Thinking of becoming an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are the perfect alternative to university or college because you can work while you study – an apprenticeship is a great way to gain the skills, knowledge, experience and the qualifications you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, and study, letting you 'earn while you learn'.

There are many different apprenticeships available across a wide range of industries, and for over 1,500 job roles. As a paid employee, each apprentice works alongside their studies. There are no student fees – your training costs are funded by the government and your employer.

Apprenticeships would suit someone who:

  • Is willing to commit to work and study, but would prefer a more practical and work-related approach to learning.
  • Is ready to start work with an employer, and be based in the workplace most of the time.
  • Is well organised and able to cope with the competing demands of work and academic study at the same time.
  • Is ready to be assessed through a mix of assignments and written work, including essays, reports, practical exercises, end tests, and exams.

Apprenticeships are a great path for people at any stage of their career from those starting out, to those re-entering the workforce, or those wanting to reskill or change careers.

You can apply for an apprenticeship if you will be 16 at the commencement of the apprenticeship or over as long as you are not in full time education. We particularly welcome applications from Care Leavers and people aged 16 – 24 and residents of Trafford.

Being an apprentice means:

  • Being ahead of the game to start your career.
  • Experiencing new and different challenges.
  • Developing a number of skills that can be used across a range of jobs and industries.

Wherever you are in your career or looking for your first job, an apprenticeship could make a big difference.

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