Evolve is our exclusive pre-Apprenticeship programme for 16-18 year old school leavers

NLT's pre-Apprenticeship Evolve Programme provides an opportunity for you to achieve a nationally-recognised diploma. It is designed and built for 16-18-year-olds, like you, who aren’t quite ready for a full Apprenticeship but have an interest in a future career in either Finance & Accounting or Engineering.

How do I know if NLT's Evolve Programme is for me?

  • Are you not quite ready for a full Apprenticeship?
  • Are you able to get to our Chesterfield office?
  • Are you aged 16 – 18?
  • Are you a school leaver looking for an alternative to A Levels?
  • Do you enjoy maths and problem-solving?
  • Do you see your future career in engineering or finance?

Sound like you? Well, let us tell you more about our pre-Apprenticeship Evolve Programme...

Currently only offered at our Chesterfield site, we enrol on the Evolve Programme throughout the year.

The Evolve Programme will prepare you for work within the engineering or finance industry by giving you the opportunity to sample a wide range of skills related to either engineering or the world of finance, giving you the chance to find out what you’re best at and enjoy the most.

While you are on the Evolve Programme, NLT will also actively seek to find you a suitable employer who can then fund a full Apprenticeship for you when you’re ready.

You will be coming to our Chesterfield office for 18 hours a week to complete your training, which we split over 3 days.

The programme lasts for 12 months, however some of our candidates fast track to a full Apprenticeship in as little as 12 weeks!

Wondering what qualifications you will have at the end of it?

Choose Finance...

Level 2 - Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business

Work towards improving your maths and English (GCSE/Functional Skills)

What comes next?

NLT's Evolve Programme opens the door for you to go into a full Assistant Accounting Apprenticeship at Level 3.

Choose Engineering...

Level 1 – EAL Diploma in EAL NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations

Level 2 – EAL Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Work towards improving your maths and English (GCSE/Functional Skills)

What comes next?

NLT's Evolve Programme opens the door for you to go into a full Apprenticeship in Engineering – either at Level 2 or Level 3, dependent upon the grade of diploma you achieve.

We are here to support you in getting your first step on the career ladder!

Here at NLT, many of our training officers were Apprentices themselves and have had successful careers in industry prior to joining NLT. Every year they share their knowledge and expertise with hundreds of young people, making sure they are valued members of the workforce. We are incredibly proud to be able to offer our Evolve Programme, where we are able to support loads of young people local to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to get their first foot on the career ladder.

Do you want to know more? Great! Just drop our team a line using the enquiry form below:

Or contact our team directly....

In addition to using the contact form above, you're also welcome to email our team directly - Email the NLT Apprenticeship Team. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Or you can call our Chesterfield office on 01246 206 520.

Oh, whilst you're here - don't forget to download one of our shiny new Apprenticeship brochures too, and start planning your future!