Wigan & Leigh College is the largest College provider of apprenticeships in Greater Manchester. We offer over 50 different apprenticeship pathways to suit your ability. We work with over 1,500 employers in the local area and have a range of tutors that support the apprentices throughout their journey.

An apprenticeship means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage. Apprenticeships provide a young person or adult with the skills, confidence, qualifications and knowledge to establish a career within their chosen industry.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector.

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Sophie Bradshaw
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cooking
Mrs Lyon's Tea Room

Once Sophie has completed the course, she wants to continue gaining knowledge and progressing her skills in the catering industry and her ambition is to own her very own Tea Room.

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Tony Middlehurst
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Tony Middlehurst, who previously attended a local college, was recruited as an Apprentice at the Leigh based business Westco.

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Level 3 Apprenticeship in IT
To Let Wigan

After university, Bradley realised an apprenticeship in computing was his best route for success.

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Lewis Evans
Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration
Wigan & Leigh College

The 17-year-old former St John Fisher High School student embarked on an apprenticeship programme after completing his AS Levels at a local college.

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Anton Mills
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Service Engineer at Krones UK

Anton Mills completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering before becoming an apprentice and completing his HNC at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.

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