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    An Apprenticeship means you will work with an employer, earn a wage and learn on the job whilst gaining a qualification.

    Apprenticeships are becoming more demanding with employers wanting to recruit talented and skilled individuals within their workplace.

    Apprenticeship Vacancies

    Below is a list of our current Apprenticeship vacancies.

    Please note that to apply for an apprenticeship via the National Apprenticeship Service you must first create an account, to do this click HERE

    For further information regarding apprenticeships please contact Wigan & Leigh College's Apprenticeship Team on 01942 761613 or email apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

    CURRENT VACANCIES

    For more details or to apply for any of the vacancies listed please click on the title of the apprenticeship vacancy e.g. Apprentice Office Administrator - Wigan & Leigh College. 

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    Nursery Apprentice - Appy Little Plumbs

    Location: Leigh, WN7
    Salary: £121.50 - £225.00 
    Hours: 30
    Ref: VAC001324197
    Closing date: 10/11/2017

    To be trained to undertake same responsibilities as Nursery Assistant and to contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

    • Work (under supervision) with children in the Setting, to provide all aspects of care and supporting learning opportunities, which may include washing, changing and feeding
    • Undertake training to obtain recognised qualifications, including completing assignments on time, and attending all College sessions/ tutorials (if applicable);
    • Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures;
    • Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding Code of Conduct;
    • Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children;
    • Provide adult interaction with children in the Setting;
    • Know and implement the Setting’s confidentiality policy.
    • The candidate will report directly to their Room Leader.

    If the above job title link is not yet active you can also apply for this role by emailing your CV to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk quoting the job title and company name. 

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    Apprentice Beauty Therapist/Nail Technician - Beautyful

    Location: Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5
    Salary: £105.00 
    Hours: 30
    Ref: VAC001321373
    Closing date: 31/10/2017

    As an Apprentice Beauty Therapist/Nail technician your day to duties will include

    • Assisting the therapists in all aspects of Beauty treatments including Sculpted acrylic/Shellac/Gel polish/Manicure
    • Providing outstanding customer service to Clients in the Salon
    • Ensuring the Salon is clean and tidy
    • Performing reception duties
    • Taking part in set training
    • Maintaining salon health and safety

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    Customer Service Apprentice - Bridgestep

    Location: Wigan, WN6 
    Salary: £105.00 
    Hours: 30
    Ref: VAC001321406
    Closing date: 05/11/2017

    Bridgestep Ltd are looking to recruit a Customer Services Apprentice to join the transport planning team, this is an exciting and varied position and your duties will include the following:

    • Liaising with customers and suppliers on a daily basis.
    • Professional, confident and courteous telephone manner required when answering/making phone calls.
    • Regular file audits ensuring customer and supplier data is up to date.
    • Accurately recording administration data - good standard of Literacy and attention to detail imperative.
    • Have a good standard of Numeracy and be able to calculate the difference between times to work out a driver’s shift time for example.
    • Ensuring drivers are aware of their work placement and start times.
    • Updating social media with news / events
    • General office administration.

    You will be supported by Bridgestep & Wigan & Leigh College to develop your skills and work towards qualifications within the Customer Service framework.

    If the above job title link is not yet active you can also apply for this role by emailing your CV to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk quoting the job title and company name

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    WANTED: Apprentice Hairdresser - Hairdressing Salon in Leigh!!!!

    Location: Leigh WN7
    Salary: To be confirmed
    Hours: To be confirmed
    Ref: Hairdressing
    Closing date: asap

    An award winning, friendly and professional salon in Leigh are looking for a hairdressing apprentice to join their team.

    The company are a small, bespoke, modern salon trading for over 10 years.  They are situated in the heart of Leigh town centre close to all shops and the bus station.

    If you are passionate about a role in hairdressing, are willing to work hard, have good levels of maths and english and work well with others then look no further. 

    If you are an existing Wigan and Leigh College student (or you have just completed any qualification in July this year with us) then please email your CV and contact details quoting the above reference to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk.  Further details about this role and salary will be provided as soon as we receive it.

