Information for Parents

For details on current Apprenticeship vacancies with The Skills Company, click here

If your son or daughter is still in full-time education but is considering an Apprenticeship for when they finish, click here to enter their details. We will then invite them into an information session.

The Skills Company are a not for profit organisation with a successful record of delivering Apprenticeships over 25 years. We work with an extensive network of over 2,500 employers, from multi-national firms to SMEs across Greater Manchester and beyond, and typically have over 250 live Apprenticeship vacancies and 300 Pre-Apprenticeship vacancies at any one time.

As the market leader of Apprenticeships in Greater Manchester, we are able to negotiate the best terms with our employers, to give young people the highest quality work experience needed, whilst allowing them to earn a real salary and work towards a recognised qualification. 

As an Apprenticeship involves working at least 30 hours per week, all Apprentices are given time to attend one of our centres one day per week or given time for assessment in the workplace. We aim to help all of our young people get further faster, with the ability to get them through their qualifications at a much faster rate than most other training providers or colleges.

Championing our learners at every level, we aim to offer over 75% of our Apprenticeship vacancies with a salary above the national minimum Apprenticeship wage, focusing on ensuring that all of our young people successfully progress and achieve their goals, having started at a level that is right for them. We want all of our young people to learn the skills, love the job and live the lifestyle that having a successful career can bring.

Here is what two of our current parents said: