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Welcome to our Themis Virtual Experience and your first steps to becoming a #FUTUREBOSS.

Our Themis Virtual Experience provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore an Apprenticeship route in 2021. You will find all the information you need to take the first steps towards a successful career in your chosen industry; explore our amazing £100 million Campus and industry-standard training facilities; hear about how we are supporting potential Apprentices during the Covid pandemic and beyond and read about our continued development plans.

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Themis Apprenticeship in 2021: An Important Message

Director of Themis Neil Burrows explains how our experience; our connections with employers; our expertise and our innovation at Themis at Burnley College has ensured we have adapted to the pressure on industry caused by Covid-19.

We have worked closely with employers to ensure all potential Themis Apprentices have the exact skills and knowledge needed to take their place in their chosen industry and to give them the ideal foundation on which to build a successful career.

Read more in our Themis Industry Guide

WE’RE THEMIS

Themis is the Apprenticeship arm of Burnley College, the Number 1 College in England*, and one of the premier training providers in the North West. We want the very best for you and will work tirelessly to empower you to achieve your career goals. Themis Apprentices have a strong reputation for being the best. That will continue in 2021 and beyond.

We pledge to:

Provide Industry Expert Tutors and Trainers | Provide Industry-Standard Training Facilities | Work with the Best Employers | Empower Apprentices to be the Best in their Industry | Build Resilience and Transferable Skills |  Motivate Apprentices throughout their Journey | Offer the Opportunity to take Skills to the Highest Level

*in the latest Government achievement tables.

BE THEMIS

Skills and Knowledge for a lifetime of career opportunities

Themis at Burnley College is one of the North West’s leading Apprenticeship training providers, delivering expert-led training in a range of industry areas. We have over 35 Apprenticeships and 2 T Levels new for 2021.

At Themis, we offer much more than expert training in your chosen industry or sector. We are committed to ensuring you have the transferable skills that will help you take advantage of a lifetime of career opportunities. Skills that you can take with you between roles and industries. Skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We have created a suite of videos and important information from our outstanding tutors and trainers to guide you through your choices. Simply click on the links.

Choices after School

Did you know?

We offer one of the largest range of subject options in Lancashire. Choose from 39 fascinating A Level subjects; 16 exciting Vocational study areas; 2 science-inspired T Levels and Themis Apprenticeship training in 12 key industry areas. There’s something for you, whether it’s a subject that already fascinates you; you have your sights set on a career in the sector or want to study something completely new.

 

Interested in studying a course at Burnley College?
Click here to view all our courses

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Securing your ideal Themis Apprenticeship in 2021

 

Themis at Burnley College will not allow Covid-19 to stand in the way of your career goals and is committed to allowing you to follow an Apprenticeship route to success in your chosen industry.

Through our long-established links with Employers and industry expertise we are able to:

  • Showcase the latest Apprenticeship vacancies offered by Employers
  • Liaise and work closely with Employers to identify and create additional Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Offer industry-focussed interim training to bridge the gap between education and your Apprenticeship, developed in partnership with Employers.

Employers continue to recognise that Themis Apprentices can hold the key to their future business success through their

Up-to-the-minute skills | Innovation | Energy | Positive Attitude | Determination

In the short, medium and long-term they will be recruiting Themis Apprentices to help their business recover from the impact of Covid-19 and come back stronger than ever.

Arrow circle down Route to Themis Apprenticeship Success
Accountancy

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Accountancy?
Click here to view our Accountancy Apprenticeships

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering

Aerospace | Composites | Fabrication | Fitting and Operative | Maintenance | Manufacturing | Mechatronics | Product Design | Technical Support | Toolmaking | Welding

 

Did you Know

  • The Engineering Division partners with BAE for their technical delivery
  • We are the only college in the North of England to have an autoclave
  • The engineering Division work with over 160 employers for apprenticeships, work based learning and Higher Education opportunities
  • We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the North West
  • The most advanced welding facility in the North West
  • We have an Advisory Board made up of 26 employers who shape the curriculum to meet the needs of the industry
  • We are an advanced manufacturing learning centre with state of the art facilities and resources

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Engineering?
Click here to view our Engineering Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Business

Q. Does it matter that I haven’t studied this before?

No! You don’t need to have studied business to be successful on a higher level course.

 

Q. What do you do in business?

Business is an interesting subject which allows you to look at the ins and outs of how entrepreneurs run successful enterprises. You’re either going to work for a business, or you will run your own so studying on our business courses will set you up for success!

 

Q. Do I need to be good at maths? I didn’t do well at maths GCSE.

All of our business courses will ultimately involve some level of maths. You will need to look at revenues and profits of companies as well as work out percentages. You will have the opportunity to resit your maths with us alongside your business studies.

 

Q. Will there be any trips to business?

Absolutely! There are lots of opportunities for us to visit local, national and international businesses. The department is looking at running trips to Turf Moor, Cadbury World, Alton Towers, Poland, Belgium, Paris, New York and SanFrancisco.

 

Q. What can I do after this course?

This course is designed for you to move into the workplace, join an apprenticeship or to go onto further study at university.

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Business?
Click here to view our Business Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Construction

Brickwork | Carpentry, Joinery and Wood Occupations | Construction and the Built Environment | Electrical Installation |Furniture Production and Upholstery | Painting and Decorating | Plastering | Plumbing and Heating

 

Did you know?

We have state of the art workshops, which include CNC Machines and fully operational woodworking machine area. The students learn from trainers that have real life knowledge of the construction industry and future technologies

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Construction?
Click here to view our Construction Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Childcare and Teaching

Early Years Practitioner | Supporting Teaching and Learning in School

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Childcare & Teaching?
Click here to view our Childcare & Teaching Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Digital Marketing

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing?

Click here to view our Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Information Technology

Q. Are there any jobs in the media industry?

Media is the fastest growing industry in the country and it’s crying out for young creative people. The media sector covers,  TV, film, photography, publishing, gaming, websites, digital marketing and social media. Just think about how many TV channels are there and all the staff are required to produce each other’s individual programs, never mind all the adverts that go between them.

 

Q. What skills will I learn on the course?

You will learn filming techniques, photography, graphic design, advertising, journalism, animation, game design, publishing and marketing, Photo editing with Photoshop and Lightroom, Video editing with Adobe Premiere and Davinci resolve.

 

Q. I didn’t study media at  School, can I still do the course?

Yes, we will train you and all skills you need to know for the course.

 

Q. What types of things will I be doing on the course?

During the course, you will create multiple short films, music videos, digital magazines & posters as well as video & photographic adverts.

 

Q. I’m not sure if I should do this or A Levels?

If Media is a sector you wish to work in then a BTEC is the best course to be on. it is extremely practical and we’ll build up your skills to not only knowing the subject will also be able to do it in practice. these are the skills that you would then build on at university or in industry. During the BTEC course you would spend much more time I’m producing content and you would in an A Level Media class.

 

Q. Is the course equivalent to A Level?

The BTEC Level 3 creative media course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It also has a level 4 optional units in the second year that also helps with university applications.

 

Q. Are there any exams?

No, the course is 100% coursework.

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Information Technology?
Click here to view our Information Technology Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Horticulture

Did you know?

We partner with a number of external community organisations.

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Horticulture?
Click here to view our Horticulture Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Science Industries

Pharmacy | Science Laboratory

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Science?
Click here to view our Science Apprenticeship

 

New for 2021 – T Levels in Science?
Click here to view our T Level programmes

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Sewing

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Sewing?
Click here to view our Sewing Apprenticeship

Sport and Fitness

Activity Leadership | Leisure Operations and Management | Personal Training

Did you know?

Our Sport and Fitness establishment has:

  • Industry leading award winning trainers
  • State of art facilities
  • Olympic gold medallist and x professional coaches
  • TASS accredited centre
  • Award winning tutors.

 

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Sport & Fitness?
Click here to view our Sport & Fitness Apprenticeships

 

In Year 10 or 11?  Our popular Burnley College programmes are the ideal way for you to immerse yourself in your chosen subject or to discover if a subject is really for you before enrolling.
Click here to register your interest

 

Warehousing and Logistics

Interested in an Apprenticeship in Warehousing and Logistics?

Click here to view our Warehousing and Logistics Apprenticeship

INDUSTRY-STANDARD TRAINING FACILITIES

Virtual Tour

Take a look around our £100 million Campus in the heart of Burnley. It has been designed with the learner experience at its heart, with state-of-the-art, industry standard facilities and bright, airy social spaces.

