Thanks to the success of our 100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days campaign earlier in the year, Wirral Met College and Wirral Globe have teamed up again to call on local employers to support the 100 Apprenticeships Challenge once again.
Apprenticeships are an alternative way of gaining skills and qualifications whilst developing your experience in full time employment - and earning money at the same time!
The 100 Apprenticeships Challenge aims to place 100 people onto new apprenticeship programmes and the campaign is open to any employer, whether they are a large multi-national enterprise or a small or medium sized company.
If you are an employer and interested in apprenticeships, Wirral Met College, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, will provide you with all the free guidance and advice you need. Even if you already employ apprentices, you can still get involved in the 100 Apprenticeships Challenge and seek new opportunities within your business.
Did you know? Anyone above the age of 16 can sign up and become an apprentice, they are not only available for young people. Even if you are already employed, talk to your employer and discuss the options to sign up to an apprenticeship programme, so that you can develop your skills and improve your prospects.
What does an apprenticeship involve? An apprenticeships programme is a package of nationally recognised qualifications covering practical job related learning, theory and understanding, and English and maths. These qualifications are all gained whilst working full time and earning a salary.
There are different levels of apprenticeships to provide you with a range of different qualifications. Wirral Met College offers over 100 different apprenticeship frameworks; from business administration, accounting, cleaning, hairdressing, IT to construction trades, property services, retail management and science. For more information on the different levels and types of apprenticeships available, and also to see current vacancies, visit wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships or www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
What is a Traineeship?
Traineeship programmes give young people aged 16-24 the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workplace. Traineeships prepare them for their future career by increasing confidence and making them ‘work ready’.
The traineeship programme involves work preparation training at college, initially lasting four weeks; followed by an eight week work placement. Traineeships have gone from strength to strength after being introduced in September 2013. Wirral Met College was one of the first colleges to deliver traineeships and over the past year has been supported by a large number of local employers.
If you need work experience to help you gain a job or apprenticeship, then apply for a traineeship vacancy and take the first step to your chosen career. Visit traineeships. or apprenticeships.org.uk for details of current vacancies, or call 0151 551 7777 to speak to one of our Student Advisors.
Current Traineeship vacancies
Wirral Met College are working with employers to recruit people onto their Traineeship programmes.
Current vacancies include:
Traineeship with Russell Taylor – closing date 31st Oct
Traineeship with Link Business Marketing – closing date 31st Oct
To register your interest in applying for a Traineeship, call Employer Services on 0151 551 7610, or visit traineeships.
Need help and advice on how to recruit an apprentice? Call our Employer Services team at Wirral Met College on 0151 551 7610.