If you are looking to develop your staff and grow your business Maxim Business Training at Macclesfield College are introducing a range of new apprenticeship standards to help you achieve your business objectives.

Whether you are looking to recruit for a new position or you currently have employees you would like to develop, these programmes offer minimum disruption to your business and enhance:

  • Motivation
  • Productivity
  • Loyalty

Take look at the new Apprenticeship standards starting January 2018

Infrastructure Technician

An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non routine problems.


  • Level 3 qualification
  • Duration: 18 months
  • 1 day per-week in college
  • Starting January

 Typical  job roles

  • Help desk technician
  • First or second line support
  • IT infrastructure technician
  • Network support

Software Development Technician

A Software Development Technician typically works as part of a software development team to build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.


  • Level 2
  • Duration: 18 months
  • 1 day per-week in college
  • Starting January

Typical job roles:

  • Software development technician
  • Junior developer
  • Junior web developer
  • Junior programmer

HR Consultant / Partner (CIPD Level 5)

Individuals in this role will use their HR expertise to provide and lead the delivery of HR solutions to business challenges, together with tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers.


  • Level 5
  • Duration: 24 months
  • 1 day per-month in college
  • Starting January

Typical job roles:

  • HR Consultant
  • HR Business Partner

Associate Project Manager

Projects can be defined and delivered within different contexts, across diverse industry sectors. They can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success,  An associate project manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost.


  • Level 4
  • Duration: TBC
  • 1 day per-month in college
  • Starting February 2018

HR Support (CIPD Level 3)

Working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function HR Support deliver front line assistance to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation.


  • Level 3
  • Duration: 18 months
  • 1 day per-month in college to study CIPD level 3
  • Starting April 2018

Vacancy Matching Service

If you would like to recruit an Apprentice, Maxim Business Training can help. Our Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service can help you advertise vacancies, match your role to prospective apprentices and pre-interview candidates before you interview.

Contact Maxim Business Training on 01625 410 000 or email businessunit@macclesfield.ac.uk