This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Wirral Met College is getting involved and helping to highlight the amazing opportunities an apprenticeship can bring.

The advantages of being an apprentice:

In these days of huge competition for jobs, an apprenticeship allows you to gain qualifications whilst building up your skills and experience in the workplace, giving you a huge advantage over others when applying for promotion or new jobs.

  • Earn a salary while you learn
  • Get paid holidays
  • Receive training
  • Gain qualifications
  • Learn job-specific skills

Wirral Met College is the largest provider of apprenticeship programmes on Wirral. We offer over 100 apprenticeships covering a wide range of industry sectors from accountancy and engineering to optical retail and life sciences, so there will be an apprenticeship available for your chosen career.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Here at Wirral Met College we are celebrating the week by supporting Wirral Council and local employers who are also holding an Apprentice Recruitment Day, on Thursday 12th March at Birkenhead Town Hall from 10:00am – 2:00pm – an opportunity to meet employers not to be missed!

Help us celebrate the week and join us on social media by getting involved in our ‘Apprentice Selfie’ competition! If you are an apprentice or know of an apprentice we want you to get involved…! All you need to do is take a selfie of yourself in your workplace and tweet us at @wirralmet using the hash tag #wirralmetapprentice. We will then pick the best selfie and the winner will receive a selfie stick! Good luck!

For more information about apprenticeships call us on 0151 551 7777 or visit the National Apprenticeships Service website –

Hear from some of our apprentices:

 James Vick

James Vick

James Vick completed the level 1 and 2 Performing Engineering Operations study programmes and is currently doing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture. James is also studying towards the BTEC Engineering level 3 Diploma.

 Nicola Barr

Niki Barr AandE Reception sep 14 cropped

Nicola Barr is currently undertaking a level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship. She works at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on reception at A&E, booking in and discharging patients, whilst also working in the trauma department inputting data. Nikki would like a full-time job with the hospital when her apprenticeship finishes.


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