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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 any further information please contact Wigan & Leigh College's Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01942 761111.

    CURRENT VACANCIES

    For more details please click on the title of the apprenticeship vacancy e.g. Apprentice Office Administrator with Wigan & Leigh College 

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    Apprentice Fabricator - Aqua Fabrications

    Location: Skelmersdale
    Salary: £131.25
    Hours: 37.5
    Ref: VAC001265022
    Closing date: 31/08/17

    Aqua Fabrications Ltd are looking to recruit an Apprentice Fabricator.  In this position your daily duties will involve; to work closely with plastic materials and complete tasks including select and laying out materials to be cut and joined. To understand and implement mathematical workings. To use precision measuring instruments. To operate factory machinery and powered hand tools effectively.

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    Apprentice Field Service Engineer - Arjo Huntleigh

    Location: North West - Field Based Role
    Salary: £131.25
    Hours: 37.5
    Ref: VAC001276700
    Closing date: 25/08/17

    Arjo Huntleigh has a great opportunity to work alongside experienced and qualified engineers travelling around the North West. A driving licence will be required.

    Working to Service procedures in an efficient and productive manner to complete electro-mechanical service work to an itinerary, while providing an excellent after sales customer service to through effective communication and engagement.  To work alongside experienced and qualified engineers to maintain Medical beds, Mattress systems, Patient hoists, Assisted baths and Disinfection washers in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and in the community.   Please click on the link above to apply or visit www.arjohuntleigh.co.uk then scroll down the page and click on careers.

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    Business Administration Apprentice - Avdel Ltd (Stanley Black & Decker)

    Location: Woolston, Warrington
    Salary: £149.85 - £260.85
    Hours:  37
    Ref: VAC001277361
    Closing date: 11/08/17

    Stanley have a fantastic role to provide general administrative support to a variety of office disciplines, including Human Resources, Quality, Engineering and Reception to enable the apprentice to experience a wide range of business functions. Stanley Black & Decker is a growing organisation and offers tremendous career advancement prospects on a global scale.  Why not click on the above job title tofind out more about this amazing opportunity.

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    Business Admin/Buyer Apprentice - Bents Garden Centre 

    Location: Glazebury WA3
    Salary: £140.00
    Hours: 40
    Ref: VAC001293956
    Closing date: 28/08/17

    Bents Garden Centre have a fantastic opportunity and are looking to recruit a Business Administration Apprentice to be based within our buying department. This is a varied role where you will learn all aspects of the buying function whilst working towards qualifications within your apprenticeship.  The department is responsible for purchasing all stock which we sell within Bents.  The buying department are responsible for planning and selecting all ranges of products to sell in Bents.  Our buyers consider the following factors when making purchasing decisions:

    •     customer demand, including price, quality and availability;
    •     market trends;
    •     store policy;
    •     financial budgets.

    The Buying Team are consistently sourcing new merchandise and reviewing existing items to ensure products remain competitive. By fully understanding customer needs, we are able to maximise profits and provide a commercially viable range of merchandise at competitive prices.

    Keeping up to date with market trends and reacting to changes in demand are key elements of the buying department. 

    During the apprenticeship, you’ll learn to understand the aspects of a Buying Department, including;  

    • Support the Buyers with purchasing and range selection. 
    • Supplier liaison, including telephone and email communication. 
    • Data input.
    • Product scheduling and sourcing. 
    • Filing and other ad hoc duties including photocopying, filing, updating and retrieval of records.

    Bents will support you through the Business Administration qualification in conjunction with Wigan and Leigh College.   

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    Marketing Business Admin Apprentice - Bents Garden Centre

    Location: Glazebury WA3
    Salary: £140.00
    Hours: 40
    Ref: VAC001296312
    Closing date: 308/08/17

    Bents Garden & Home are looking to recruit an Apprentice to be based within one of our key business departments, our Marketing Department – specifically within the loyalty section. The loyalty area of the Marketing Department is responsible for recruiting and retaining members to our free privilege club – be inspired. The department’s main goals include keeping all member details accurate, communicating with customers and encouraging sign-ups.

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    Client Relationship Executive - Churchill Security

    Location: Chorley
    Salary: £122.50
    Hours: 35
    Ref: VAC001276892
    Closing date:20/08/17

    This is an exciting role for a person who wants to succeed and work for a fast growing company. As a Client Relationship Executive you will act as the first point of contact for clients wishing to do business with us and nurture and develop relationships to ensure we are the number one choice for their security services. To find out more click on the job title above now.