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    Health and Social Care Apprentice - Central Day Centre (Wigan Council)

    Location: Scholes, Wigan, WN1
    Salary: £149.85 - £260.85
    Hours: 37
    Ref: VAC001319739
    Closing date: 22/10/2017

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Central Day Centre to join a highly motivated and experienced team of support workers who provide a high quality personalised support that maximise outcomes and quality of life for our customers. The centre is for people over 50 diagnosed with dementia, complex physical disabilities or health needs.

    We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate, innovative and motivated person to work as part of a team to deliver a high quality personalised service that maximises outcomes and quality of life to our customers.

    As a Health and social care apprentice you will support individual’s on a day to day basis to maintain health and wellbeing in a safe and caring environment and work alongside the Support Worker, Senior support worker and Establishment Manager to help deliver an excellent service for the customers.  You will also be involved in the ongoing development of the service to ensure continued delivery of the Deal for Adult Social Care and Health.  

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    Multi Trade Apprentice - Haigh Energy Services

    Location: Standish, WN6
    Salary: £122.50
    Hours: 35
    Ref: VAC001323222
    Closing date: 15/11/2017

    AS AN APPRENTICE YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR TOP BUILDING ENGINEER ON OUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SITE WHERE YOU WILL BE LEARNING TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS THERE IS.  THE APPRENTICE ROLE WILL BE LEARNING AS YOU GO. YOU WILL BE PAIRED UP WITH OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED BUILDER WHO HAS MORE THEN 15 YEARS EXPIERENCE IN THIS FIELD. MAIN RESPONSIBILTY WILL BE GIVING THE ENGINEER A HAND WITH DAY TO DAY RUNNINGS. AS THE WEEKS GO ON YOU WILL BE GETTING TO GRIPS WITH IT YOURESELF AND UNDERTAKING OTHER BUILDING TASKS.

    ON COMPLETION OF THE NVQ THERE WILL BE A JOB OFFERING AVALIABLE IF ALL CRITERIA IS MET.

    If the above job title link is not yet active you can also apply for this role by emailing your CV to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk quoting the job title and company name. 

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    Plumbing Apprentice - Haigh Plumbing & Heating (Haigh Energy Services)

    Location: Standish, WN6
    Salary: £122.50
    Hours: 35
    Ref: VAC001323231
    Closing date: 15/11/2017

    AS AN APPRENTICE PLUMBER YOU WILL BE WORKING ON OUR TOP CONTRACT BRITSH GAS WHERE YOU WILL BE LEARNING TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS THERE ARE.  THE APPRENTICE ROLE WILL BE LEARNING AS YOU GO. YOU WILL BE PAIRED UP WITH OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED BREAKDOWN, SERVICE AND INSTALLTION ENGINEER WHO HAS MORE THEN 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THIS FIELD. MAIN RESPONSIBILTY WILL BE GIVING THE ENGINEER A HAND WITH DAY TO DAY RUNNINGS. AS THE WEEKS GO ON YOU WILL BE GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTALLTIONS YOURSELF.

    TRAVELING IDEALLY WILL BE WITHIN 1 HOUR OF HOME ADDRESS. (YOU WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE ENGINEER).

    THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A PERMANENT POSITION FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF YOUR QUALIFICAITON IF ALL CRITERIA IS MET.

    If the above job title link is not yet active you can also apply for this role by emailing your CV to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk quoting the job title and company name. 

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    Apprentice Hairdresser - H2O Hair to Order

    Location: Bolton, BL1
    Salary: £140.00
    Hours: 40
    Ref: VAC001322721
    Closing date: 04/11/2017

    H2O Hair to Order are looking to appoint an apprentice hairdresser for general duties around the salon. This vacancy would be suitable for someone wanting to start their career in hairdressing. You will be working within the salon and your duties will include: 

    • Making appointments for the salon.
    • Reception duties.
    • Removing colours.
    • Shampooing clients.
    • Various other activities under the supervision of the salon owner.

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    Apprentice Fabricator/Welder -  James Engineering Ltd

    Location: Standish, WN6
    Salary: £187.50
    Hours: 37.5
    Ref: Fabrication Role
    Closing date: 05/11/2017 

    A very hands on role getting involved in all aspects of the role from site surveys to fabricating & fitting in an agreed time frame.  Full training of all the tools used will be given i.e.: guillotine, saw, welder & a bender.   This will be a 2 year aprenticeship with a view to becoming a vauled member of the team.

