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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Posted on 4 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester Apprentice Travel Offers: Apprenticeship Provider Guidance Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has announced details of an Apprentice Bike to Work Scheme & an Apprentice Free Ticket Scheme. Apprentice Bike to Work Scheme The Apprentice Bike to Work Scheme offers apprentices a free refurbished bike and accessories for them to use accessing their place […]

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Apprenticeships with Manchester Airport

Posted on 2 Apr 2019

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator. Our three airports – Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester – serve around 44 million passengers every year. Our airports are multi-award-winning businesses responsible for directly employing, training and developing thousands of people . MAG is proud of its commitment to a healthy graduate and apprentice […]

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The part-time flexible Apprenticeships Survey

Posted on 25 Mar 2019

Apprenticeships4England are conducting a survey, looking at part-time apprenticeships and flexible apprenticeships. Please take 2 mins to complete The part-time apprenticeship & flexible apprenticeship survey. A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing out on training opportunities. Men & women, disabled people, people […]

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Science Apprenticeship Tackles Skills Gap

Posted on 22 Mar 2019

A Laboratory Technician is progressing his way through a manufacturing firm as he completes an apprenticeship which aims to tackle a growing skills shortage. Declan Keane has secured an apprenticeship opportunity at Milliken Industrials Ltd, an automotive company which produces airbag fabric. During this programme, Declan is gaining the skills, knowledge and experience of working […]

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Investors in People – New Quality Mark for Employers Offering Apprenticeships

Posted on 14 Mar 2019

Are you currently an apprentice, considering an apprenticeship in the future or have already completed an apprenticeship? The Government are introducing a quality mark for employers who offer apprenticeships, so that you can tell which employers offer the best apprenticeship experience. This is your chance to be involved in shaping what this will look like […]

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CITB announces major boost to employer funding for construction apprenticteships

Posted on 12 Mar 2019

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have annoucned a major boost in funding to help employers take on construction apprentices. From 1 April, CITB’s attendance grants to employers will increase to £2,500 per year, while achievement grants will rise to £3,500 for companies whose apprentice successfully completes their training. This is an overall funding increase […]

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Apprentice Secures Career Success

Posted on 7 Mar 2019

A former IT apprentice is enjoying a successful career at a national Telecoms engineering company. Nathan Hall completed his IT Practitioner apprenticeship at Atrium Telecom Ltd in 2012 and secured a full-time position working as a Systems Engineer. Over the past few years, the 25 year old has built infrastructures and installed systems as well […]

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Small business apprenticeship boost launched as city-region marks National Apprenticeship Week

Posted on 5 Mar 2019

Small businesses are getting a much-needed helping hand to boost apprenticeship opportunities across the city-region, Greater Manchester leaders have announced. The £1.9M support package, launched as part of National Apprenticeship Week (4- 8 March), will provide the tools and funding needed to help more than 1,500 small employers and create at least 700 new apprenticeship […]

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Give Back, Manchester | 50 in 5

Calling all Manchester businesses – leading apprenticeship provider Total People needs your help to create 50 new apprenticeships in just five days! As one of the North West’s leading apprenticeship provider, Total People is firing up the Manchester workforce and working with employers across the city to create 50 new apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week […]

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An overview of the apprenticeship service for levy-paying employers

Posted on 28 Feb 2019

Date and time:  Tuesday, 5 March 2019 11:30 – 12:15pm Duration: 45 minutes The apprenticeship service is pleased to announce the next in our series of support webinars. This webinar is intended for levy-paying employers and employer-providers who have either recently set up their apprenticeship service account, or those with new account owners and users. We […]

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Free Construction Apprenticeships Standards Webinars for Training Providers 13th/14th

Posted on 22 Feb 2019

You may have heard of the Government’s ‘Trailblazer’ scheme, where, in England, new apprenticeship standards are being developed by employers to make sure they reflect the needs of the industry and of apprentices. Many construction apprenticeship ‘Standards’ are now ready for delivery. Join a free webinar to find out what this means for you as […]

