Apprenticeships


Why recruit an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are industry specific and designed to develop appropriate skills from junior to management level. They are available to employers of any size of company. Apprentices are young people and adults who show great motivation to learn and progress in a chose field.

An apprentice can be an extremely cost effective solution for any company looking to develop and grow as apprenticeships are deigned to improve business efficiency and competitiveness. Existing staff can also up skill by becoming apprentices.

Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages. An Apprenticeship is a full time job with additional training provided by the College. You will be supported in work to learn new skills whilst gaining valuable work experience; in addition you will be allocated a dedicated Assessor who will support you to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

The Business support team is dedicated to helping you recruit the apprentices you need.

We will advertise your vacancy free of charge. Our access to full time college students means that many candidates will already have achieved a relevant qualification.

Once we have received applications we can shortlist candidates that meet your requirements and arrange interviews for you. We will also make all the necessary arrangements for the delivery of the qualification.

Once you have chosen your apprentice an assessor will be assigned. The assessor will also support and guide you and the apprentice and ensure that you are meeting the requirements of the framework your apprentice is studying.


To search for Apprenticeship vacancies you will need to create an account on the National Apprenticeship website:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/register


Once you have an account you can search and apply for vacancies. Wigan and Leigh College list all our current vacancies here:

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies


  

Apprenticeships are a great way of improving the skills and knowledge if new and existing employees.

Whether you are up skilling your workforce or creating new job opportunities apprenticeships can work for you.

Over 500 businesses choose to train their staff with Business Services at Wigan & Leigh College each year and benefit from:

  • Assistance with recruitment of apprentices
  • Highly experienced assessors
  • Flexible training to suit business needs
  • Providing your existing & new employees with industry recognised qualifications

       

Our Apprenticeship Courses
 

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies

Below is a list of our current Apprenticeship vacancies. Please note that to apply for an apprenticeship via the National Apprenticeship Service you must first create an account, to do this click HERE For any further...


AAT

AAT Level 2 Apprenticeship This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone working as an accounts assistant in a manual or computerised accounting environment. The AAT Foundation Stage accounts programme...


Beauty

Wigan & Leigh College provides outstanding training facilities in a realistic working environment. Apprentices will gain high quality practical skill and knowledge required to practice as a professional Beauty...


Business Administration

Business Administration Apprenticeships  Level 2 & 3 Get a career in a wide range of organisations where you can provide a support role in managing a business in either the public or private sector. These...


Catering & Hospitality

Catering & Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the country. We offer a range of Apprenticeship frameworks that cover a variety of occupations within the sector including restaurants,...


Customer Services

Apprenticeships Level 2 & 3 Good customer service is the key to the success of all organisations. You will deal with enquiries by phone, email or face to face. As business becomes more competitive...


Early Years

Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2 This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19...


Electrical Installation

Apprenticeships Level 3 The apprentice will need to have good practical skills and able to follow technical plans. The course normally takes 3 to 4 years to complete depending on practical experience...


Engineering

Apprentices will develop the skills and knowledge needed to carry out a wide variety of Engineering duties.  Apprentices will study 12 units, delivered one day a week in our Center of Excellence for Engineering....


Fashion & Textiles

Apparel Pathway Level 2 This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone involved in the creation of sewn products such as sewing machinists, soft furnishers, tailors / dressmakers and clothing cutters. Apparel Pathway...


Facilities Services

Facilities Services Level 2 Certificate The Level 2 certificate in Facilities Services is a nationally recognised qualification gained in the workplace. The qualification is based on National...


Floristry

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry.  You can take this qualification as part of an apprenticeship in Floristry. A diploma in Floristry is for anyone with a job or work placement as a florist. You don't need any previous...


Hairdressing

Wigan & Leigh College provides outstanding training facilities in a realistic working environment. Apprentices are work based qualifications designed to promote the practical attainment of hairdressing and barbering...






Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 2 & 3 These apprenticeships are suitable for anyone working, volunteering or on practical placement in a health and social care environment as an apprentice. You...


Horticulture

Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 2 Horticulture is a creative industry and is aimed at those who enjoy working hands on outdoors. This apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to develop your career as a;...


ITQ

ITQ Apprenticeships  Level 2 & 3 Information Technology plays an integral role in all industries and therefore provides an interesting and rewarding career with excellent progression...


Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Level 2 & 3 These apprenticeships are ideal for people who have an interest and aptitude for work in the Motor Industry.  As a motor mechanic your role may involve everything from...


Plumbing & Heating

Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeships As a plumber, your apprentice will service and repair water pipes and heating systems in homes and businesses. Good communication skills are essential and also the...


Social Media

Apprenticeships Level 2 The face of retail is forever changing and is a fast-moving environment. A retail apprentice is a key member of the team and would contribute to the overall running of day-to-day...


Team Leading & Management

Higher Apprenticeships combine on the job training whilst studying towards a high level qualification. We have exceptional facilities across the College with dedicated workshops and specialised learning environments. We...





If you need any support regarding apprenticeships please contact:

Tim Nutter, Business Advocate
Business Services
Wigan & Leigh College

01942 761760

t.nutter@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

businesservices@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

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