    If you are an existing or recently former (left this year) Wigan and Leigh College student with GCSE grades A -C in Maths and English then please email your CV and contact details quoting the above reference to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

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    Apprentice Painter & Decorator - J P Moorcroft

    Location: Pemberton, Wigan, WN5
    Salary: £133.00
    Hours: 38
    Ref: VAC001321301
    Closing date: 10/11/2017

    J P Moorcroft, established in 1968, have a brilliant opportunity for an apprentice painter and decorator.  You will work alongside other decorators receiving full training and will;

    • Work as part of a team
    • Assist in the painting and decoration of properties
    • Prepare surfaces for decoration
    • Undercoating, emulsion walls & ceilings
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Adhere to health and safety rules

    Qualifcations are not required as full training will be given for the right candidate. If you are hardworking, punctual, work well with others and are keen to learn then click on the job title above to apply for this fantastic role!

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    Apprentice Accounts Assistant - McGinty Demack

    Location: Wigan, WN1
    Salary: £131.25
    Hours: 37.5
    Ref: VAC001321825
    Closing date: 30/11/2017

    Good with numbers?  Then look no further.  McGinty Demack have a great opportunity as an Apprentice Accounts Assistant and your duties will include, amongst other things: -

    • Raising sales invoices
    • Entering sales & purchase invoices
    • Filing
    • Assisting with account reconciliations
    • Telephone reception duties
    • General administration

    A career is on offer for the right candidate, subject to performance successful completion of the Level 3 programme will provide the opportunity for you to become a permanent member of the team and to progress onto the Level 4 AAT programme!

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    Apprentice Hairdresser - Morgan Birt Hair Salon

    Location: Over Hulton, Bolton, BL5
    Salary: £105.00 
    Hours: 30
    Ref: VAC001315918
    Closing date: 27/10/2017

    Morgan Birt are a friendly, modern salon that offers solutions and the latest trends in haircuts, colour, hair care and styling for a total look. We use L’Oreal Professional products to achieve the best look for our customers.

    Morgan Birt have an amazing opportunity for an apprentice hairdresser to join our fantastic modern, busy and friendly salon.  As an Apprentice Hairdresser you will be assisting the team in the following duties:

    • Meeting and greeting customers
    • Assisting Stylists
    • Shampooing
    • Blow-drying
    • Reception duties
    • Maintaining Salon standards to keep it clean and tidy
    • Any other ad hoc duties as required

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    WANTED: Apprentice Hairdresser - Hair and Beauty Salon in Newton-le-Willows!!!!

    Location: Newton Le Willows, WA12
    Salary: To be confirmed
    Hours: To be confirmed
    Ref: Hairdressing
    Closing date: asap

    A modern, friendly and professional hair and beauty salon in Newton-le-Willows are looking for a hairdressing apprentice to join their team.  The company are a bespoke salon offer hair, nails and beauty treatments.

    If you are passionate about a role in hair and beauty, are enthusiastic, not afraid of hard work, have good levels of maths and english and work well with others then stop right now.

    If you are an existing Wigan and Leigh College student (or you have just completed any qualification in July this year with us) then please email your CV and contact details quoting the above reference to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk.  Further details about this role and salary will be provided as soon as we receive it.

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    Apprentice Hairdresser - Urban Hair, Shevington

    Location: Shevington, Wigan, WN6
    Salary: £133.00 
    Hours: 38
    Ref: VAC001320627
    Closing date: 30/10/2017

    Urban Hair are a big busy salon, trading for over 20 years, who have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice hairdresser to work and train to become a qualified hairdresser. You will be involved in all aspects of hairdressing, including shampooing, blow drying, colouring hair, styling techniques etc.

    As an Apprentice Hairdresser you will be assisting the team in the following duties:

    • Meeting and greeting clients.
    • Shampooing.
    • Removing colour.
    • Blow-drying.
    • Assisting Stylists.
    • Reception duties.
    • Team work to maintain high salon standards.

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    Business Adminsitratio Apprentice - Utilitigroup Ltd

    Location: Chorley, PR7
    Salary: £145.83 
    Hours: 37.5
    Ref: VAC001324174
    Closing date: 10/11/2017

    You will gain experience of working for a leading software company to progress to a full time permanent position with Utiligroup. You will complete a level 2 or level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. The diploma will be completed from a mix of work based assessments and face to face sessions with your assessor.

