An apprenticeship is a genuine job that allows the individual to learn, get new skills and knowledge whilst working, to help them progress within an organisation or career path.

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Why hire an apprentice?

Tailored, targeted training

86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop relevant skills for their organisation

Qualified and motivated employees

78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity

Effective support with recruitment, retention & progression of employees

Supports strategic workforce planning


Apprenticeship standards we support:

How to recruit an apprentice

  • Get in touch and we’ll help you choose the right apprenticeship standard for your role
  • We’ll help you access funding for the apprenticeship training and assessment
  • We’ll help you recruit suitable candidates – from school and college leavers to graduates and adults looking for a new career path


Recruitment support options
Wirral Met will help you recruit the best apprenticeship candidate for your role by:

  • Using our networks (e.g. with JobCentre Plus) to promote your role
  • Sharing your job description with students who are ready to progress into employment in your sector
  • Promoting vacancies via the College’s website and social media accounts

Accessing funding
We will help you access funding to minimise the costs of training and development:

  • We will advise on continuing professional development courses which are free or part-funded by the Government
  • We will support small to medium sized organisations access Government grants, CITB grants for Construction employers or levy transfer funds, as available, for apprenticeship training and development
  • We can develop a package of training and development services which maximise the use of your training budget

Get in touch

How you can work with us
By working with us, you will be helping people upskill or enter a new profession, and support the local economy by helping to fill vacancies in key industries. Our partners work with us in the following ways:

  • Provide work experience and/or supported internship opportunities
  • Take on apprentices
  • Identify skills shortages and providing input into our curriculum design
  • Advise on machinery, equipment and resources which reflect your industry sector
  • Host visits, industry insight events or share your experience as a speaker
  • Take part in judging student competitions and/or sponsor student awards
  • Select ‘work-ready’ candidates from our student talent pool
  • Participating at our recruitment events and jobs fairs

We are looking for more employer partners to offer placements for our study programmes. If you are interested in taking part, please register your details in the form below:

Contact us

They must be employed in a real job that gives them the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills they need to pass their assessment.


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