Dental Nurse Strides Towards Career Ambition

Posted on 24 Jan 2020

An ambitious dental practitioner is on her way to achieving her career dream after embarking on a Bury College apprenticeship. Mia Carswell has successfully completed her Level 2 Dental Nursing qualification and has progressed onto the Level 3 apprenticeship which she is due to complete in October 2020. Coming from a family of hardworking dental […]

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Award-Winning Brewery give Apprentices a Taste for Employment

Posted on 20 Jan 2020

Six ambitious individuals have signed career-enhancing apprenticeship contracts with a leading Manchester-based brewery. JW Lees have given six young people the chance to fulfil their career ambitions through a unique apprenticeship opportunity which will see them undertake the Commis chef programme. During their apprenticeship, these budding catering entrepreneurs will be employed within JW Lees’ pubs […]

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Greater Manchester Colleges nominated for TES FE Awards 2020

Posted on 14 Jan 2020

Congratulations to our local nominees! Find out more by clicking here FE College of the Year – Oldham College Employer Engagement – The Manchester College FE Leader of the year – Lisa O’Loughlin, The Manchester College World Skills Unsung Hero – Joan Scott, Trafford Colleges Group

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£1.9 million boost for Greater Manchester apprenticeships

Posted on 13 Jan 2020

GREATER Manchester’s small businesses have benefited from boosts in apprenticeship opportunities thanks to a £1.9 million support package. Since March 2019, when a £1.9 million apprentice support package was launched in the city-region, a total of 186 small businesses have received grants of £3,000 to help create new apprenticeship opportunities. Greater Manchester’s #SeeDifferent Small-to-Medium Enterprise […]

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Apprentice Climbs the Financial Career Ladder

Posted on 16 Dec 2019

An enterprising apprentice is on the road to achieving his career goal of working within the Financial Services industry after successfully completing a Bury College Business programme. Arran Palmer was delighted to secure an apprenticeship job opportunity at Excel-A-Rate Business Services Limited, an independent asset finance company and brokerage which is based in Radcliffe. In […]

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Engineers claim World Skills honours

News story taken from: “Two higher-level apprentices, who study at Tameside College’s Advanced Technology Centre, have won bronze at the World Skills UK 2019 final in Birmingham. Their bronze medal in the industrial control category at the World Skills UK 2019 final, places them amongst the best trainees in the sector. The three day […]

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Apprenticeship Vacancy – Laboratory Technician | Biograd

Posted on 29 Nov 2019

The role requires the successful candidate to prepare all materials for the courses, including live bacterial and fungal cell culture, prepare stock solutions, clean and maintain equipment and conduct 3D printing of laboratory components. Admin duties include ordering and stocking laboratory supplies and chemicals, produce assessment materials, provide and email references following courses and attend […]

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The Mayor of Bury launches the JTL and Bury College Electrical Installation Partnership

Posted on 25 Nov 2019

On Friday 22nd November, JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and plumbing and heating apprenticeships, invited The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, to officially launch its new partnership with Bury College. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, local employers were given a guided tour of the college’s workshops. They also had the opportunity […]

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Business Matters: Backing Apprenticeships, Backing Manchester

Posted on 18 Nov 2019

Elyn Corfield, Lloyds Banking Group’s Ambassador for the North, on how Manchester’s thriving business scene can capitalise on the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund and unlock the benefits of apprenticeships. Greater Manchester’s business scene is going from strength to strength. ONS data shows  that there are now more than 100,000 companies in the area, […]

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Michael John Training

Posted on 12 Nov 2019

Michael John are delighted to announce that Ahmed Alkhafaji, MJTS Intermediate Level2 Standard Barber, won the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism award for apprentices at the Asian Apprenticeship Awards. This achievement becomes even more significant as his employer Mr Darren Upsall, Blades Barbershop, Marple, Stockport, is a former MJTS Apprentice. This clearly demonstrates what a significant […]

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Grime Artist Jaykae to Headline Apprentice Nation Concert in Mancheste

