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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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Apprentices Undertake Maintenance Project at Bury School

Posted on 28 Jul 2017

News Release from Bury College Woodhey High School enlisted the help and expertise of Bury College apprentices to help renovate areas of the school. Apprentices completing the Level 2 NVQ in Building Maintenance have embarked on an exciting ongoing project at the Ramsbottom High School, which involves renovating different areas of the school including classrooms […]

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Graduation ceremony takes place for UK’s first Degree apprentices

Posted on 19 Jul 2017

The first cohort of Degree apprentices in the UK have graduated from Aston University on Monday 17 July. Graduation ceremony takes place for UK’s first Degree apprentices – GOV.UK Eleven Capgemini Degree apprentices were awarded Bachelors of Science (BSc’s) in Digital and Technology Solutions, following 3 years of working at Capgemini combined with study. 64% […]

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SME Gap Project – Erasmus Vienna Peer Review Press Release – June 2017

Posted on 17 Jul 2017

The SME GAP project was officially launched in January 2017 at Manchester Town Hall. With over 80 attendees the launch event was a key opportunity for Greater Manchester SMEs to discuss and debate the real opportunities and challenges they face with apprenticeship programmes. The event also gave attendees the the opportunity to express their opinions […]

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Cogent Science Industry Partnership Ambassador Programme awarded two GMCC Social Value Awards

Posted on 11 Jul 2017

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) has awarded Cogent Skills with silver and bronze GM Social Value Awards in recognition of its dedication, time and effort towards supporting STEM careers outreach in the Greater Manchester community, through the SIP Ambassador Programme. SIP Ambassadors are a network of industry professionals who engage, inspire and enthuse young […]

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TfGM Apprentice Travel Offer – Guidance for Training Providers

Posted on 10 Jul 2017

  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 […]

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How the Apprenticeship Levy Will Help Employers – Case Studies

Posted on 4 Jul 2017

The Travis Perkins view At builders merchant group Travis Perkins, for example, Louise Powell, group head of learning and development, is reviewing what L&D activities happen at the centre and what takes place in its various divisions. “We support and help them design the materials from the centre [many are modular-based], but we think the […]

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Apprenticeship Opportunity Business Event hosted by GM Chamber

Posted on 3 Jul 2017

This FREE breakfast and networking event will give Non Levy paying companies the opportunity to discover more about the particular implications and benefits of the reforms Details This breakfast and networking event, at Elliot House, will give you the opportunity to discover more about the particular implications and benefits of the upcoming reforms for Non […]

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Government publishes additional guidance on the 20 percent off-the-job training rule for apprenticeships.

        Government publishes additional guidance on the 20 percent off-the-job training rule for apprenticeships. The guidance document outlines a number of scenarios and the evidence requirements pertaining to employers and training providers delivering Apprenticeships going forward.  

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Building and Maintenance Apprentices help with Community Initiative

Bury College apprentices have embarked on a community initiative which will help high school pupils from the local area. Apprentices completing the Level 2 NVQ in Building Maintenance undertook a renovation project at Philips High School. Using the skills and knowledge they have gained during their apprenticeship, learners put their expertise into practice to refurbish […]

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New Service Launched for Business

Posted on 23 Jun 2017

Looking to Grow Your Business Through Recruitment, Training or Upskilling? A new service for businesses operating across Greater Manchester has been launched. Working alongside the Greater Manchester Combined Authority our Apprenticeship Growth Service this is a free and impartial service that see’s our specialist advisors go out to businesses to identify any potential skills gaps […]

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Female Engineer Progresses Career

Female Engineer Progresses Career A female engineer has progressed through the levels at Bury College and is now on target to reach her career dream as the nation comes together to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day. 20 year old Bobbie Dowding completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bury […]

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Degree apprenticeship for police constables launches

Posted on 20 Jun 2017

The new degree apprenticeship will be ‘an education founded on professional practice’, according to the College of Policing The curriculum for the new police degree apprenticeship has been published. The police constable degree apprenticeship programme was revealed last week by the College of Policing, and is designed to provide the next generation of police officers […]

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Become an Apprenticeship Champion and Utilise Amazing Apprenticeships’ resources

The Amazing Apprenticeships website offers lots of free downloadable Apprenticeship resources. You can also sign up to become an Apprenticeship Champion. Click here to access the resources. CHAMPIONS WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP CHAMPION? – Do you positively promote apprenticeships in creative ways to motivate young people? – Are you committed to creating opportunities for students […]

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Mayor of Greater Manchester appoints Sean Anstee as Skills and Apprenticeships Lead

Mayor Andy Burnham, has appointed Sean Anstee as Greater Manchester’s Lead for Skills, Employment, and Apprenticeships. The Leader of Trafford Council will oversee plans to secure higher quality apprenticeships with better pay and career progression opportunities alongside a more accessible university style application system. Cllr Anstee will also be responsible for enhancing employment opportunities for […]

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