Bridgwater and Taunton College – Apprenticeships

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) is the region’s leading provider for technical and professional training, with the College being awarded Outstanding in Apprenticeships by Ofsted. BTC work in collaboration with many local and national employers, industry specialists, community organisations and awarding bodies to identify industry skills gaps and to train the next generation of professionals.

Our superb facilities include the Quantock Restaurant which, following a £1m refurbishment, comprises an outstanding training facility for the hospitality sector within a full-scale restaurant and commercial kitchen. Through its passion for excellence, BTC has established fantastic links with leading chefs regionally and nationally, resulting in prestigious industry placements for students at locations such as The Castle Hotel in Taunton, The Luttrell Arms in Dunster, The Hand & Flowers in Marlow and The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange. 

Apprenticeships we offer:

Find out more about Hospitality Apprenticeships at BTC here:

Interested in Recruiting an Apprentice?

At Petroc, we have years of experience in sourcing and placing the right apprentices with the right businesses. We currently have over 1,000 apprentices in situ with our local Levy and non-Levy business partners – and will provide you with support and guidance throughout the life-cycle of the process.

You might already have a candidate you wish to upskill, or may wish for us to source an apprentice on your behalf, either way, the completeness and quality of our service will remain the same.

For more information about apprenticeships and how to begin the journey of hiring an apprentice, go to:

Petroc’s Talent Pool

A scheme which supports learners and employers who are seeking or hosting an apprenticeship opportunity.

The Talent Pool project will be delivering a series of informal drop-in sessions where learners can meet with key college teams to gain the best advice, support and tips to help when making an application and presenting themselves to employers.

Staff will be on hand offering advice and guidance on a range of topics including:

·       Careers Skills (interview skills, application skills, CV writing skills).

·       Skills scanning.

·       Apprenticeship job search and applications.

·       Apprenticeship FAQs.

To find out more about becoming an apprentice and book onto a free session, go to:

Skill Up Somerset: Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service

Skill Up Somerset is an Apprenticeship and Skills Advisory Service, offering free, impartial advice and guidance.  We support both businesses and individuals with their Apprenticeship and Skills journey.  Whether you want to clarify some of the government guidance on apprenticeships and learning or be introduced to local training provision we can certainly help you. 

You can find out more information on our website here Skill Up Somerset – Apprenticeship & Skills Advisory Service  Contact us at

National Apprenticeship Service

Take a look at the various apprenticeships available on the National Apprenticeship Service. Browse against your chosen field and by postcode to see what is available now:

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