An apprenticeship means you will work with an employer, earn a wage and learn on the job whilst gaining qualifications. Apprenticeships are becoming more demanding with employers wanting to recruit talented and skilled individuals within their workplace.

To apply for an apprenticeship, click on the job title (e.g. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT - WIGAN COLLEGE) or read the job description for alternative instructions such as where to email your CV. If you have never used the National Apprenticeship Service website before you must first create a free account here.

If you wish to make a general apprenticeship enquiry and/or upload your CV you can do this by clicking here.

Other exciting vacancies such as full time jobs, degree apprenticeships, graduate opportunities, part time roles and work experience are listed underneath the categories below.


Worried you don't have the right qualifications, confidence and/or experience for an apprenticeship/employment? Have you considered doing a pre-apprenticeship instead? To find out more click pre-apprenticeships.


If you are a current Wigan and Leigh College Student you can use "This is Me" online via your student VLE to build a free CV and gain access to a wealth of information such as preparing for interviews, mock tests, job applications, cover letters, case studies and watch employer videos sharing top tips.

found your own employer?

If you already have an employer who is considering offering you an apprenticeship, please contact us with details by emailing or Our Employer Engagement team will contact your employer to discuss apprenticeships in more detail and arrange a face to face visit if required.

are you an EMPLOYER thinking about apprenticeships or work placements?

If you are an employer interested in apprenticeships then click here and choose the "pages within this section" menu to find out more or email us on

If you are an employer interested in work placements please email our team on or complete our online enquiry form by clicking here:

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other vacancies


Calling all hospitality leaders...Our Hotelier programme is aimed at individuals starting a career in hospitality who have the potential, aspiration and drive to secure a Supervisor position on completion of the programme.

Successful candidates will have a flexible approach and the ability to effectively multi-task and do all this with a positive "can do" attitude. To apply please see website address below.


JUNE - AUGUST 2018: Food & Beverage

World class welcome, programme launch, meet with Mentor, welcome to the food and beverage team, departmental induction & buddy, brand standards, service excellence workshops, 30, 60 & 90 day reviews.

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2018: Housekeeping

Welcome to the housekeeping team, departmental induction & buddy, brand standards, values centred leadership workshop, ongoing monthly reviews and meetings with Mentor.

DECEMBER 2018 - FEBRUARY 2019: Reception

Welcome to the reception team, departmental induction & buddy, brand standards, introduction to the role of a Supervisor, ongoing monthly reviews and meetings with Mentor.

SEPTEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2018: For my future I choose?

Agree final placement with Mentor and General Manager, additional brand standards, interview techniques workshop, ongoing meeting with Mentor, monthly reviews and celebration event.



Macdonald Linden Hall Golf

& Country Club

Macdonald Leeming House

Macdonald Swan Hotel

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Macdonald Kilhey Court

Macdonald Manchester Hotel

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa


Macdonald Ansty Hall

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel

Macdonald Burlington Hotel

Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Compleat Angler

Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel


work experience VACANCIES ...

If you are a current Wigan and Leigh College student interesting in gaining work experience in either Engineering, IT, Customer Service, Administration or Contact Centres please email quoting WEX and your chosen area to find out more.