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If you’re looking for an apprenticeship in Manchester, we have to warn you: you could be about to embark on the best experience of your life.  

Many different organisations in the Greater Manchester area offer apprenticeships in a variety of roles. Start your search for apprenticeship opportunities with Talentview. 

What makes Manchester great for apprentices?

Where shall we start?  

Manchester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, with some of the best entertainment, music, shopping and sporting attractions in the country. Any apprentice spending time studying, training or gaining work experience in the city will appreciate the diversity and international flavour of life in Manchester, whether that be in its food, nightlife or culture. 

Employment prospects are also as good as they have ever been, and Manchester is also one of the hotspots of the construction industry, with more people deciding to live as well as work in the city, an

What apprenticeship opportunities are there?

Tameside College 

Tameside College in Ashton-under-Lyne provides excellent learning environments and resources for school leavers and apprentices of all ages. They work closely with local employers to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes at intermediate and advanced levels, including courses in bricklaying, engineering, vehicle maintenance and hospitality.  

AECOM opportunities 

AECOM is one of the world’s leading providers of infrastructure solutions and is based in Salford, Manchester. It has been involved in several major projects in the Greater Manchester area, including the Manchester Metrolink extension, HS2 and a transformation programme at Manchester Town Hall. Every year AECOM takes on 100 new apprentices in the UK and Ireland, providing opportunities from Level 3 to degree apprenticeships.  

Salford City College 

Salford City College is an award-winning provider of apprenticeships, with over 50 different programmes currently available in the following sectors:  

  • Business, Professional and Financial Services 
  • Construction and the Built Environment 
  • Education and Early Years 
  • Health & Social Care  
  • Hospitality, Retail, Hair & Beauty  

Apprentices learn at colleges and locations across the city of Salford, including MediaCityUK on Salford Quays.  

WSP UK Limited 

WSP is one of the world’s largest engineering and design consultancies. The company works with public and private sector clients in transportation and infrastructure, healthcare, energy and the environment, and has been involved in the UK on railway projects such as HS2 and Crossrail. WSP offers degree apprenticeships in civil engineering, building services, transport planning and building surveying at the company’s Manchester offices. The programme is run in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University.  

Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Limited 

The Waterman Group is an engineering company that works on major infrastructure, commercial and residential construction projects. Among projects in the North West, the Manchester Velodrome is among its most prestigious. The Waterman Group runs an apprentice scheme at its Manchester premises, specialising in degree apprenticeships in civil engineering, allowing apprentices to learn from industry-leading experts while gaining the skills they need to work on high-profile projects.  

How to find an apprenticeship in Manchester 

To search for apprenticeships, you can use websites like Talentview, apply directly to employers or contact local colleges like those above.  

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