Engineering Apprentice is taking on the world

Posted on 11 Nov 2015

Reece Prince from Wythenshawe attended Manchester Enterprise Academy where he achieved good grades in his GCSEs. Reece decided while he was still at school that he wanted to do an apprenticeship. He’d enjoyed practical subjects at school, and enjoyed finding out how things were made and how they worked. Reece heard about a 40 week […]

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Apprentice Chef cooks up a feast in his Dream Job

Posted on 6 Nov 2015

Let Joseph Fredericks tell you about his experiences  in landing his dream job as an Apprentice with one of Manchester’s top restaurants, Mr Cooper’s House and Garden, an acclaimed restaurant in The Midland hotel which is run by Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan. Excited about what the future holds after overcoming a serious illness to land […]

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Ian Holborn on the future of apprenticeships

Posted on 4 Nov 2015

Ian Holborn, managing director for work-based learning at The Manchester College, on the future of apprenticeships. Over recent months there have been some big announcements from government on the future of apprenticeships, including the pledge to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020. The Prime Minister announced plans to introduce an apprenticeship levy for larger […]

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Apprentices Sustain Culture. Fact.

Posted on 3 Nov 2015

Paul Shannon, Chief Operating Officer at ANS Group Plc, talks about Manchester’s shortlisting to become the European Youth Capital in 2018 and how apprentices sustain culture. Manchester has been shortlisted from 20 European cities to become the European Youth Capital (EYC) in 2018. Amongst the shortlist, Manchester’s competitors include: Cascais (Portugal), Kecskemét (Hungary), Novi Sad (Serbia) […]

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HR apprentice riding high

After achieving four A level passes at Audenshaw School in Tameside, Jack Hampson considered his career options. Jack, from Denton, could have gone to university, but decided that he wanted to get qualified in the workplace and earn while he was learning. Jack decided to look for Apprenticeship opportunities in HR on the website and […]

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Amy Jets to Las Vegas on Live Events Apprenticeship

Posted on 2 Nov 2015

Excited about what the future holds after studying a Live Events Apprenticeship, through The Manchester College. Amy shares her experiences and recommends an Apprenticeship to others who want to obtain their dream job! Part of Amy’s Apprenticeship at Entertainment Today is to attend international conferences, so with her first week on the job Amy was […]

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#SEEDIFFERENT Competition Winner Revealed

Posted on 30 Oct 2015

The Apprenticeship Hub has today announced the lucky winner of its competition to win an Apple iWatch. Jasmine Wagstaff-Shore from Manchester beat hundreds of other hopefuls to get her hands on the popular item. Young people across Greater Manchester had been sending in their imaginative selfies all summer, with the campaign’s #SEEDIFFERENT hashtag, in the […]

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Apprentice at The Manchester College Named Intermediate Apprentice of The Year

Laura Broughton, 20, from Salford was announced winner for the North West – Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire region at the prestigious awards ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club. She is now in the running to be nominated for the National Awards finals. Laura completed her 12 month Apprenticeship with The Manchester College and Greater […]

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Apprenticeship just the start for social whizz

Posted on 29 Oct 2015

After achieving good A-level grades at college, Chloe, from Warrington, considered going to university but also wanted to explore a vocational route into the career of her choice. Her careers advisor at college told her about the Apprenticeship opportunities available at The Skills Company, so Chloe attended a careers fair to investigate which Apprenticeships she […]

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Posted on 28 Oct 2015

Connor Stevenson, Apprentice Youth Worker at Raise the Youth Foundation, has been Highly Commended by both the Association of Colleges and the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015. Connor, who is currently completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Teaching & Learning Specialist Support for Schools, was nominated for AoC Student of the Year and the National Apprenticeship […]

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‘Degree Apprenticeships raising the bar’

Posted on 23 Oct 2015

Following an Ofsted report, released this week, criticising businesses for ‘wasting’ public funding on low level apprenticeships, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has recommended the take up of Degree Apprenticeships. In light of the report, announced by Ofsted chief  Sir Michael Wilshaw, Liz Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships at MMU, commented: “Degree Apprenticeships provide an excellent example of […]

