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Work Experience at WBTC

Leon hard at work on WBTC reception

Mary Hare year 12 student Leon Du Plessis has been here at WBTC for a week on work experience.

Benefits of Fork Lift Truck training

WBTC learners Richard, Jack & Adam with Stuart of the Community Furniture Project (back row, middle)

Work Experience with WBTC


National Apprenticeship Week, 11-15 March 2013

National Apprenticeship Week 2012 was a massive success, with highlights including Channel 4 apprentices showcasing their own film charting their Apprenticeship journey and Derby County FC introducing local apprentices to a capacity crowd before the local derby kick-off with Nottingham Forest! Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, this event is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

National Recognition for West Berkshire Training Consortium, newly awarded with a National Quality Mark

National Recognition for West Berkshire Training Consortium, newly awarded with a National Quality Mark

Apprenticeships and parity with Higher Education

Last year, 457,200 people starting training as an Apprentice after government investment of £1.2bn in the apprenticeship programme. However, the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee report into apprenticeships is urging schemes to be more ambitious. Chairman of the BIS Committee, Adrian Bailey, said, "Apprenticeships are a viable and attractive route to a career and should be seen as equal to the university route.”



From August 2013 funding for Adult Apprenticeships is being replaced by FE Loans for those aged 24+. Here at WBTC we are offering the opportunity to benefit from the remaining funding for Adult Apprenticeships while it lasts.

 Adult Apprenticeships on offer

  •  Management
  • Team Leading
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Employment Related Services

 This is a great opportunity to enjoy access to funding before it ends.

WBTC Learners Gain Valuable Work Experience


WBTC Learners Gain Valuable Work Experience


Raising The Participation Age


Raising The Participation Age

Over recent years, opportunities for unskilled workers have been disappearing rapidly leaving young people with no formal qualifications finding it harder and harder to gain work, let alone a foothold in a lifelong career. Continuing in learning or training over the age of 16 will help them develop the skills they need to succeed and progress in their education and careers.

Open Day on Wednesday 12 September - find out more about our exciting new programmes!

Do you want to:

  • Improve your English and Maths skills? 
  • Complete an enjoyable course that leads to a number of new qualifications? 
  • Achieve a First Aid certificate?
  • Have the opportunity to get a Fork Lift driving license

Then West Berkshire Training Consortium could be the place for you!