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 is a full time job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst earning a wage.

An Apprenticeship provides you with the skills, confidence, qualifications and knowledge to establish a career within your 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.

Explore Our Apprenticeships


Lorna Sowerbutts
Nuclear Technician Apprenticeship
Sellafield Ltd

Lorna’s decision to become a degree apprentice means she can earn a salary and study at a higher level, without the burden of debt in the form of a student loan.

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Simone Wilson
Nuclear Technician Apprentice

Simone wants to work her way up in the company and do a Masters and long term to become a CAD designer along with Project Management.

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Daniel Savage
Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice
Parkins Design and Built Ltd

Daniel is currently an apprentice for a local company called Parkins Design and Built Ltd.

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Jasmine McGunigle
Finance Apprentice
NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and I am currently studying AAT. I attend College once a week and work four days a week...

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Braden Butler
Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship at National Nuclear Laboratory

Braden enjoyed studying full time at the College and has successfully completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering achieving Distinction* | Distinction* | Distinction*.

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