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The Apprenticeship Team, Apprenticeships

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If you like the idea of earning money while gaining qualifications and valuable experience, an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Stockport College is one of the leading providers of Apprenticeships in Greater Manchester. Working with employers across Manchester and Cheshire, our recruitment team match young people to potential opportunities across a range of industry sectors.

An Apprenticeship Could Be for You.

With an apprenticeship at Stockport College you’ll learn on the job and pick up a recognised industry standard qualification whilst earning a wage at the same time. We work with a range of employers from lots of different industries, so we can help find the right career path for you.

Hit the ground running with an Apprenticeship at Stockport College.

Apprenticeships at a Glance

What will I do?

Apprenticeships last between one and four years and will enable you to pick up the skills of the job while you work. On some apprenticeships, you also spend one day a week at College.

Is this the right course?

Are you looking to start your career now? If your answer is yes, an apprenticeship may be right for you. If you prefer to learn in a working environment then it gives you the opportunity to impress your bosses with your determination and enthusiasm.

What you'll need

Entry requirements may vary, but all generally require that:

  • You’re 16 or over
  • You live in England and are not taking part in full-time education
  • You’ll be required to be in employment for at least 30 hours per week in your chosen profession

If your apprenticeship is in a trade, including construction or hair/beauty, then you may need to come into College one day a week. We have a team who may be able to help you secure employment.

As part of your apprenticeship framework, you’ll undertake functional skills in English and maths and in some cases, ICT.

We have brought together common queries about every aspect of apprenticeships. From what an apprenticeship is to the types of apprenticeships available, find the answers to your apprenticeship questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

How to Apply for an Apprenticeship


Applying for an apprenticeship is different to applying for a full-time course. Think of it more like applying for a job, you will have to search apprenticeship vacancies, or approach a business yourself and go through an application process.

Apprenticeship Search

Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team at Stockport College will support you in your search for an apprenticeship. View our current vacancies and start your journey to sourcing an Apprenticeship.

Found an employer that is willing to take on an apprentice?

This is another way to begin your journey as an apprentice. Some employers do not currently take on apprentices, however it's a simple process for us to support the employer you have found to ensure they are ready for the next steps. Simply get your employer to get in touch with us and we'll take it from there.

Apprenticeship Advice

If you would like support to help you apply or to discuss your future as an apprentice contact our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 0161 886 7461 or email When we have received your application, if successful we will will submit your application to the employer.

Useful Contacts

Professional Studies - Mary Takhar 07790350477

Professional Studies - Jemma Lees 07852501774

Hospitality and Hairdressing - Lola Docherty 07988725030

Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Building Services and Construction Trades - Roozie Alexander 07710120025

Pharmacy and Science/lab - Andy Mould 07904975852

Engineering, Motor Vehicle and Infrastructure Technician - Alan Fearon 07802378629

Childcare and Supported Teaching and Learning - Margaret Carlile 07944173017

General - Mary Takhar 07790350477

Take a look at our Apprenticeship Department


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