Cornwall Apprenticeships

Case Studies

Apprenticeships span a huge range of industries and organisations, and there’s no upper age limit on becoming an apprentice. Here are some of the stories from employers and apprentices in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


Getting paid to learn about the world of digital marketing seemed like the perfect option for Miles Philpott. The tech savvy 17-year-old was thrilled when he found out he...

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Marzipan Hair

A former apprentice is helping to support a new generation of hairdressers to enter the industry after taking on three trainees. Hannah Fine (picture above, right), owner of Marzipan...

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Cornwall Museums Partnership

An apprentice has been using immersive technology to allow museum goers to time travel through Cornwall’s rich heritage.  Ellie Smith (pictured, right) began her apprenticeship with Cornwall Museums Partnership...

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Armor Electrical

Redruth-based Armor Electrical is thrilled with just how well its experience with apprentices has worked out. The electrical contractors has been working with apprentices since 2016, and currently has...

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SMS marketing company FireText is delighted with its first ever apprentices – particularly as one has been named as Cornwall’s Apprentice of the Year. FireText began life in Cornwall...

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

“The opportunity to home-grow our own talent” is why the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group (ISSG) invests in apprenticeships. One of West-Cornwall’s biggest employers, ISSG currently has an accountancy...

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Kutz Hair & Beauty Salon

“Give them your time, value them, and they will reward you.” That is salon owner Karen Samuels’ mantra when it comes to her hairdressing apprentices. Over the past eight...

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RG Kellow

As one of Cornwall’s leading independent construction companies, RG Kellow invests heavily in employee training and development. It currently employs four apprentices – electrical, carpentry, painting and decorating and...

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Baker Tom’s Bread

Baker Tom’s Bread was so impressed with their first ever apprentice that they hired two more. Baker Tom’s Bread began life in Tom Hazzeldine’s kitchen more than ten years...

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Cornwall-based software developers Bluefruit has welcomed apprentices for a number of years, engaging with young people to help combat the skills shortage in the sector. Bluefruit develops embedded software...

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We have seen many employees progress through apprenticeships, giving us the opportunity to produce high quality engineers

Darren Etherington, Production Director at Watson-Marlow

The value that the apprentices have added to our business has paid this back many times over

Michelle Pearce, Practice Director, RRL accountants

Apprenticeships aren’t just entry level jobs for youngsters coming straight out of school – they’re fantastic opportunities for upskilling existing employees too

Publican Mark Holden, Victoria Inn

It is absolutely essential that new blood is developed for the Bakery industry which is best done via the apprenticeship route

Mark Norton, Managing Director at Prima Bakeries

Apprentices invigorate our crews and the new roles have created a lot of excitement within the Service

Kathryn Billing, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service Group Manager