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Apprenticeships at Macclesfield College

We take immense pride in our successful Apprenticeship programme, with remarkable statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme.

With an impressive 90% of Apprentices continuing their employment after successfully completing their Apprenticeships, it highlights our commitment to equipping individuals with invaluable skills for their chosen fields.


Furthermore, the impact of the programme on career progression is evident as more than a quarter of former apprentices have been rewarded with promotions within just 12 months of finishing.

Beyond immediate benefits, the long-term advantages are equally compelling, as those who complete an intermediate Apprenticeship earn, on average, between £48,000 and £74,000 more over their lifetimes compared to individuals with equivalent qualifications.

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Hiring an Apprentice can be a strategic investment for your future. Not only does it help you mold talent to fit your company’s needs but an apprentice will also contribute to the development of skilled professionals in your industry.

Frequently asked questions
What is an apprenticeship?

A full-time job - all Apprentices are employed by a company where they will gain hands-on experience and expertise

Qualification – the apprentice will also study for a qualification at the same time as working. They may come into College once a week or they may study completely in the workplace.

Salary – An apprentice earns a salary.  Like any type of job role, the amount of money earned will depend on the employer.

What level of apprenticeships are available and in what industry sector?

There are a wide range of apprenticeships for you to choose from starting at level 2 all the way up to level 6.

You can complete an apprenticeship in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Childcare
  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Finance
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Science
How long does it take to complete a apprenticeship?

The length of an apprenticeship depends on the job you’re doing, your age and how much experience you have.

How is an apprenticeship programme delivered?

Apprenticeships can be delivered through a variety of methods including a blend of one-to-one support, online training, College workshops and self-directed study. We will work with you and your employer to develop an individualised learning plan that works for you.

How many hours of work is required for an Apprentice?

To be recognised as an apprentice you must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per-week.

How does the application process work?

In order to apply you need to search for an Apprenticeship – a list of our current apprenticeship vacancies are listed here.

Once you have decided on the apprenticeship vacancy you would like to apply for you will need to register with the GOV.UK/apprenticeships.

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