Posted on 7 Nov 2019

UK Grime artist Jaykae is set to headline Apprentice Nation’s concert on December 8th at Gorilla, Manchester. Jaykae, who hails from Birmingham, will be performing an exclusive show for young people as a reward for taking part in an Apprentice Nation Action Day. Action Days will be taking place in Manchester throughout November up until […]

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Cast your nominations now for Apprenticeship Awards at Salford City College

Posted on 4 Nov 2019

The 2020 Salford City College Apprenticeship Awards are almost upon us. This time it is set to be bigger and better than ever. They are giving their employer clients the job of nominating themselves or their apprentices. The awards ceremony is set to be help on Tuesday 4th February 2020 at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK. With […]

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FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards

Posted on 1 Nov 2019

FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards are a celebration of excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK and provide an opportunity to give the recognition employers and providers deserve. The awards were established in 2017 as a joint project by FE Week and AELP, with the national awards ceremony taking place the Annual Apprenticeship […]

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Apprentice Nation

Posted on 31 Oct 2019

Apprentice Nation is now being supported by BT and is coming to Manchester this Autumn for an EXCLUSIVE concert. To get a ticket, attend one of their Action Days. Apprentice Nation is a new platform designed to raise awareness and inform people about apprenticeships. We invite people to attend an Action Day to discover all […]

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Greater Manchester Police are looking for Apprentices!

Posted on 24 Oct 2019

Apprentices perform a vital role within GMP, providing excellent customer service and administrative support to members of the public, GMP colleagues and partners. We are recruiting Customer Services apprentices to work within the Operational Communications Branch and would like to attract a wide range of people from our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. The Operational […]

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Construction Apprentice Abdul wins Apprentice of the Year!

Posted on 15 Oct 2019

This article has been taken from the following website – It was celebrations all round on Thursday 3rd October, as Abdul Tahir was named Apprentice of the Year at the Greater Manchester Building of the Year awards. The awards, held at the Imperial War Museum as part of the GM Chamber Property & Construction […]

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Apprentice work on display

This article has been taken from the following website – Have you spotted the “roarsome” prehistoric garden in Rochdale Town Centre yet? In addition to some fabulous information about the really wild plants and how they relate to the dinosaurs, you can see a brilliant example of the hard work our Engineering Apprentices have […]

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Damar Training legal apprentices achieve UK first

Posted on 14 Oct 2019

This article has been taken from the following website – The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has confirmed that two Damar Training’s legal apprentices at the Government Legal Department are the first in the UK to pass the Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive End Point Assessment. The Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship standard is […]

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She did it! College apprentice Caitlin named ‘Apprentice of the Year’

This article has been taken from the following website – Caitlin, who works at AK Hair Lounge in Hindley, walked away with the prestigious accolade after being nominated by Bolton College. She gave up a lucrative position at university, studying Law, to pursue her passion for hairdressing and has wowed her tutors with her […]

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Apprentices add Chamber award to silverware

Three Trafford College Group apprentices have added to their silverware with trophies from Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Commis Chef Kane Brown from Royal Northern College of Music won best overall apprentice at Cresta Court Hotel on Thursday evening (Oct 10th), with hospital pharmacy assistant Nadeem Alli and Hairdresser Aimee Southgate of […]

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Constructing the Future are looking for an apprentice!

Posted on 11 Oct 2019

Constructing the future are looking for apprentices to complete their NVQ Level 2 Bricklayers! Stoneyhead Developments, 1 Stoneyhead, Higher Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, OL15 9NH Recruitment Criteria Good common sense To be local to head office address or car driver Commitment to college Adaptable The closing date for this vacancy is 18th October. If you would like […]

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Constructing the Future are looking for an apprentice!

