Apprenticeship support

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to equip people with job-specific skills and experiences that meet the needs of employers.

As well as earning a wage, apprentices also work towards nationally recognised qualifications, which can take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of apprenticeship and the industry sector it is in.

Financial support to help you employ and train an apprentice

Help a Salford resident earn and learn by giving them a step up the career ladder.

The new citywide Salford Skills for Business Apprenticeship Fund is available to help small to medium sized organisations meet the cost of apprenticeship training.

Interested in becoming an apprentice?

Join our apprenticeship recruitment pool and benefit from help and support with:

  • Making successful applications to showcase your skills, experience and knowledge
  • Contacting employers to try and arrange flexible recruitment processes such as work trials
  • CV writing and support
  • Interview skills and mock interviews
  • Training to develop vocational skills (business, ICT, construction, leisure and fitness, health and social care, retail etc)
  • Regular bulletins about new vacancies across a range of different sectors

Salford City Council’s Skills and Work team offers a free personalised matching service and helps you search and connect with apprenticeship opportunities.

But don’t just take our word for it… 

Olivia, aged 18 who is on a Level 2 apprenticeship as a Pharmacy Assistant at Gately Chemist in Eccles, said: “The apprenticeship recruitment pool process was amazing. They really wanted to help me find a role. I’d enjoyed science at school and had some customer service experience in both retail and hospitality but I wasn’t getting anywhere with colleges and training providers. But the team in Salford helped me get an apprenticeship in a pharmacy which I absolutely love. I now earn whilst I learn and will gain a qualification through Trafford College. From sorting out bus passes to even taking me to an interview when I couldn’t afford the travel costs, they really supported me. Without them, I would have missed out on this great opportunity.”

If you’d like to join our apprenticeship recruitment pool, please email us on skillsandwork@Salford.gov.uk including your CV if you have one.

Salford’s apprenticeship recruitment pool is supported by Apprenticeships at Salford City College, The Trafford College Group, North Lancs Training Group, The Growth Company, Salford City Council, Salford Connexions and Salford Employment and Recruitment City Hub (SEARCH).

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service’s vacancies website to register your interest and search for current apprenticeship opportunities. 

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