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.

The National Apprenticeship Awards recognise and reward the achievements of exceptional apprentices, apprenticeship champions and apprenticeship employers.

Apprenticeships help shape successful lives and build successful businesses across a large and diverse range of sectors. The Awards give both individuals and businesses the chance to showcase the very best in practice across the country.

Wincanton is proud to have been the South West Regional winner in the category of Macro Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2023.

Hear what our colleagues had to say

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"This apprenticeship program has helped me achieve my development goals as well as increasing my skills, knowledge and confidence in guiding others in continuous improvement. 

My horizons have been broadened regarding CI principles and techniques through the two-year program and has helped me deliver successful projects with substantial business benefits. This has encouraged me to strive for the highest level of expertise in Lean Six Sigma, and set me on my next steps in my personal and professional development."

 Samawal Abdelrhman, Continuous Improvement Manager                                                 Level 5 Improvement Specialist 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 Cheadle, 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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