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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. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YL5TYKQ 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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Bury College Apprentice Receives National Apprenticeship Award

Posted on 15 Oct 2018

A Bury College apprentice has received a Highly Commended award at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Stephanie Moyle attended the prestigious Regional Apprentice, Rising Star and Apprenticeship Champion of the Year awards ceremony held at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert hotel. The National Apprenticeship Awards showcase and celebrate the diverse range of sectors engaged […]

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See Different; Be Different: How apprenticeship diversity supports business performance & growth

Posted on 1 Oct 2018

A conference for senior managers to highlight the benefits of driving up participation in Apprenticeships by members of BAME communities Monday 19th November 2018 Greater Manchester was identified by Government to take part in the national “5 Cities Pilot” project, launched by Anne Milton (Minister of State for Education) and Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater […]

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THE JUICE ACADEMY RECEIVES COMMENDATION FROM CIM

Posted on 28 Sep 2018

Leading digital apprenticeship programme – The Juice Academy – has received a letter of commendation for its first ever examination results, in which all but one apprentice passed and are now heading towards completion of the programme. In July 2017, The Juice Academy – one of the UK’s leading digital marketing apprenticeship programmes – switched […]

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National Apprenticeship Show – 17th-18th October

Posted on 14 Sep 2018

Thousands of apprenticeship opportunities are being showcased by more than 70 of the country’s leading employers at the National Apprenticeship Show taking place at The Bolton Arena on 17-18 October 2018. This truly unique event will bring thousands of young people face-to-face with the massive range of opportunities offered by these foremost employers who will […]

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Over 60 Apprenticeship Vacancies Available Now at Alliance Learning For GCSE Students who want to Fast Track their Career!

Posted on 20 Aug 2018

As GCSE results are announced this week thousands of young people will be considering their options and deciding what route to take next. Bolton based Alliance Learning are encouraging young people to get in touch and find out how an Apprenticeship might be the perfect fit. Apprentices earn a wage whilst working towards recognised qualifications […]

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Greater Manchester Ageing Hub are recruiting an apprentice!

Posted on 10 Aug 2018

See below Apprenticeship opportunity with the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub:   Level 4 Apprentice (Greater Manchester Ageing Hub) Fixed Term 24 months Hours: 36.25 per week £16,755 increasing to £17,007 after successful completion of 12 months Location: Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Churchgate House, Oxford St, Manchester Closing date: 31 August   Help make Greater Manchester […]

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Hairdressing Apprenticeship at Pierre’s Alexander Colour Bar

Posted on 2 Aug 2018

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 vacancy at Pierre’s Alexander Colour Bar, Manchester, M3 2WZ. Training will be provided by Mark Betts Hair Education in salon. Training will be provided by Mark Betts Hair Education, which will teach and guide you through your Level 2 Hairdressing qualification, learning how to blow-dry, colour, and cut women’s hair to a […]

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Apprenticeship Opportunities with Jacobs

Jacobs is a premier global consulting, design, engineering, construction, operations & maintenance and technical services firm delivering advanced solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With 2017 revenues of $10 billion, we serve a diverse range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. Jacobs are currently looking […]

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Alliance Learning Celebrates 26th Annual Awards Evening

Posted on 13 Jul 2018

Apprentices and employers from across the North West had cause for celebration when they attended the 26th Annual Alliance Learning Awards Evening on Thursday 21st June 2018. The Awards Ceremony, which recognises and rewards the hard work and commitment of learners and the businesses that support them, was held at The Horwich RMI for the […]

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Are you an apprentice? Win £250!

The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) facilitated by Semta, is a group of apprentices who act on behalf of apprentices in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector. Each year they conduct a survey to find out how apprentices rate their apprenticeships, how they could be improved and what sources of support and guidance helped to inform […]

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Plasterers Prepare for Career Progression

Posted on 5 Jul 2018

Bury College Plastering students are looking forward to kick-starting their careers after securing apprenticeship opportunities. The college is proud to deliver programmes which allows individuals to gain the skills, knowledge and experience for them to progress directly into employment. The Plastering department is delighted to have supported the progression of so many learners and for […]

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Tameside Careers and Apprenticeships Exhibition – #TCAE2018

Posted on 3 Jul 2018

The annual Tameside Careers and Apprenticeships Exhibition took place on Thursday 21st June 2018 at Stalybridge Civic Hall. The event is sponsored by Tameside Council, Ashton Sixth Form College, Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College and was organised to provide ‘have-a-go’ activities for Year 9 and 10 students from Secondary schools across the borough. […]

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#TamesideApprenticeships Campaign

Tameside Council have funded the development of a new #TamesideApprenticeships promotional campaign which is currently in use for marketing apprenticeships to raise awareness of apprenticeships to local Tameside residents to help increase engagement and uptake. The campaign was officially relaunched during National Apprenticeship Week 2018. The campaign captures insights from current apprentices from Tameside and […]

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My Future – Opportunity for Manchester residents

My Future Are you a Manchester resident, aged 18-24 (16-24 for MCC Cemetery Workers) and looking for paid work experience with a real opportunity for progression? Yes, then we may have the perfect opportunity for you! The My Future programme will give you the chance to do a 4-week pre-employment training course at Manchester College followed by a 13 week paid work experience […]

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Celebrating the success of GMAC

Posted on 27 Jun 2018

This week, the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company (GMAC) celebrates its second birthday – and the partnership has seen some incredible successes over the last two years. The GMAC partnership was established in June 2016, as an innovative collaboration between 10 partners across Greater Manchester – including GM FE colleges, The Growth Company and Total People. […]

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Finance apprenticeship pays dividends

Posted on 1 Jun 2018

A Bury College student is literally in the money having successfully completed a Business Administration apprenticeship with a financial services company. Morgan Payne followed ‘A’ levels with a Sports & Exercise Science degree, but soon realised that earning and learning was a better route for him. An opportunity at Logic Wealth Planning in Heywood, coupled […]

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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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