Kent College



Contact Name: Deborah Mitchell

Contact Number: 01322 629400

Address: Dering Way, Gravesend, DA12 2JJ

Whether you’re an employer or a potential apprentice, the benefits of an NKC apprenticeship programme can be far-reaching and have a positive effect on all involved.

Apprenticeships can offer you the chance to leave school at 16 and go straight into work, or improve your skills if you're already in work.

We have been offering a wide range of apprenticeships, work-based training and qualifications for more than 20 years and our reputation for providing flexible, good quality training is supported by local organisations that work closely with us.

If you’re a school-leaver, apprenticeships can offer you the chance to leave school at 16 and go straight into work so you can earn while you learn. You'll gain valuable skills to start your career, both on the job and from trained professionals in the workplace.

Many young people leave school or university without any real work experience. An apprenticeship gives you the experience that employers need, it improves your employability, and makes you an ideal candidate for employers when they’re looking for newly qualified and skilled staff.

You can start an apprenticeship at any age, not just 16, and with any level of qualifications. If you’re already in a job, changing to an apprenticeship programme with your employer can help you develop your skills and increase your chances of promotion and career progression. 

If you have qualifications above GCSEs, you may be able to start an advanced or higher level apprenticeship, depending on the apprenticeship and the job role.