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Yasmin shares her Apprenticeship story

Posted on 16 Oct 2015

In June 2013 I left school with 10 GCSEs and started to apply for college, wanting to study Business Studies. In September 2013 I started at college, however after a few weeks there I decided it wasn’t for me. I felt I wanted to get out into the working world and be earning money. In […]

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Statistics show that more people than ever are doing an apprenticeship

Posted on 15 Oct 2015

Provisional statistics revealed yesterday (14 October 2015) show that more people than ever are doing an apprenticeship, with strong growth in the number of higher apprenticeships. More than 872,000 people were employed on government funded apprenticeships during the 2014 to 2015 academic year, with almost 30,000 people working to gain the high value skills British […]

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Oldham College Offer Exclusive BBC Traineeship

Posted on 14 Oct 2015

Are you interested in an exclusive BBC Traineeship designed by world class professionals and delivered by Oldham College? Do you want to gain valuable digital skills to help you into employment? Then all you need to do is fit the criteria below: Be motivated to learn new skills, have little or no work experience Use […]

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Top Level Apprentices to trump graduates

Posted on 9 Oct 2015

The best apprentices – those with a level 5 qualification – will earn £50,000 more in their lifetime than someone with an undergraduate degree from a university outside of the Russell Group, taking home close to £1.5m over their career. The new calculation by the Boston Consulting Group is revealed in Levels of Success: The Potential […]

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UTC Students Better Prepared for Work

Posted on 8 Oct 2015

New research released today by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust shows that, for two thirds (66 per cent) of parents, their biggest fear is that their child will not find a job when they leave education. Nearly half (48.1 per cent) of parents said they felt stressed about their child’s education and 80 per cent […]

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The Skills Company Opens Its Doors

On Wednesday 14 October The Skills Company, a leading provider of apprenticeships and traineeships in the Greater Manchester area, will be opening its doors to welcome all those with an interest in kick-starting their career with new opportunities in apprenticeships.   Taking place during National Work Experience Week, the open day event, entitled Access All Areas, […]

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Apprentice achieves childhood career aspiration

Posted on 2 Oct 2015

Nineteen-year-old Beth Goddard has been able to turn her love of dancing from a hobby to a career after securing a Business Administration Apprenticeship at ActiveDance. The former Tottington High School pupil began her apprenticeship in September 2014 and is due to finish in January 2016 when she will progress onto a Level 5 Leadership […]

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The Apprenticeship Hub is here

Posted on 22 Sep 2015

Our two-year campaign to increase the uptake of Apprenticeships across Greater Manchester launches in full this week as the new Apprenticeship Hub website goes live. Results day flashmobs, a Greater Manchester bus tour and a branded float at Manchester Pride 2015, have all contributed to the exciting campaign build up, with a dynamic team of morphs […]

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Trailblazer boost for legal apprenticeships

Posted on 18 Sep 2015

The big news this month in the world of legal apprenticeships is the approval of assessment plans for five new ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeships being developed for the sector. The new apprenticeships are designed for: Solicitors Chartered Legal Executives Paralegals Conveyancing Technicians Licensed Conveyancer The hyperlinks above are to the relevant page of the BIS website where […]

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BBC launches digital skills programme

A new Traineeship programme designed by the BBC to equip 5,000 unemployed young people with employability and digital skills has been launched.  The BBC Make it Digital programme is aimed at unemployed people aged 16-24 who don’t already have a full level 3 qualification, the equivalent of two A Levels. The eight-week programme will be […]

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Wigan students head to Germany for industry opportunity

Two of the UK’s most promising young engineering students have been selected for a work placement in Oppenweiler, Germany, with Murrelektronik – one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of power distribution components and systems for industrial automation. In October, the Wigan UTC students will become part of the Murrelektronik manufacturing team and gain an insight […]

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