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With the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair now just one week away (11th November, 12pm - 6pm) it would be fantastic if students are able to register.

You can sign up and find out more here: 

With students unable to visit events and open days, this is an unmissable opportunity for you to meet over 80 universities and apprenticeship providers. You can also gain vital advice from 10 webinars (click here) throughout the day.

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General Information

Colleges & Providers Accepting Applications for Apprenticeships, Courses, Study Programmes and Traineeships 

Due to ongoing Covid-19 situation we are expecting that apprenticeship vacancies will be between 20-25% of the usual number of opportunities. The following colleges and providers are accepting applications for apprenticeships as well as their alternative provision including traineeships and study programmes.


Alliance Learning: 
Are still accepting Apprenticeship Applications and are undertaking Information, Advice and Guidance sessions remotely or via the telephone. If possible they will also hold these sessions in our centre (if government guidelines allow).
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Telephone – 01204 677888 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm only)

Bolton College
Are taking applications for study programme and apprentices



The Growth Company
GC Education and Skills (The Growth Company) offer study programmes to young people aged 16-19. For more information about their study programme offer please click here.


Hopwood Hall College

Post COVID-19 there may be fewer apprenticeship vacancies available as employers adjust to new ways of working. If you haven't already done so, we would strongly recommend that you also apply for one of our full time courses.  Many include work experience which will help develop your skills as well as potentially leading to Apprenticeship opportunities. It makes sense to have an offer in place, visit to explore our full-time courses and to make your application. Once you have applied you will be invited to join in our Virtual New Starter Day on 30th June, this is the perfect opportunity to get a feel for what to expect as you step up to College.


The Manchester College

Our newly developed online application portal means that any young person wishing to apply or accept their place at The Manchester College may continue to do so, from wherever they are.

Click here to see the June school liaison bulletin

Mantra Learning 
Are taking applications for apprenticeships and traineeships.


Michaeljohn Training

From all of us here at Michaeljohn we hope that you are keeping well. Due to the current COVID19 situation, we are currently conducting our interviews for Traineeships/Apprenticeships in Hairdressing and Barbering via telephone for the foreseeable. We are running LIVE workshops on our social media over the next coming months for our 2020 applicants. We have put a lot of work into getting our applicants exclusive resources that our current Michaeljohn students use on a weekly basis. Apply via our website if interested!


North Lancs Training Group: 

NLTG’s ever popular Study Programme is still running on a virtual basis.  Please contact them on the numbers below to discuss in more detail.

SETA are taking applications via email. If you want to find out more, please contact


Oldham College
Oldham College remains OPEN and has switched to online and remote working. They are still accepting applications for apprenticeships and courses. Once they receive your application you will be contacted by one of their advisors who will be able to offer further guidance and support.

If you would like further information please email or visit the Oldham College website


Total People
Total People are still accepting apprenticeship applications and have multiple live vacancies. Registrations of interest can be submitted via their website


Amazing Apprenticeships

Book virtual ASK support 
Have you explored the new ASK Digital Offer yet? With new remote-led sessions, including how to find a vacancy in the current labour market and how to boost employability skills at home, there's lots of free support for students, teachers and parents. Find out more and book online now.


June Parents' & Carers' Pack
The June edition includes key questions during Covid-19, searching for an apprenticeship in the current climate, tips on staying resilient, what is a traineeship, starting an apprenticeship during lockdown, what it's like to work at Capgemini as an LGBT+ employee, and much more!


T Levels introduction announced
T Levels are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020 to 2021. General guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website here. New updates have been added to existing guidance, including information on 2022 T level providers and updated course titles. 


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Apprenticeship Podcast for Young People
A brand new @ApprenticeTalks (Twitter handle) podcast is now available. Made by young apprentices to educate, inform and give insight into what it’s really like to be an apprentice and is now live on Spotify and other major streaming sites. Apprentice talks will be releasing an episode every Friday for nine weeks from the 15th May 2020. You can find the episodes on Spotify by typing “Apprentice Talks” into the podcast section.