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Bury College Hosts The Great British Barber Bash

Posted on 14 Feb 2019

A team of top international barbering educators are bringing their skills, energy and expertise to Bury. Bury College is delighted to host The Great British Barber Bash College Showcase Event on Monday 25th February. The general public are invited to enjoy a high energy workshop which will showcase the latest barbering techniques demonstrated by some […]

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Bolton Business Backs Bury College Apprentices

Posted on 11 Jan 2019

Two apprentices are receiving training from leading industry professionals as they begin their careers within the Hospitality sector. The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa in Bromley Cross, Bolton is delighted to offer apprenticeship opportunities to 18 year old Nathan Pilling and 16 year old Lucy Cuff as they take their first steps in their […]

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Greater Manchester apprentices can now save more than £300 on the cost of their commute!

Posted on 14 Dec 2018

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), System One and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have launched a new public transport offer for apprentices, potentially saving them more than £300 on Metrolink and bus travel across the region. The deal sees eligible apprentices receiving a free 28-day System One travel pass, followed by significant discounts on […]

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RoATP is now open

Posted on 13 Dec 2018

Organisations that are eligible to receive government funding to train apprentices. The register of apprenticeship training providers is a list of organisations that are eligible to receive government funding to train apprentices. There are a few things you need to consider before becoming a registered apprenticeship training provider. Applying to the register of apprenticeship training providers Choose an […]

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Bury Businesses Named Best in Borough

Posted on 5 Dec 2018

Congratulations to two Bury College Apprenticeships and Training employers who won big at the Made in Bury Business Awards 2018. The annual awards ceremony, which is in association with thebestofbury, Bury Council and Tower FM, recognised and rewarded local businesses and celebrated outstanding achievements. The black tie event showcased 20 business categories covering all sectors […]

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Apprentice Builds Great Future

Posted on 3 Dec 2018

A talented carpenter has secured an apprenticeship at a leading building and maintenance firm as he undertakes a range of commercial projects. 25 year old David Simpson is building himself an exciting future as he completes a Level 2 Site Carpentry apprenticeship at Medway Heating (Bolton) Ltd. This Bolton based business specialises in building and […]

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Healthcare Practitioner Achieves Career Dream

Posted on 26 Nov 2018

Bury College apprenticeships is supporting a mental health care professional to achieve her lifelong career dream as she is appointed as a Team Leader. Lois Samuels has completed the Level 3 Health and Social Care apprenticeship in order to springboard her career within Mental Health. The 22-year-old has secured the role as Team Leader for […]

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Andy Burnham to speak at Hopwood Hall College conference on shaping the skills of Rochdale’s young adults

Posted on 13 Nov 2018

The Mayor of Greater Manchester will speak at Hopwood Hall College’s “Shape the Future of Skills in Rochdale” conference on Thursday 22nd November, alongside Rochdale MP, Tony Lloyd. The conference, held at the College’s Middleton campus, will welcome employers based in Rochdale or with substantial interests in the borough and its next generation of skilled workers. […]

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Career Progression for Bury Apprentice

Posted on 2 Nov 2018

A Bury Council apprentice has been appointed as a Senior Finance Officer as he completes his AAT Bury College training. Ambitious Giancarlo Paolucci began his career journey in 2016 on the Bury Council Apprenticeship programme. He was appointed to a position in the Bury Council Finance department and enrolled onto the Level 2 AAT Bury […]

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Plastering apprentice breaks the mould with national award shortlisting

Stuart Smith, a Plastering apprentice at Hopwood Hall College made the three-student shortlist for the Plaisterers’ Company Training Awards – the biggest awards for plastering in the UK. Formerly a bus driver, Stuart was motivated to embark on a new career in plastering after visiting one of the College’s Open Days. He has since excelled […]

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