There has never been a better time to be an apprentice, or employ an apprentice, with Salford City College. 

At Salford City College, 80% of apprentices succeed in completing their apprenticeship and go on to further employment, which is an incredible 13% above the national average.

The college boasts having over 1,100 apprentices on programme, the majority of whom are employed in one of the key growth sectors in Greater Manchester: health and social care, professional and financial services, construction or education. And they aren’t stopping there, the college have implemented an ambitious growth plan to raise this number, with a view of having 2,000 apprentices on programme by 2021.

Apprenticeships are more popular than ever before, offering a way to develop the skills of an individual that are specifically desired by the employer, and gain them a qualification at no cost to themselves.

In the last academic year, just under half a million people started an apprenticeship in the UK, whilst supported by an employer. This is more than double the amount of people who embarked on an apprenticeship in the 2007/8 academic year – showing just how prevalent they are becoming.

They help people prepare for a long and successful career, while enabling businesses to develop the talent they need to thrive.

If you are interested in embarking on your own educational journey and starting an apprenticeship, click here. 

If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please click here