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    Apprentice Learning Support Assistant - Community First Academy Trust

    Location: Wigan 
    Salary: £12,000 (pro rata £8,337.90 per year)
    Hours: 33
    Ref: VAC001290633
    Closing date: 31/08/2017

    To undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for students, assist teacher in management of students, the classroom under direction of teaching staff. Provide support to students, providing particular help for those with learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, physical disabilities or other identified needs.

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    Apprentice Trainee Engineer - European Diesel Services Ltd

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £145.80 - £253.80
    Hours: 36
    Ref: VAC001294740
    Closing date: 31/08/2017

    At our paper making and converting site in Trafford Park, Manchester we are looking for two apprentices to join us on an exiciting 3 year programme as a Papermaker in our production team. On completion and achievement of the programme the apprentices will be ready to apply for potential opportunities initially within a shift.  

    Essity are looking to recruit apprentices who 

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    Apprentice Transport Organiser/Administrator - Fix It (Driven)

    Location: Ince
    Salary: £131.25
    Hours: 35
    Ref: VAC001280785
    Closing Date: 19/08/2017

    The main purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the provision of transport for people within the Borough of Wigan. This will include taking calls from customers, responding to customers by phone and email and calculating fare prices for customers and booking in fares with drivers.

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    Apprentice Hairdresser - Johnson Hairdressing Ltd

    Location: Wigan 
    Salary: £105.00 per week 
    Hours: 30
    Ref: VAC001235536
    Closing date: 28/08/2017

    Johnson Hairdressing has a fantastic opportunity for a Hairdressing apprentice to join the team. We are looking for an apprentice who has the ambition to become a fully qualified hairdresser and is prepared to put in the hard work to achieve this. You will be fully supported by the team as you gain knowledge, skills and experience in the role.

    No previous qualifications and experience are required.  However, you must have basic numeracy and literacy skills and be able to achieve a minimum standard on assessment at interview stage.

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    Apprentice Hairdresser - MGM Hair Studio

    Location: Aspull
    Salary: £140.00 per week 
    Hours: 40
    Ref: VAC001207815
    Closing date: 23/08/2017

    M G M Hair Studios require a highly motivated apprentice who has a willingness to learn. The successful candidate will work alongside senior stylists and assist them in their job role. You will be trained to a high standard and will receive training from the salon and attend college one day a week.  Your job role will include; shampooing, reception duties, general cleaning, greeting clients.  Your initial training will be shampooing, blow drying, observing.  You will report to the salon owner, Mandy Bolton, who will be responsible for all your training needs.

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    Accounts Apprentice - Plexstar Limited

    Location: Wigan, WN2
    Salary: £168.75
    Hours:  37.5
    Ref: VAC001295167
    Closing date: 25/08/17

    Plexstar Ltd are looking to recruit an Accounts apprentice to join the team. You will assist with accounting related duties whilst you work towards nationally recognised accounting qualifications. You will also provide Business Administration support as required.  Your duties will include, training in all aspects of financial administration, answering the telephone, responding to emails, monitoring eBay activity, filing and inputting data.

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    Papermaking Apprentice - SCA Hygiene (Essity)

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £210.00
    Hours: 37
    Ref: VAC0012903937
    Closing date: 17/08/2017

    At our paper making and converting site in Trafford Park, Manchester we are looking for two apprentices to join us on an exiciting 3 year programme as a Papermaker in our production team. On completion and achievement of the programme the apprentices will be ready to apply for potential opportunities initially within a shift.  

    Essity are looking to recruit apprentices who will;

    • Undertake required courses in order to complete the full apprenticeship which may require visits and periods of time spent at other locations other than Trafford Park.
    • Undertake all course and on-the job training / study to achieve set deadlines and meet the required standard through and defined vocational and academic certification process.
    • Understand the economics of the operation providing a flexible resource that can be involved in a wide scope of operational roles, trouble shooting and continuous improvement activities.
    • During years 2 and 3 to also undertake relevant papermaking courses in addition to the apprenticeship

    When working on site you will be supervised and you will be trained to understand the process of papermaking and undertake tasks in the machine production process.  You will also assist with;

    • cleaning, inspection and lubrication tasks,
    • defect finding and fixing
    • breakdown elimination
    • attending daily team meetings
    • working on small group activities as required

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    Apprentice Hairdresser—Vivid House Hairdressing

    Location: Billinge Wigan
    Salary: £140.00
    Hours: 40
    Ref: VAC0012904086
    Closing date: 30/08/2017

    Vivid House has a fantastic opportunity for a Level 2 Hairdressing apprentice to join the team.   We are looking for an apprentice who has the ambition to become a fully qualified hairdresser and is prepared to put in the hard work to achieve this. You will be fully supported by the team at Vivid House as you gain knowledge, skills and experience in the role.  In addition you will be supported by Wigan & Leigh College to work towards nationally recognised hairdressing qualifications.

