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Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2018

Posted on 25 May 2018

Last year, the 2nd Asian Apprenticeship Awards took place to continue raising the profile of apprenticeships within the underserved British Asian community following a shocking statistic that British Asians represented 4.1% of the overall apprenticeship uptake in 2015/16. The purpose of the awards was to address the stigma attached within British Asian communities about apprenticeships by celebrating […]

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Bricklaying Apprentice Entered for National Competition

Posted on 2 May 2018

An apprentice has credited his Bury College training for giving him the skills to change his life and prepare him to compete in a national construction competition. 18-year-old Kalvin Costello is proud to be representing Bury College in the 2018 SkillBuild Seniors Bricklaying competition, the largest multi-trade competition in the U.K for construction trainees and […]

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Career-driven Trio Secure Employment Opportunities at Bury Business

Posted on 27 Apr 2018

An enthusiastic Bury apprentice is the latest individual to secure a career-ready apprenticeship at a local business committed to supporting and investing in young people. Jack Mason is delighted to have secured a full-time permanent contract at The Vacuum Pouch Company Ltd after completing his Level 2 Bury College Warehousing apprenticeship. The knowledge, skills and […]

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Damar Training Announces Annual Apprenticeship Award Winners

Posted on 14 Mar 2018

Now in their 13th year, Damar Training’s annual apprenticeship awards have a long history and, to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, the winners of Damar’s 2018 awards have been announced. Damar is one of the country’s leading providers of apprenticeships and, over the past year, has worked with over 2,000 apprentices at more than 500 employers […]

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Apprenticeships and Skills Minster, Anne Milton attends 10k talk

During National Apprenticeship Week 2018, Anne Milton, Minster of Apprenticeship and Skills spent time at St Ambrose Barlow RC High School. Anne took in a #10ktalks, delivered by Apprenticeship Ambassador, Gemmer Crozier (pictured left). Gemmer shared her inspirational Apprenticeship journey with the students and Anne and explained how… “At first I was embarrassed to tell […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 in Tameside

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Tameside Careers, Apprenticeships and Aspirations! To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2018 Tameside Council organised the Key 103 Bus to attend Mossley Hollins High School to deliver Apprenticeship information, advice and guidance workshop. Throughout lessons 1-4, 35 Mossley Hollins pupils from years 8, 9 and 10 met with a Positive Steps […]

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Apprenticeship Week 2018 in Stockport

National Apprenticeships Week at the Apprenticeships Store Stockport During National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2018 the Apprenticeships Store Stockport held a series of events to celebrate the success of Apprenticeships and promote the benefits they bring to the people in the borough. Each day was dedicated to a different sector and a host of different training providers […]

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Bury College Gets On-board National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Posted on 12 Mar 2018

A digital touring bus, creative high school workshops and video interviews with award winning apprentices – Bury College inspired, motivated and celebrated all things apprenticeships for National Apprenticeship Week 2018! Between 5th-9th March, apprentices, employers and staff came together to showcase exactly how apprenticeships work and explore the different pathways available to great careers. The […]

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STAGECOACH LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

Posted on 9 Mar 2018

 Stagecoach is using the 2018 National Apprenticeship Week (5th – 9th March) by inviting budding engineers to apply for a place on this year’s apprenticeship scheme. The company is offering places on its Engineering Apprenticeship programme at each of its six Manchester depots in Middleton, Ashton, Hyde Road, Stockport, Sharston and Wigan. The course begins […]

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Catering Professional Cooks-up Career Success

Posted on 6 Mar 2018

NHS Catering and Hospitality professionals are progressing their careers and achieving their ambitions through Bury College apprenticeship training programmes. Andrew Dunne, Manager at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in Prestwich, has returned to education to gain a qualification to help him continue his career journey. Having completed a Leadership and Management apprenticeship, Andrew […]

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NAW2018 – Employer Events

Posted on 28 Feb 2018

Breakfast Briefing – ACCA & BPP Accountancy Professional – 06 Mar 2018 08:30 AM ACCA and BPP are hosting a series of regional breakfast briefings to answer your questions on the first pathway to ACCA Professional Accountant status. You’ll hear how you as an employer can take advantage of apprenticeship funding to hire new local talent […]

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Apprenticeships with The Juice Academy

