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About Apprenticeships

99% of our Apprentices gain full time employment after completing their Apprenticeship or progress onto higher qualifications...

A SWAC Apprenticeship is an ideal blend of work and study. It will give you new challenges and develop your confidence and abilities. You’ll be surprised by how rewarding it is and how far it will take you.

Apprentices earn while they learn. You will learn on the job with a business, building up practical knowledge and skills, whilst gaining qualifications and being paid to do so! You could earn on average an extra £100,000 over your career by completing an Apprenticeship.

SWAC apprentices are highly employable and often rise to the top. The experience and knowledge you gain, plus the relationships you develop, make it easier to progress quickly. Many former apprentices now run big organisations and attribute their success to their Apprenticeship.

Owen - IT Apprentice - " I was put onto SWAC by the Job Centre, followed up and got the job.  SWAC have been really supportive throughout!"

A Fresh Approach

SWAC brings a fresh approach to Apprenticeships.

We offer a unique and enhanced way to enjoy Apprenticeships - with low risks. Through innovation and excellence, we offer more flexibility than ‘traditional Apprenticeships’. Retaining all the existing benefits we deliver new advantages such as increased security and opportunity.

Matched to You

SWAC helps find the ideal Apprenticeship for you. We focus on your talents and interests to find the right career path and then help locate the Apprenticeship vacancy to match your ambition.


SWAC Apprenticeships are very safe and flexible. We are here to help you complete your Apprenticeship and can even find a new Host Organisation if necessary.

Guidance & Support

If there are any problems, we are here to fix them!  We want you to succeed so we provide excellent mentoring and continual support to ensure your Apprenticeship runs smoothly and is successful.

We are with you all the way!

SWAC aims to help 16-24 year olds find Apprenticeships in the South West. If you are within this age group you are usually eligible to have your training paid in full or part by the government. If you fall outside of this age bracket you can find other Apprenticeship vacancies at www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Jade - Childcare Apprentice - "I love that I’m learning while I’m working without realising it and you get paid too! I now have a nationally recognised qualification with real transferable skills. I have gained more experience of working in a nursery and working with children along with learning about how the business works.” - 

Jack- Professional Cookery Apprentice - “Kirsty (Jack’s dedicated Learner Account Manager) has been fully supportive and helped me settle into my Apprenticeship. It has been nice to have someone there to support me through if I felt confused or needed to discuss my Apprenticeship progress.”

Madeline - Laboratory Technician Apprentice - “Going through SWAC to do your Apprenticeship is an excellent way to find the Apprenticeship that’s right for you.”