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    Apprentice Customer Service Assistant - Wheeltappers

    Location: Wigan, WN5
    Salary: £140.00
    Hours:  40
    Ref: VAC001294995
    Closing date: 28/08/17

    Wheeltappers are looking to recruit an Apprentice Customer Service assistant. This is a varied role which will include:

    • Assisting customers in the store with the requirements.
    • Dealing with customers on the phone.
    • Advising customers on their requirements.
    • Liaising with team members to agree solutions for customer needs.
    • Liaising with suppliers in relation to customer orders.
    • Maintaining stock levels in store.
    • Keeping the store clean and tidy.
    • Operating an electronic point of sale system.
    • Updating accounts.

    Ensuring you provide excellent customer service at all times to encourage repeat business.

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    Apprentice Electrician - Wigan Borough Council

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £129.50
    Hours:  37
    Ref: VAC001282649
    Closing date: 21/08/17

    We are looking to recruit a number of building trade apprentices. These are very practical roles and will suit someone eager to work on site and learn practically whilst developing a keen attention for detail and a specific skill set in order to become a qualified trades - person. You will also learn and develop your skills by attending college.

    You must be reliable, punctual and prepared to travel between sites (within Council vehicles) on a daily basis.  Within the first 12 months you will:

    Assist qualified tradespeople in carrying out responsive and planned works in the maintenance and day to day repairs of social housing properties, this will include:assessing, planning and requesting parts and materials required to carry out work

    • testing and inspection
    • fault tracing
    • full / partial house rewires
    • ensuring systems and properties are left in a safe and serviceable condition
    • Ensure you follow health and safety guidelines and instructions
    • Attend college on a weekly basis, where you will undertake theoretical and practical exams and assessments
    • Compile the required portfolio of evidence of achievements

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    Apprentice Joiner - Wigan Borough Council

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £129.50
    Hours:  37
    Ref: VAC001282704
    Closing date: 21/08/17

    Within the first 12 months you will:

    • Assist qualified tradespeople in carrying out responsive and planned works in the maintenance and day to day repairs of social housing properties, this will include:
    • joinery jobs related to bathroom refits
    • kitchen installations
    • fitting of doors and the associated hardware
    • ensuring systems and properties are left in a safe and serviceable condition
    • Ensure you follow health and safety guidelines and instructions
    • Attend college on a weekly basis, where you will undertake theoretical and practical exams and assessments
    • Compile the required portfolio of evidence of achievements

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    Apprentice Plumber - Wigan Borough Council

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £129.50
    Hours:  37
    Ref: VAC001282740
    Closing date: 21/08/17

    Within the first 12 months you will:

    • Assist qualified tradespeople in carrying out responsive and planned works in the maintenance and day to day repairs of social housing properties, this will include:
    • tracing source of leaks and fixing
    • installation of bathrooms and wet rooms
    • plumbing jobs related to kitchen refits
    • ensuring systems and properties are left in a safe and serviceable condition
    • Ensure you follow health and safety guidelines and instructions
    • Attend college on a weekly basis, where you will undertake theoretical and practical exams and assessments
    • Compile the required portfolio of evidence of achievements

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    Estates Team Apprentice - Wigan College Parsons Walk

    Location: Wigan
    Salary: £129.50
    Hours:  37
    Ref: VAC001253394
    Closing date: 20/08/17

    Our Estates Team is looking for an Apprentice to work on the administrative duties that support the wider team. The postholder will be required to provide and deliver proactive and excellent customer care and service to all internal and external stakeholders.

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    Apprentice Florist - Wild & Wondrous Flowers

    Location: Bolton BL6
    Salary: £105.00
    Hours:  30 per week
    Ref: VAC001268306
    Closing date: 21/08/17

    Wild and Wondrous Flowers are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Apprentice Florist.  Your your duties will include; assisting with the day to day running of a busy Florist shop, receive customer orders both in person and via the phone, select flowers from stock to fulfil customer orders & work with qualified Florists to create arrangements as required, learn about the care, maintenance, and handling of various flowers and foliage, indoor plants, and other items to be able to provide customers with information as required, unpack stock as it comes into the shop, perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy, assist with merchandising of shop stock & window displays.

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    If you need further information regarding any of our Apprenticeship vacancies or support with your application please contact our Business Services team on 01942 761104.  

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