Posted on 21 Feb 2018

Do you spend all of your time on online? Apply to become a digital marketing apprentice with some of the most successful brands in the UK. The Juice Academy has been providing tech-savvy young people with digital marketing jobs since 2013. ​Our apprentices have supported some of the biggest names in the North West, including: UNILAD, […]

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Bury Business Recruits Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Posted on 19 Feb 2018

An ambitious Bury College apprentice is combining his love of science with hands-on laboratory work as he masters the skills and knowledge to progress into a leading industry. Ross Walker from Walmersley in Bury is one year into his two year Laboratory Technician apprenticeship programme at Microbiological Solutions Ltd. Ross splits his time between working […]

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Traineeships at Groundwork

Posted on 26 Jan 2018

A Groundwork Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience designed to prepare 19 to 24 year olds for their future careers by helping them become ‘work ready’. Each Traineeship includes a high quality work experience placement, a Level 1 qualification in the subject, support with English and maths and up to 25 […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Posted on 23 Jan 2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and takes place from 5 to 9 March 2018. It is an exciting opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy. Now in its 11th year, this national moment brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to encourage more […]

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Apprenticeships Live – Brother UK

Posted on 22 Jan 2018

Schools and educational establishments in England can now access the very latest apprenticeship information through these live broadcasts – completely free of charge! There will be 60 throughout the year. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live broadcast – your students can watch on catch up at a time to suit you. There is […]

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A Family Practice Delivers Apprenticeship Opportunities

Posted on 18 Jan 2018

A general practitioners who provide health care and advice to the people of Bury, have been giving opportunities to young people through Bury College apprenticeship programmes. Minden Family Practice have been working with Bury College to offer apprenticeship opportunities to young people for many years. The practice strongly believes in offering individuals training opportunities to […]

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Female apprentices cement place in “men’s world”

Posted on 16 Jan 2018

Two of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing’s Carpentry and Joinery apprentices have proved that the construction industry doesn’t have to be a male dominated field. Sarah Wilkinson and Ellie Hughes both studied carpentry and joinery at Hopwood Hall College and saw the apprenticeship opportunities after speaking to the college’s apprenticeship team. The two were then snapped up […]

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Electrical Apprenticeship Wires Career Success

Posted on 9 Jan 2018

A father from Bury has undertaken a Bury College apprenticeship and is realising his career dream of training to become an electrician. 30 year old Linford Moran has secured an Electrical Installation apprenticeship working with Six Town Housing after impressing the company during a work trial organised through their Steps To Success tenant employment and […]

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Traineeships at Seetec

Posted on 18 Dec 2017

Seetec’s Traineeship starts on MONDAY 15th January with their enrollment day in Manchester on Friday 12th January. Click here to find more about Seetec’s Traineeship Programme. You can also find out more information by contacting Seetec on 0161236964.

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Dental Practitioners Sink Teeth into Management Qualifications

Posted on 15 Dec 2017

A group of dental practitioners have returned to education to further develop their skills and prepare themselves for career progression. Five young women have chosen Bury College to gain qualifications which can help them climb the career ladder. In August 2017, the young professionals, who all work within the dental industry, completed their ILM studies. […]

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Waste Management Company Recycles Training Opportunities

A national business is giving its staff the opportunity to develop new skills and progress their careers through Bury College apprenticeship programmes. Viridor, part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, is a sustainability company which transforms waste into quality recycled materials and vital renewable energy. The business, which operates more than 300 facilities across the […]

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Winners of the Skills for Business Awards announced!

Greater Manchester’s outstanding employers and apprentices were celebrated at the Skills for Business Awards last week (November 30th). The awards, in association with Pearson, were hosted by a partnership of the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network and the Greater Manchester Chamber. The Skills for Business Awards, which are now in their fourth year, recognise the […]

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Aaron O’Neill secures top Apprentice of the Year award nomination

Posted on 16 Nov 2017

Security Systems Apprentice Aaron O’Neill locked down a nomination for one of Greater Manchester’s biggest business awards. Aaron, a Security Systems Apprentice from Hopwood Hall College, is one of just 12 apprentices in Greater Manchester who have been shortlisted for “Advanced Apprentice of the Year” at the Skills for Business Awards. His work as an […]

