Anyone can be an apprentice at Wincanton

We believe our people are our most valuable asset. 

The Wincanton apprenticeship programmes offer a great opportunity to kick-start your career and earn while you learn. The apprenticeships last for a minimum of 12 months and one day, up to 48 months depending on the type and level of apprenticeship, ranging from level 2 to 7.  There is also a 20% 'off the job' requirement, which can include training, one-to-one meetings, work-based projects and external applications which are integral to helping an apprentice achieve.

With more than 70 apprenticeships within our portfolio we have supported almost 200 colleagues complete their apprenticeships in the last 12 months. With no age restrictions, anyone can complete an apprenticeship. We want you to be empowered to be the best you can, with our support all the way.

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Recruiting New Apprentices

We offer over 70 different programmes, from driver and warehouse to specialist areas such as HR and finance. Our apprentices range in age from 16-68 years, reflecting the breadth and diversity of our people and our business. Some 94% of apprentices choose to stay with us after completing their programme, and a growing number of our apprentices continue their development by undertaking a second programme. 

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Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are a new route for students who are looking to get a degree without the university costs. They provide a great platform to kick-start your career and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using innovative approaches to help our businesses improve the way we work. You’ll gain broad work experience and develop your skills, while working towards a professional qualification and earning a salary.

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Supply Chain Leadership Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship

This 4-year work-based programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experience required to operate effectively and successfully in a supply chain role.

Core areas focus on: supply chain operations; supply, demand and forecasting; network design; legislation; organisational strategy and finance.


BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship

This Professional Degree Apprenticeship is designed to produce future Digital and Technology Solutions Professionals and Leaders.

It has been awarded the Tech Industry Gold Accreditation by the Tech Partnership, an organisation that brings together employers and universities to create highly skilled digital graduates.

The Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship blends online learning, face-to-face workshops and on-the-job experience to transform learners into highly skilled tech professionals.

Hear what our colleagues had to say

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"When I pass my apprenticeship later this year, I’ll have enhanced skills and knowledge to better support colleagues to also help them grow and develop like I am now.  

It doesn’t matter what age you are when it comes to starting an apprenticeship; I’ve found that. I’m at a mature age and it didn’t faze me. It’s all about looking at what skills you have, what skills you would like to enhance and what you want to gain from life. I’ve really enjoyed getting back into studying and learning new skills and abilities that I can use to develop myself and others."

Linda Vince, Training and Development Manager
Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship

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"Wincanton’s career development opportunities have meant I’ve been able to apply my learning of procurement and supply chain to real life examples, such as dealing with suppliers and internal stakeholder. It’s really helped me gain that next level of deeper knowledge of our industry."

Adena Romano, Procurement Manager 
Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship
Level 4 Commercial Procurement & Supply Apprenticeship

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In 2022 I completed a Level 5 apprenticeship in Operations Management to boost my career. Even after 11 years’ experience in management nothing could compare to the sheer depth and on the job application an apprenticeship offers.

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Apprenticeships have helped me progress in my career. I had no warehouse experience when I started on the shop floor and now, I am a shift manager. Completing an apprenticeship has helped build the technical skills to help in my role.

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Apprenticeship FAQ's

All our current vacancies are listed on our career site.

If no vacancies are available, you can still register your profile and subscribe for job alerts.

Anyone can apply, there is no maximum age limit for applying.  You must be aged 16+ at the time of enrolment and be a UK or European Economic Area (EEA) or have lived in the UK or EEA for the past three consecutive years, and not already be in full-time education at the point of enrolment.

This will depend on the level of your apprenticeship. Please check before applying.

No. There is no maximum age limit to apply.

Absolutely not. You can start an apprenticeship at any point during your working life. It is a great way to develop and progress your career and yourself.

Yes. You will be paid for the work you do as well as the time you train.

We understand how daunting a new job can be and we are keen to ensure you have enough support to help you get to grips with the role you are doing. There are a variety of people on hand to answer questions and give you advice - from tutors to managers and our HR team.

You will need to attend classes – some will be virtual, and some will be at college. This will all depend on the apprenticeship you are doing it.

We will work with you and ensure you are equipped to retake your exams. Don’t worry, we will support you all the way.

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