Case Studies

It’s time to meet the apprentices! Here’s your chance to hear what the Apprenticeship journey is all about, from the apprentices right through to their parents and employers.

Redgold Hydraulics – Employer & Apprentice

Redgold Hydraulics in Standish took on Cole, 17, as an engineering apprentice, after he volunteered there. He’s really glad to be working in an industry he enjoys and he knows that he wants to be an engineer for the rest of his life. Cole enjoys from learning on the job and thinks it will benefit […]

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Bathtek UK- Employer & Apprentice

Bathtek UK have had three full-time apprentices and are keen to nurture apprentices to ensure they get what they want in an employee. Jordan is their current apprentice. He had completed an apprenticeship before joining Bathtek, which gave him the opportunity to progress. This Employer has been supported by these employers have been supported by […]

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HR Apprentice

Joel realised university wasn’t for him after a year studying Computing at a local university. After a rethink he decided to take on an apprenticeship because he was really interested in developing his skills in a working environment.

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PR Executive, MC2

After attending Pendleton College in Salford, the unique opportunity to earn a wage and continue learning at the same time attracted Callum to an apprenticeship. 6 months into his role at marketing and communications specialist MC2, Callum has progressed from Marketing Apprentice to PR Executive, and has his eyes firmly set on his next goal.

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UKFast is one of the UK’s leading managed hosting and colocation providers, supplying dedicated server hosting, critical application hosting, and cloud hosting solutions.

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The co-operative

As the UK’s largest mutual business, meaning they’re owned by their customer members, and with an annual turnover of more than £11bn, The Co-operative Group is an exciting place to kick start any career.

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A huge multinational business, MAN Diesel & Turbo produce cutting edge engines and turbomachinery for projects as diverse as power plants and cruise liners.

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With more than 150 years of accumulated knowledge, experience and expertise, Holroyd Precision Components are firmly at the forefront of high precision machine tool design.

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MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States.

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Manchester Airport Group

MAG’s career opportunities range from communications roles through to finance, security and aviation. So, whatever your skills, experience or aspirations, they have a role for you.

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Newall Green High School & Sixth Form’s network of progression partners, training providers and employers is there to support students as they take the next step in their education.

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Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Stephanie Gill, Principal at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, explains why apprenticeships are an exciting opportunity for students wanting to continue their education after they leave school.

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Walkden High School

At Walkden High School, weekly talks from training providers ensure students get to hear all the great options that are available to them.

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Liz McClure

Liz’s daughter Lois started her career with The Co-operative after completing an apprenticeship course.

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Lancashire FA

The Lancashire FA has an established County Apprenticeship Programme that provides a unique opportunity for young people to develop their sporting and coaching education.

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Legal Apprentice, Horwich Farrelly

Despite not studying for an A-level in Law, Nicola is forging a career in the legal profession at Horwich Farrelly’s Manchester offices. The firm’s highly successful apprenticeship scheme offers young people an alternative to the traditional degree route by delivering hands-on experience, underpinned by a recognised legal qualification. Working closely with Horwich Farrelly’s top fee earners, […]

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Recruitment Partner, Manchester Airport

Kara wanted to get straight into the world of work and leapt head first into a HR role at Manchester Airport. Not only has she progressed quickly but she’s also had the opportunity to travel to Uganda to support the Airport’s nominated charity. With her apprenticeship offering a number of different progression routes, Kara has the […]

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