The Engineering College
Provider of excellent further education in the North West, Dealing with Apprenticeships and Vocational training around Engineering and Digital Skills, Commercial training for industry, HNC Qualifications and much more! For more information visit: https://www.theengineeringcollege.co.uk/apprenticeships/
TTE was established in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire in 1990 by Ineos ChlorVinyls (formerly ICI), Innospec (formerly Associated Octel) and Shell UK (Stanlow) to provide training not only for their own companies but other multi-national companies in the chemical, petrochemical, process, power, paper, pharmaceutical, nuclear and oil and gas industries throughout the North West.
TTE has grown to become one of the North West’s leading providers of sponsored Advanced Apprenticeships Level 3 in Engineering and Laboratory Operations and Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2 programmes with Whole Person Development incorporated into the training. For more information visit: https://www.tteltd.co.uk/apprenticeships/open-evening/
Wirral Met offers a range of apprenticeship training programmes across the Liverpool City Region and beyond, from level 2 to Degree level, our apprentices have access to outstanding support from our highly skilled Trainer Assessors with a wide range of expertise. For more information visit: https://www.wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships
Andrew Collinge is at the forefront of apprenticeship training with its own purpose built hairdressing training salon in Liverpool. They educate Apprentices towards a Level 2 Hair Professional Diploma (formerly NVQ2) and a Level 3 Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Diploma (formerly NVQ3). For more information visit: https://www.andrewcollinge.com/training/
SP Energy Networks at ScottishPower provides power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that they own and maintain. They have a number of apprenticeship programmes and have a training facility in Hoylake. For more information is available at https://www.scottishpower.com/pages/apprenticeships_and_trainee_programmes.aspx.
Earn while you learn with the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), a three-year programme where you can study for a degree whilst training on the job. From day one you will learn and train as a student officer and be appointed a Tutor Constable who will chart your progress as you alternate between periods of study and working on the front line, putting theory into practice with help from officers and staff. Everyone’s in the same boat so apprentices can share experiences and set up study groups. By the time you have completed your three years, you will graduate as a fully-fledged Merseyside Police Officer and be awarded a BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Policing Practice. For those who don’t already have a degree, this is a great way to start a career with Merseyside Police, with a starting salary of £24,780, no student loan or tuition fees.
For more information visit: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/careers-in-policing-with-merseyside-police/police-constable-degree-apprenticeship-pcda/
Slater and Gordon
Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms with lawyers based locally around the country.
For more information visit: www.slatergordon.co.uk/careers/students-and-trainees/
Aldi apprentices are everywhere. You might see them stacking shelves, loading vehicles or sitting behind the wheel. They love bringing their personality to work and achieving the best results. But why read about the Aldi type, when you can actually see it? https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprenticeships
Army / Navy / RAF
The armed forces have numerous apprenticeship opportunities, from communications to logistics, there are so many opportunities. The following videos show some examples of some apprenticeship routes that are on offer. For more information, visit: Army / Navy / RAF
Airbus are one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. They have bases all over Europe and locally, they make wings for various planes at their Broughton site. Here is what they have to say about their apprenticeships - Apprentices are our future, so we invest in them. Whether you choose an engineering or a business apprenticeship you will receive a salary, an academic or a vocational qualification, hands-on training and work where you can make a real contribution to projects of vital importance to the future of aerospace. For more information visit: www.airbus.com/en/careers/apprentices-and-pupils
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover offer Advanced, Higher and Degree level Apprenticeships in automotive engineering and business sectors. For more information visit https://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/content/Apprentices/
What are apprenticeships?
Amazing Apprenticeships’ guide to apprenticeships – A quick read – with links to click if you want to know more
BBC Bitesize Guide to apprenticeships – A slightly longer (but good!) read on what apprenticeships are
Apprenticeship profiles – Profiles of some of the big companies that hire apprentices
The apprenticeship quiz – What do you know about apprenticeships? Can you get 10 out of 10?
Which apprenticeship am I? – You might find some apprenticeships that surprise you in this quiz!
School Leavers Fair
This resource allows you to join and take part in live webinars, giving you access to fantastic careers/apprenticeships information from top employers. Explore their outstanding agenda of live webinars, select the session you'd like to attend and then register to book your place for your chosen event. They have limited spaces available for each webinar, so make sure you don’t miss out. https://www.schoolleaverfair.co.uk/auditorium/live-webinars
This online careers site has lots of information regarding careers, apprenticeships, subject choices and much more. Most of the content is in the form of video monologues, with real people doing real jobs, so students can gain more of an insight into specific careers and see if they would be suitable. https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/stories
ProVQ is an independent training provider, focusing on high quality training within apprenticeships, short courses, manufacturer led programmes and bespoke delivery. They work with a vast array of both local & national clients within the automotive and land-based engineering sectors. Providing training solutions to meet their differing needs. https://www.provq.com/our-apprentices/apprenticeships/
Year 9 Options
If you require assistance in making your GCSE options choices, you may find this information helpful: