Rapier Career Builder

Rapier Advantage Aspire Career Builder City and Guild Approved Centre


Rapier offers fully funded Apprenticeships nationally for both our staff and customers.

Apprenticeships are offered to provide individuals with the opportunity to demonstrate that they can work to a nationally recognised standard.
Qualified Rapier tutors and assessors will provide help and support whilst learners gain their qualifications.

Snapshot of available apprenticeships:

  • Driving Goods Vehicles
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Forklift Truck Operations
  • Logistics Operation Management
  • Traffic Office
  • Team Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Removals
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Management

All apprenticeships offered have a variety of levels from one to five. 

Frequently asked questions:

What is an Apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeships are nationally designed training programmes for people who have left full time education or are already in employment. They provide candidates with a combination of on and off-the-job training to develop skills and knowledge required within the industry. An apprenticeship is made up of an NVQ, plus key skills and other technical certificates specific to the industry to enhance skills and knowledge.

Why should I do an Apprenticeship?

You will be able to develop your skills in order to perform your duties in a safe and efficient manner, you will gain a nationally recognised certificate demonstrating your competence in working to an industry recognised standard and thereby improving your career prospects.

What are key skills?

All Apprentices have the opportunity to improve their key skills, such as communication, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and number skills. Key skills are essential skills that underpin success in education, employment, lifelong learning and development. Key skills are essential to work effectively in most industries.

What is a technical certificate?

Most apprenticeship programmes have one or more technical certificates, dependent on the level. A technical certificate is also an industry recognised national qualification which focuses on the knowledge and understanding that underpins the apprenticeship competencies. They may also cover wider aspects of the occupation or sector.

How long will it take to complete my qualification?

Apprenticeships across all sectors take between one year and four years to complete, depending on the level and your interaction. You would normally complete the whole programme in one level before moving onto another level. It is very important that you are committed to obtaining and completing the programme.

Will I have to attend a college course? 

All apprenticeships require you to attend a college for the key skills section of the apprenticeship. This will range from 2 hour’s for the initial key skills test to 3 to 4 hours a week for the level 5 managerial apprenticeship.

Will it stop me doing my work?

No. In fact the complete opposite. An apprenticeship will enhance your ability to complete tasks with additional self-confidence and proficiency. 

How much will it cost? 

The cost of the course will be fully funded regardless of age, so long as you meet the required qualifying criteria.

Management Development

Rapier Aspire also offers a management development
programme for Senior Managers through our
Management Academy.


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