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Position Title: Apprentice Work and Skills Officer Salary: Grade 5 to 7 £20,661 to £31,601 per annum (Bar points at £22,658, £26,822 and £30,785) Contract Type: Permanent Full Time, Higher Level Apprenticeship Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA Reference: MCC91687AA/02 Click here to apply Are you looking for a new role in […]
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 […]
Have a look at the picture below to find out more about the exciting Greater Manchester Police Apprenticeship opportunities or click here to apply. WEB VERSION OF GMP FACT SHEET AT OCTOBER 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 […]
The Juice Academy have a number of exciting digital marketing apprenticeship opportunities for October. See downloads for full job specifications.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bolton at Home have some exciting Apprenticeship Vacancies currently available including a Development Officer, Accountancy Apprentice and Building Surveyor Apprentice. To find out more and how to apply, check out the poster below: Recruitment Poster 2017 UCANS
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 […]
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 […]
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% […]
Amazing Apprenticeships will be running 60 interactive live broadcasts beginning in September 2017. The broadcasts will feature real apprenticeship employers and their apprentices. Click here to find out more and keep an eye on our website for the full list of dates.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
1. Research the company 2. Understand what the apprentice role is all about 3. What do you want to find out from the employer? 4. Plan your route to the interview 5. Things to take 6. Dress how you want to be addressed The interview Read the full article on The Student Room.
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 […]
If you’re unsure if a higher or degree Apprenticeship is right for you, have a read through the Which? Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.
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 […]
Current Apprenticeship Minimum Hourly Rate is only £3.50 per hour for people aged 16-19, or for anyone over 19 in 1st year of apprenticeship. Do you think it is enough for a person to survive in modern Britain? Or should this be reviewed? Click here to vote. This survey is undertaken by FEcompare supported by Apprenticeships4England. […]
Skills for Health have on online tool in which you can search what Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards are available. Click here to start searching.
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.
Amazing Apprenticeships have published new school resource posters promoting School Diversity Week and Results Day. 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.
Fir Tree Fishery are now recruiting for our July Traineeship programme with just 10 places available to young NEET people aged 16 – 18. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to progress into paid employment with our partners at the Wigan Council Greenspaces. Interviews/inductions will be taking place the week commencing Monday 10th […]
Year 10 pupils from Smithills High School were treated to a day of vocational related activities at an event held by Horwich based, award winning, training provider, Alliance Learning and GTA England. The group of 10 students visited Alliance Learning’s training centre to gain an insight into engineering and the different opportunities that this area […]
The juice academy are holding a boot camp assessment day on the 18th July. The boot camp is an assessment day where there will be around 20 employers looking to hire. At the boot camp selection day you’ll have chance to meet representatives from employer organisations, hear what it’s like to work in social media […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new Project Management apprenticeship has been launched to help boost growing businesses across Greater Manchester. Developed by industry for industry, the highly practical course has been designed to help businesses looking for skilled people to manage rapid periods of growth or change within their organisation. Click here to read the Full News Story
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fir Tree Fishery have organised this event so that everyone within the local community has the opportunity to come along and find out more about our services and current education/enrichment programmes. The Open Day is a perfect opportunity for the following groups: • Parents of school leavers looking at post 16 education opportunities including our […]
Thanks to The Skills Company, who have been paying particularly close attention to what the major parties have to say about the skills agenda we now have a clear comparison to draw upon ahead of election day. A like-for-like comparison is difficult, since each party sets out their manifestos differently, but they’ve trawled every page […]
Due to the continuing success of our Apprenticeship Programme, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), in partnership with Damar Training, is recruiting a significant number of apprentice support roles and would like to attract a wide range of young people from different backgrounds reflecting its Greater Manchester communities. GMP is proud to be different both in the […]
The Skills for Business Awards are now in their fourth year and continue to go from strength to strength. The Awards recognise and celebrate the direct impact learning has on businesses, individuals and communities in Greater Manchester. This year’s event will be at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, and will include a drinks reception, three […]
This Document presents a set of principles that, when reflected in practice, demonstrate excellence in Apprenticeship delivery within healthcare employers. The principles offer a tool to aid improvement – they will help those already engaged in Apprenticeship training to develop their practice further. Those new to Apprenticeships may benefit from additional support to help plan and […]
A Bury College apprentice is achieving his career dream and progressing his Engineering career as he completes an apprenticeship at Camfil UK, a worldwide leader in the field of Air Filtration. Joe Fletcher from Haslingden is due to finish his Level 3 Mechanical Maintenance apprenticeship in September and believes he is now equipped with the […]
Damar Training, the long-established vocational training provider, has announced some exciting new changes to their conveyancing apprenticeships and their standalone Level 4 and Level 6 Diplomas in Conveyancing Law and Practice. Damar has been a provider of the CLC/SQA Diplomas in Conveyancing Law and Practice since January 2017 and continues to make improvements to the courses […]
The newly elected figurehead says £3.50 ‘is simply not enough’ for young Greater Manchester workers Mayor Andy Burnham has demanded better wages for apprentices across Greater Manchester. Speaking at a conference at the Etihad Stadium he berated the current national minimum wage of £3.50 for apprentices saying it ‘is simply not enough’. Instead, he called […]
The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 will close for entries soon! You can find out more about the awards and benefits of entering by watching our video. Applicants have until Friday 26 May to submit their entry – at 5pm the National Apprenticeship Service close their search for England’s top apprenticeship employers and apprentices. Employer Categories […]
A recently launched pilot scheme to support Greater Manchester apprentices with the cost of travel, one of the most frequently cited barriers to apprenticeships reported to us by providers, partners and apprentices (particularly young people) and reflected in the GM Apprenticeship Strategy. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and New Economy (on behalf of the Greater Manchester […]
Manchester based apprenticeship training provider, The Skills Company is pioneering a series of WebinApps, as an innovative way to inform young people about the opportunities that apprenticeships can provide. In May, they are introducing the interactive digital open events which connect young people with apprentice employers to raise awareness of what it’s like to be […]
The ‘See Things Differently’ campaign is celebrating record levels of social media engagement and web activity following its National Apprenticeship Week initiative ‘The Pitch’. ‘The Pitch’ saw leading employers from across the region pitted against each other as they pitched their business to the young people of Greater Manchester. Siemens, ANS Group, The Co-operative, MAN […]
Gaining first-hand industry experience whilst working alongside a multi-award winning chef is preparing two Bury College apprentices for career success. Katie Dunham and Liam Mills are undertaking the Level 2 Professional Cookery apprenticeship at Nutters Restaurant, a modern, award-winning British restaurant owned by celebrity chef Andrew Nutter. Enjoying their first taste of work within the […]
Bolton College is celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in its recent Ofsted inspection. A team of Ofsted inspectors spent four days at the College in February, and they scrutinised all aspects of the college provision. In their final report they judged the overall effectiveness of the College to be a grade 2, which is […]
Bolton College’s week-long celebration of apprenticeships finished with a bang, when MP Sir David Crausby joined successful apprentices in the College’s Signature restaurant for an awards ceremony. The event, held as part of National Apprenticeship Week, recognised star apprentices who have displayed commitment and success in each curriculum area. 15 apprentices were joined by their […]