An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows an individual to earn while they learn.

There are many benefits of doing an apprenticeship:

  • Earning a salary
  • Training in the skills employers want
  • Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace
  • Increased future earning potential
  • Learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor
  • Paid holiday

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.

The Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Hub brings together partners from across the city region, working together to increase the scale, breadth and quality of Apprenticeships in Greater Manchester.

It’s time to See Things Differently! Apprenticeship programmes are a great opportunity for all involved, providing the best of both worlds for apprentices, who earn a competitive salary whilst developing the skills that will benefit both their career and the business they work for.

The Hub is the place to go for all the information you need, whether you are interested in becoming an apprentice or know someone that might be. Also, if you’re an employer or provider, the Hub has got everything you need to know in one place.

Visit The Apprenticeship Hub to discover what an apprenticeship could mean for you. You’ll find specific information tailored for young people, parents, schools, and employers, along with guidance on applications in Greater Manchester.

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Traineeships are designed help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have appropriate skills or experience.

A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network has created a handy toolkit with lots of information to support skills providers and other stakeholders to develop, promote and deliver Traineeships. The Traineeships Toolkit comprises guides and materials which have been produced using both national resources and local expertise.

For more information and to access the Toolkit please visit the Traineeship Toolkit website.