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The Benefits

The Advantages of Apprenticeships

You’ll find an Apprenticeship is a great way to learn a trade and earn some practical qualifications whilst bringing home a decent pay packet and avoiding student debt. Apprentices gain the skills, knowledge and competence they need to succeed in their chosen career, backed-up by qualifications that are recognised by other employers.


With an Apprenticeship you’ll gain:

  •  Hands-on work experience and training leading to job-specific skills
  •  The ability to earn a salary and get paid holidays
  •  A minimum weekly wage from your employer
  •  National Vocational Qualifications, plus key skills or functional skills
  •  The opportunity to progress to a higher level of training with qualifications up to NVQ Level 4
  •  Options of progressing to a university Foundation Degree from an Advanced Apprenticeship
  •  You may even go on to set up your own successful business.

What Do I Get Out of It?

As an apprentice, you’ll start work and earn money at the same time as learning the skills and gaining the qualifications that employers want. It really is the best of both worlds. Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees. And your learning doesn’t have to stop with the higher Apprenticeship; if you want to go on to Higher Education, you’ll find many universities will value your skills and knowledge and will happily offer you a place on a Foundation Degree or other higher level courses.


See How Others Have Benefited...

Our apprentices have enjoyed success at various national and regional awards. Here are just some of our top achievers:


National Apprenticeship Awards

  •  Joshua Hudson - Motor Vehicle Apprentice - Regional Finalist 2017

  •  Ashley Haslam - Motor Vehicle Apprentice – Regional Winner and National Finalist 2016

  •  Connor Stevenson – Teaching & Learning Apprentice – Regional Winner and National Finalist 2015


Skills for Business Awards

  •  Joshua Hudson – Motor Vehicle Apprentice – Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Finalist 2017

  •  Sharon Edwards – Motor Vehicle Apprentice – Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Finalist 2017

  •  Connor Stevenson – Teaching & Learning Apprentice – Winner of Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2016  

Bolton & Bury Business Awards

  •  Ashley Haslam – Motor Vehicle Apprentice - Finalist 2016

  •  Victoria Stigwood – Business Admin Apprentice – Finalist 2016

  •  Peter Stanley – IT Apprentice – Finalist 2015

  •  Adam Early – Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice – Finalist 2015