10 of the most unusual apprenticeships

You probably know about hairdressing, engineering and mechanic apprenticeships. You’ll probably know many trainee chefs do an apprenticeship to qualify.

But it’s not only these traditional trades that offer apprenticeships.

Here we look at some of the more unusual apprenticeships looking for applicants in Cornwall this month:

1. Apprentice leather maker, Redruth, Cornwall | £99 per week | closes 6th September 2015
You will learn all aspects of this traditional trade, designing and creating quality leather goods such as belts, luggage and bags.

2. Brewers’ apprentice, Bodmin, Cornwall | £195 per week | closes 31st August 2015
Work closely with the head brewer at Harbour Brewing to cover all activities involved in brewing beer, including working to recipes, malt measuring and beer filtering.

3. Gallery apprentice, Mousehole, Cornwall | £150 per week | closes 31st August 2015
Develop your marketing and sales skills in this creative role in a busy Cornish art gallery. You will learn all aspects of how the gallery operates, from getting to know the exhibits to updating social media.

4. Horse care apprentice, St Austell, Cornwall | £123 per week | closes 28th August 2015
An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to help meet the daily needs of clients and their horses at this riding centre. Daily tasks include preparing horses for use, riding and exercising, and maintaining the health and wellbeing of horses.

5. Apprentice newspaper production assistant, Launceston, Cornwall | £162 per week | closes 24th August 2015
Get valuable experience with one of the region’s newspaper groups, working hands-on laying out the weekly newspapers and liaising with sales agents and business customers.

6. Theatre technician apprentice, St Stephen, Cornwall | £101.01 per week | closes 24th August 2015
Brannel School is looking for support with all technical aspects of rehearsals, productions and events held at the school’s purpose-built theatre and recording studio.

7. Green-keeping apprentice, Perranporth, Cornwall | £107 per week | closes 21st August 2015
Join the experienced team and get involved in every aspect of the care and maintenance of this large golf course, including mowing, turfing and moving holes, using a wide range of specialist tools and machinery.

8. Kitchen sales design apprentice, Bodmin, Cornwall | £109.20 per week | closes 17th August 2015
Get hands-on in this practical apprenticeship, designing kitchens, speaking to customers, working from plans, processing estimates and managing leads and plans.

9. Apprentice sales negotiator, Looe, Cornwall | £120 per week | closes 17th August 2015
Work in a bustling town-centre estate agent, arranging viewings of properties, dealing with enquiries, negotiating with sellers and buyers, and selling branch services.

10. Apprentice play assistant, Redruth, Cornwall | £81.90 per week | closes 17th August 2015
Getting paid to play? A chance to work with a growing pre-school, overseeing and supporting play activities, assisting the children with their needs, and communicating with parents,

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