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Apprenticeships Live

Posted on 15 Nov 2017

Schools in England can access the very latest Apprenticeship information directly from employers and their apprentices through the new live broadcast offer. This service is part of the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for schools project (ASK) funded by the National Apprenticeship Service. Employers include BBC, Specsaves, NHS and TUI. What is a live broadcast? A  engaging […]

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Apprentice Climbs the Career Ladder

Posted on 10 Nov 2017

A Bolton business is supporting the new Bury College Customer Service apprenticeship standard as they provide a school leaver with an exciting career opportunity. Wardworth Ltd, trading under the name Ladderstore, has given Megan Oliver the chance to secure a recognised qualification whilst gaining industry experience. Ladderstore, as the name suggests, supply a wide range […]

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Traineeships at Seetec

Posted on 6 Nov 2017

Seetec’s Traineeship starts on MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER with their enrollment day in Manchester on Wednesday 8th November. Click here to find more about Seetec’s Traineeship Programme. You can also find out more information by contacting Seetec on 0161236964.  

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Bolton College’s Joshua Hudson has been highly commended at the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Posted on 17 Oct 2017

Joshua, 18, who works as an apprentice at Jon-Son Motors in Bury, was triumphant in the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year category. The Awards, now in their fourteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made […]

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Apprentices – save on your journey to work

Posted on 25 Sep 2017

Apprentices starting out on their new career can take advantage of two great travel offers from Transport for Greater Manchester. For those in the first six months of their apprenticeship there is the offer of a free 28-day travel pass valid on bus or Metrolink services across the region. The ticket can be used on […]

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Apprentice Travel Offer

Posted on 12 Sep 2017

TfGM currently have two Apprentice Travel Offers: The Apprentice Bike to Work Scheme offers apprentices a free refurbished bike and accessories for them to use accessing their place of work and training. The Apprentice Free Ticket Scheme offers new* apprentices ONE free 28 day bus and Metrolink ticket for them to use accessing their place […]

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Award Winning Higher Apprentice – Bury College

An aspiring accountant has scooped an apprentice of the year award and impressed industry professionals during a regional competition. Jamie Barry is currently completing an AAT Higher Apprenticeship at Avonside Group, one of Britain’s largest roofing contractors with 29 branches nationwide. Based at Avonside Head Office in Heywood, Jamie impressed the company with his ongoing […]

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Apprentice Survey: What Makes a Good Employer of Apprentices?

The Apprenticeship Growth Service want your feedback on what makes a good Employer of Apprentices. Over the past two months they have held focus groups with a number of employers and apprentices from across Greater Manchester to determine whether a quality mark to distinguish good employers of apprentices would be useful and if so how […]

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FREE Apprenticeship Guide Listing

Posted on 8 Sep 2017

Please respond by 15th September The Apprenticeship Guide, now in its 12th edition is a high-quality resource that is promoted to every school in England. It gives a concise summary of every apprenticeship framework and standard in England and is circulated to every secondary school as well as many academies and colleges. One feature of […]

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Ambitious Apprentice Achieves Career Goal with Bury College

Stephanie Moyle achieved her career goal after progressing through the apprenticeship levels and has now returned to Bury College to gain the skills needed to lead her new office team. 22 year old Stephanie Moyle took the first step in her career in 2014 when she achieved a Level 2 Business Administration before going onto […]

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Institute of Apprenticeships

Posted on 15 Aug 2017

The Institute of Apprenticeships consider and approve expressions of interest, apprenticeship standards and assessment plans submitted by employer groups. The institute is employer-led with an independent chair who leads a board of employers, business leaders and their representatives, to ensure employers continue to drive apprenticeship quality to the highest level. If your looking to keep […]

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NUS Apprentice Extra Card!

The NUS Apprentice extra discount card has been developed by the National Union of Students (NUS) and provides apprentices with discounts from more than 140 top high street and online retail partners including Amazon, PizzaExpress, Jack Wills, 16-25 Railcard, The Co-op and more! For only £11, you receive a whole year of savings on a […]

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What is a Traineeship?

What is a Traineeship? Traineeships are aimed at young people aged 16-24 who are motivated to work but currently lack the skills, experience and behaviours sought by employers to secure an Apprenticeship or other sustainable employment. Traineeships can last anywhere between six weeks and six months although they typically last four to five months. English […]

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