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Apprenticeships

The City of Liverpool College are proud to be a leading apprenticeship provider across the North West.

If there’s a skills shortage in your business, apprenticeships could be the answer. They allow you to take on enthusiastic young talent, or provide current staff with essential new skills.

Apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships across a range of industries, from level 2 right up to degree-level apprenticeships, open to anyone aged 16 and over. We work closely with employers to tailor each apprenticeship standard to your business.

See all of our available apprenticeships here.

Who are they for?

Apprenticeships are available to individuals aged 16 and over who want to combine paid work with study, as they gain skills and knowledge in a specific job. Allowing you to earn whilst you learn, an Apprenticeship will provide you with valuable workplace and industry experience whilst gaining a qualification.

Our Workforce Development Team provide free recruitment support, including matching the skills of candidates to your vacancy, interview pre-screening service and ongoing support through every stage of the process.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for new recruits! They are a great option for employers looking to develop their existing workforce’s skills.

Initiatives & Incentives

As part of the Government’s drive to increase apprenticeship numbers across the UK, you may be eligible for additional financial support when you take on an apprentice, depending on both the apprentice’s and your circumstances. Hiring an apprentice is not only a great way to grow talent that is tailored to your business, but it can also develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Find out more about what support is available for your business.

Increased productivity in the workplace

Development of the latest skills within your team

Increased employee satisfaction and retention

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying training assessment and skills development programme. It’s a way for individuals to earn while they learn and gain valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice achieves this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real-work environment.

Who are they for?

Apprenticeships are available to individuals aged 16 and over who want to combine paid work with study, as they gain skills and knowledge in a specific job.

Apprentices can be new recruits or current employees, and we will either work with you to match your business needs with new applicants, or develop existing talent within your workforce.

Why hire an apprentice?

Hiring an apprentice is not only a great way to grow talent that is tailored to your business, but it can also develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

The benefits of hiring an apprentice include:

  • increased productivity in the workplace
  • development of the latest skills within your team
  • increased employee satisfaction
  • improved employee retention
  • reduction in recruitment costs

For further details about employing an apprentice, including wage information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/employing-an-apprentice

Can you help me find the best candidate for the job?

Yes we can – we offer full, free recruitment support for all employers. At The City of Liverpool College, we not only help to take the stress out of recruitment by matching the skills of candidates to your vacancy, but we also offer a pre-screening service and ongoing support through every stage of the process.

To find out more about our FREE recruitment service, call 0151 252 4004 or email workforceskills@liv-coll.ac.uk

Is there additional financial support for employers?

Yes there is. As part of the Government’s drive to increase apprenticeship numbers across the UK, you may be eligible for additional financial support when you take on an apprentice, depending on both the apprentice’s and your circumstances.

To register and access funds for your apprentice, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/manage-apprenticeship-funds

Team Contact Details

David Matthews

  • Workforce Development Manager
  • David oversees creation of new business for the College, including working hard with our larger employers to secure the best apprenticeship opportunities.
  • David.matthews@liv-coll.ac.uk

Jenny Costello

  • Workforce Skills Business Support Manager
  • Jenny is our go-to for all things apprenticeships. She monitors progress, and attendance for all apprentices on programme, as well as liaising with other teams across the College including exams, data and compliance.
  • Jenny.costello@liv-coll.ac.uk

Naomi Pierce

  • Workforce Skills Broker
  • Naomi looks after our Small and Medium Business development, working with businesses across the region to develop their workforces.
  • Naomi.pierce@liv-coll.ac.uk

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