Posted on 9 Oct 2019

Constructing the future are looking for apprentices to complete their NVQ Level 2 Bricklayers! Mulbury Homes, Kersal Road, Prestwich Recruitment Criteria Reliable Good timekeeping Commitment to learning Preferably GCSE Maths and English at C Interest in construction The closing date for this vacancy is 18th October. If you would like more information on the apprenticeship, please click […]

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Sweet Success for Bury College Apprentices

Bury College apprentice chefs went head to head with individuals across Bury as they competed in a Great British Bake Off style competition judged by BBC baking champion Candice Brown. Bury College Commis Chef apprentices William Robinson and Ben Donnelly showcased their culinary skills during the Village Baker competition, an event which invited budding bakers […]

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SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd Apprenticeship Opportunities!

Posted on 30 Sep 2019

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd are looking to recruit an enthusiastic apprentice to join their dynamic team in Greater Manchester. The apprentice will be working towards the Level 2 Waste Resource Operative Apprenticeship. At SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd, we’re committed to creating a greener planet. We’re working to conserve resources, reduce landfill […]

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Blog Post: Emma Nolan – Apprenticeship Applications

Posted on 23 Sep 2019

Hi there! I’m Emma Nolan and I am an Apprentice Software Engineer at Thales UK. I’m doing a level 6 degree apprenticeship – I study Digital and Technology Solutions at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). I hope I can provide some insightful advice on the process of looking for apprenticeships, to submitting applications, going through the […]

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Bury College and JTL Confirm Details of New Apprenticeship Partnership

Posted on 11 Sep 2019

The Chief Executives of Bury College and JTL have finalised the details of an innovative new apprenticeship partnership and the exciting opportunities the collaboration will bring to the local area. Last month, Bury College and JTL announced the new partnership which will initially focus on the delivery of electrical apprenticeships. Charlie Deane, Bury College Principal […]

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Business Apprentice Adds Value to School Office

A busy school office has enlisted the help of a hardworking Bury College apprentice to help support the operation side of their business. Higher Lane Primary School have recruited Business Administration Apprentice Georgi Simms to support the increasing demand of the well-resourced primary school office. 19 Year Old Georgi has recently completed her first academic […]

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New 16-17 ‘railcard’ launches to save 1.2m young people £186 a year on travel

The new Saver Card will give 16-and-17-year-olds access to half price National Rail travel, including on peak and season tickets, enabling them to travel at a reduced rate for two years. It’ll apply to anyone starting or returning to sixth-form or college, beginning an apprenticeship or entering the world of work from Monday 2 September, […]

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GMP – Business Administration Apprenticeship Opportunity

Number of Posts: Various Advertised: EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY Branch/Division: Forcewide Location: Forcewide Contract Type: Temporary Contract Length:Up to 12 months Hours: 36.25 hpw Advertised Salary: £10,932 – £13,425 Apprentices perform a vital role within Greater Manchester Police, providing excellent customer service and administrative support to members of the public, colleagues and partners. We are recruiting Business Administration apprentices and would […]

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Blog Post: Emma Nolan – My Apprenticeship Journey

Posted on 15 Aug 2019

Currently, I am an Apprentice Software Engineer at Thales UK and I will shortly be moving into the second year of a four year course. Part of my apprenticeship involves being a part-time student at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) where I study a BSc (hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions, specialising in Software Engineering. My […]

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Plans to expand apprenticeship opportunities boosted by launch of Greater Manchester Levy Matchmaking Service

Posted on 2 Aug 2019

Greater Manchester is to lead the way in opening up apprenticeship opportunities for many more local people with the launch of an industry-leading Greater Manchester Levy Matchmaking Service, linking the city-region’s growing businesses with a skilled workforce and reversing the recent decline in apprenticeship starts. The Service, delivered by the Growth Company, is the only […]

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The Steve Burne Apprentice of the Year Award 2019!

