What our employers say:

  • 81% said apprentices helped to generate higher overall productivity
  • 75% said Apprenticeships attract a better calibre of job applicant


Want to grow your own talent or build the skills of your existing team? An apprenticeship is an ideal way to make your business more competitive and productive, boosting the bottom line.

Macclesfield College’s Maxim Business Unit a specialist team that supports businesses in their training and development needs. We can help you navigate the levy or advise on the level of apprenticeship you may require to help your employees reach a higher level of competency and performance.


How do apprentices learn?

Apprentices learn through a combination of on and off the job training. By working alongside your staff as they work towards nationally recognised qualifications, they become a valued member of the team, emersed in the business’ operations and culture.

Off the job they work. Lessons are conducted at the workplace or at Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education, depending on requirements.


What are my responsibilities as an employer?

As an employer you are expected to employ the apprentice for 30 or more hours per week and pay the minimum apprenticeship wage set by the government, currently £4.30 per hour. At Macclesfield College we can help you to recruit your new apprentice through our Apprentice Vacancies page.

Figures from National Apprenticeship Service


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