    If the above job title link is not yet active you can also apply for this role by emailing your CV to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk quoting the job title and company name. 

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    Hairdressing Apprentice - Wigan and Leigh College

    Location: Image Centres at Leigh and Wigan
    Salary: £129.50
    Hours: 37
    Ref: VAC001323155
    Closing date: 04/11/2017

    Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding. We have an amazing exciting apprenticeship. We are looking for exceptional applicants.

    Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.   

    The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.   

    The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment. 

    The school of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is based at the Image Centre located at both sites of Wigan and Leigh College. Walmsley Road in Leigh (WN7 1XN) opposite Parsonage Retail Park and Parsons Walk in Wigan (WN1 1RR) diagonally opposite the Market Hall and close to the bus station.

    The Image Centre sets the highest standards for the next generation of Hairdressers and Beauty Therapists. It is housed in a purpose built centre with sophisticated specialist salons. The education and training provides students with current treatments, utilising revolutionary high tech equipment and products. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills who is highly motivated, enthusiastic and who will give 100% to this role and is able to work on their own initiative and is willing to learn new skills.

    If you are interested in applying please click on the job title above or send your CV and covering letter to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk before the closing date.

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    Business Administration Apprentice - Wigan Council

    Location: Wigan, WN1
    Salary: £149.85 - £260.85
    Hours: 37
    Ref: VAC001319754
    Closing date: 22/10/2017

    Wigan Council an existing opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice.  You will to provide a full and comprehensive administrative support service to the Regulatory Services Business Team. This will involve dealing with internal and external customers both face to face and on the telephone, operating ICT systems and providing general support to the team. During this apprenticeship you will:

    • Act as the first point of contact for any enquiries, referring onto others as required.
    • Responding to routine and ad hoc requests for information.
    • Maintain relevant ICT systems, inputting or extracting data.
    • Manage and update databases and produce reports.
    • Provide admin support in preparing for meetings, booking rooms, printing and collating documents and arranging refreshments.
    • Act as minute taker for meetings if required.
    • Assist with the preparation of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets using various software packages including mail-merge and PowerPoint.
    • Carry out research to support the team.
    • Assist with maintaining a variety of records.
    • Operate in line with Wigan Council policies and procedures.
    • Process a range of applications in connection with licences or registrations in accordance with relevant legislation.
    • Provide advice and information and attempt to resolve enquiries at first point of contact through promoting self-reliance.
    • Assist with the development of all procedural systems to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness and which support improvements in service delivery.

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    Business Administration Apprentice - Woodfield Primary School (Wigan Council)

    Location: Wigan, WN1
    Salary: £146.41 to £254.86
    Hours: 36.15
    Ref: VAC001323621
    Closing date: 05/11/2017

    To work under the direction/instruction of senior staff to provide routine general clerical and administrative support to the school. Duties of the post are varied and will alter as the apprentice develops in the work environment to reflect their progress.

    • Undertake reception duties, answering routine telephone enquiries, recording and communicating messages to colleagues in a timely and effective manner.
    • Dealing with face-to-face enquiries with parents/staff.
    • Receiving visitors, overseeing sign-in procedures.
    • Preparing refreshments for staff and visitors.
    • Making visitors feel welcome, allocating rooms and preparing for use for meetings.
    • Provide routine clerical support, eg office photocopying, filing, faxing, emailing (including online calendar), complete routine forms.
    • Undertake typing, word processing and other IT-based tasks.
    • Sort and distribute internal and external mail.
    • Undertake routine office administration.
    • To keep the school office and reception area as an orderly, pleasant and efficient working environment.
    • Operate office equipment, eg photocopier, computer.
    • Accept and check deliveries of goods into school.
    • Arrange orderly and secure storage of resources.
    • Collect and record payments for staff refreshments.

    Liaise with Headteacher for publication and distribution of Friends of Woodfield tickets, posters and flyers for fundraising events

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    If you need further information regarding any of our Apprenticeship vacancies, if you are having any technical difficulties with links or require support with your application please contact our Apprenticeship team on 01942 761613 or by email to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

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