Posted on 29 Jul 2019

Nominations are now open for the seventh Greater Manchester Chamber Apprentice of the Year Award, named in 2018 after Steve Burne, the former Vice-President of Greater Manchester Chamber and Chairman of the Property & Construction Group. The Chamber of Commerce are inviting for any current construction apprentice technical or trade based) in the Greater Manchester […]

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NLTG Training Case Study

Posted on 15 Jul 2019

    “ The SEDA project has provided a welcome source of referrals to NLTG for a range of our apprenticeship programmes. All leads sent through have had clear information for contacting & next steps. I have found employers to be well informed on current government funding models/incentives etc. prior to our contact; this means […]

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Mantra Case Study

“ SMEs and Start-ups have gone from wondering what’s available to help them, to becoming very enthusiastic about the bright future that potentially lies ahead. I’ve worked with the SEDA team in phase 1 and now in phase 2. It’s been very helpful in that SEDA has been able to complete in-depth needs analyses, not […]

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Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Matchmaking Service Launch

Posted on 11 Jul 2019

We would like to invite you to join us for the launch of the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Matchmaking Service at 2pm on Friday 2 August 2019. Levy paying organisations are able to transfer up to 25% of their levy funds to other employers. The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Matchmaking Service makes this […]

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Our Pass

Posted on 9 Jul 2019

Our pass is the new bus pass for 16-18 year olds. For a one-off £10 administration fee, it unlocks free bus travel right across Greater Manchester – meaning that young people could unlock potential savings of over £500. – Our Pass will cover all local bus services across Greater Manchester – The card removes the […]

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SETA Apprenticeship Applications – Summer drop in days for Engineering Apprenticeships

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

SETA has a wide range of engineering apprenticeships in mechanical and electrical roles with differing employers across Greater Manchester. From precision engineering and advanced manufacturing to electrical and mechanical maintenance and service engineering. An engineering apprenticeship is an excellent start to a technical carer. SETA are currently holding the following application drop in days for […]

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The Juice Academy Job Opportunities

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

The Juice Academy is the UK’s first industry led apprenticeship programme. Brainchild of Tangerine communications which, after 17 years in the creative industry and having run a number of job creation and training programmes, knows a thing or two about finding and nurturing talent. There are number of vacancies that are currently available! Checkd Media […]

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Bury College annouces new appreticeship delivery partnership with leading specialist training provider

Bury College is delighted to announce its new partnership with one of the country’s largest apprenticeship delivery providers, JTL. The new partnership will initially focus on the delivery of electrical apprenticeships and individuals will develop skills in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical services both inside and outside building and structures. Established in 1990, JTL […]

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019

Case Study – Manchester Metropolitan University’s experience implementing the Level 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship standard. The need for the Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) apprenticeship at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) The provision of ACP in HEIs has undergone a recent shift from trainee advanced practitioners undertaking a traditional MSc in ACP towards the completion of […]

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The School Leavers Awards 2019

Posted on 30 May 2019

The winners for the School Leavers Awards 2019, organised by, have been revealed. The School Leavers Awards is unique, in that the majority of the winners were nominated due to feedback given directly from apprentices enrolled on their programmes, rather than relying on an independent judging panel. The finalists — which featured some of […]

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Blog Post: Gemmer Crozier – GM Apprenticeship Ambassador

Posted on 13 May 2019

After leaving Wright Robinson high school with average grades I went to study my A levels at Loreto Sixth Form College. I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a future career, I had so many ideas going through my head and they kept changing! I decided to pick subjects that I believed would […]

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ITV Apprenticeships – Open for Applications 2019

ITV’s Apprenticeship vacancies were launched on Monday 13th May. ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. They love telly, they’re passionate about content and most importantly they understand their audiences. As a growing international company, […]

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M-Futures Help Build Manchester’s Future

Posted on 10 May 2019

M-Futures is an exciting chance to gain real work experience with construction, engineering or property companies across Manchester. You’ll work with up to six companies, get paid a wage and study towards a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Construction Management. M-Futures is a two-year programme that mixes on-the-job training with studying for professional apprenticeship qualifications, It’s […]

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2019!

The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 16th Year, showcase the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, and the success stories of those who have embraced apprenticeships with zest. Apprenticeships are helping employers to thrive and apprentices to follow their dreams. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the very best employers, apprentices and […]

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Interested in free bus journeys? You could win £500 by telling us what you think!

Posted on 24 Apr 2019

Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area.  Please help us to understand how this might affect you by completing this short survey.  Click on the link below, complete the survey, and you can be entered into a prize draw […]

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