MEET OUR APPRENTICES

Apprenticeship

Katie Bolton

Assistant Pharmacist

Apprenticeship

Cobie Orrell

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Advanced Apprentice

Cobie Orrell

Apprenticeship

Tyler Atkinson

Advanced Metal Fabrication

OUR EMPLOYERS

Our Employers

Themis at Burnley College works with more than 1,000 Employers – large and small – from across the North West in a wide range of industries. Many of our Employers are renown leaders in their field; have a strong reputation for developing Apprentice talent and are forward-thinking.

WE’RE THE EXPERTS

Industry Expert Trainers with the passion and experience to get the very best out of you

Themis Tutor and Trainers are recruited for their industry expertise and their experience. They are specialists in their chosen fields with an in-depth understanding of both Apprentices’ and Employers’ needs.

Our Themis Trainers:

Will visit you in the workplace to assess your work; ensure you are on track to complete your Apprenticeship; answer any queries you may have and liaise with your Employer.

Our Themis Advisors:

Are always on hand to answer your queries regarding Apprenticeships and can call upon their vast knowledge of industry; contacts with leading local Employers and experience of the employment market to assist you in finding the perfect Apprenticeship.

Our Burnley College Tutors:

Are experts in their fields, focussed on ensuring you gain the classroom, lab or workshop knowledge you need to achieve your qualifications when you complete your Apprenticeship.

Apprentice with Trainer Assessor

Burnley College Fitness ProfessionalsProgramme

Amina Zaheer, Themis Apprentice, with friendly expert Trainer Assessor in state-of-the-art Burnley College lab

T LEVELS

Could a new T Level be the right choice for you?

Our exciting T Level courses will provide you with the scientific knowledge; the practical skills and workplace experience to feed your curiosity and prepare you to take the next step towards a successful, rewarding career or university-level study.

If you’re passionate about Science or Healthcare, this could be a great opportunity for you.

T Levels

Coming soon to our amazing Campus

We’re proud of our £100 million Campus in the heart of Burnley

All teaching and learning is delivered on one purpose-built, modern site which is within easy reach of all transport networks and just a couple of minutes’ walk from everything Burnley’s vibrant town centre has to offer.

However, we never stand still. We’re always striving to provide the very latest facilities to enhance the student experience and provide a learning environment that inspires you to be the very best.  We are constantly investing in creating new learning spaces; extending, developing and redesigning our existing spaces to meet your needs and providing the latest high-tech equipment on which you can produce your best work.

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An extension to our award-winning fitness centre

A new four-storey teaching block in our grounds

A rooftop garden and stunning views of Burnley’s iconic viaduct

Artist Impression of new teaching block, on course to open in October 2021.

An extension to our award-winning fitness centre

Artist Impression of new teaching block, on course to open in October 2021.

Keep your eyes peeled for news on just some of our latest Campus developments – which all have our sustainability ethos at their heart – which include:

Our amazing Campus is constantly growing and developing to provide the ultimate learning environment for all students and apprentices, with the majority of works completed during holiday periods and outside College hours to minimise disruption to teaching and learning.

New four-storey teaching block

A new four-storey teaching block in our grounds, providing 19 additional classrooms and specialist spaces to deliver industry-standard, real-world teaching in health subjects; bespoke social and study spaces; a rooftop garden and stunning views of Burnley’s iconic viaduct.

Extension to our fitness centre

An extension to our award-winning fitness centre, Fitness Evolution, to provide additional bespoke learning spaces for sports and fitness students; an additional dance and fitness studio; a sports therapy suite; specialist gym for Elite Athletes; a 25m sprint track.

Creative Industries developments

Continued development of an inspirational Creative Industries wing with bright and open workshops and spaces to produce art in a range of modern and traditional mediums; a darkroom to process photography; fashion and textiles hubs; classrooms and collaborative learning spaces.

New A Level Science Hub

A new A Level Science Hub, with university-standard laboratories equipped with the very latest technologies and modern teaching spaces.

Robotics and Mechatronics

Continued development of our Engineering workshops to provide additional technology in the field of robotics and mechatronics.

Biodiversity

The ‘rewilding’ or our Campus to attract wildlife and promote biodiversity, while providing natural areas in which students can relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Industry Leading Partnerships

Partnerships with leading suppliers within the Construction Industry to provide industry-standard tools and equipment with which students and apprentices can learn.