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Apprenticeships

Are you looking to get a head start in your future career and earn money at the same time? If the answer is yes, then see how an apprenticeship can get you ahead of the competition.
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Why choose us?

Ofsted Grade 2: Good

We’re Ofsted Grade 2: Good, meaning that the quality of our training and the dedicated support we give to our learners has been officially recognised by Ofsted.

30 years' experience

We've been doing what we've been doing for 30 years - we're experts in our field.

Over 90% employment and training progression

Over 90% of our apprentices progress into employment after their apprenticeship or go onto further study.

2,500 employer links

We work with over 2,500 employers who are recruiting apprentices every year.

Experience is Everything

FAQs
How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Applying is easy - click on the vacancy you wish to apply for and then simply click on the 'Apply' button and enter your details or you can call our friendly team on 0161 233 2656.

You can view our current vacancies here.

If you are employed and would like to start an apprenticeship within your current role, please contact us.

You can register your details with us and upload your CV here.

Can I get an NUS card with an apprenticeship?

Yes! When you start an apprenticeship with us, you’ll be able to apply for your NUS Apprenticeship Extra card. 

NUS Apprentice extra provides discounts in-store and online at your favourite brands to help your hard-earned cash go a little further.  For just £11 for 1 year and £19 for 2 years, you get discounts from the likes of The Co-op, Amazon, Dominos, Alton Towers, New Look and much much more!

Apply for your card here.

When can I start an apprenticeship?

Employers recruit all year round so, you can start an apprenticeship at any time throughout the year.

You can view our current vacancies here.

If you are employed and would like to start an apprenticeship within your current role, please contact us.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

The length of an apprenticeship varies, depending on your existing skills, the qualifications you are working towards, and the sector it is in. Generally, it will take between one and four years.

How many holidays do I get?

Like most other employees, apprentices will be given a minimum of 20 days paid holiday per year as well as bank holidays. 

Where will I train?

Most apprentices attend some off-the-job training at one our training centres or partner colleges and this might be day release or a block of training all together. Some apprentices may complete all of their training in the workplace.

 

How much will I get paid?

Apprentices are paid a salary directly by their employer and some employers will pay over the national minimum wage.

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate of £4.15 per hour if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

For example - if you are aged 22 and in the first year of your apprenticeship then you are entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £4.15.

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they are:

  • aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

For example - if you are aged 22 and have completed the first year of your apprenticeship then you are entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £8.20.

 

Please note: rates are correct until 1 April 2021.

How many hours a week will I work?

All apprentices work full-time, the hours will depend on your employer. 

I'm a parent, can I have more information about apprenticeships?

A member of the Recruitment Team will be happy to help and can provide you with further information about all our apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship study programmes.

Please call our team on 0161 233 2656 or email recruitment@gceducationandskills.ac.uk.

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