Are you aged 16 to 24?

Do you need the skills to help you get a job or Apprenticeship?

Then apply to join our Gateway to Apprenticeships programme and get tailored support to get into your dream career!

This programme can prepare you for your future career, helping you to get ready for the world of work and improve your chances of getting an Apprenticeship, job or further training.  It gives you valuable work experience and employability skills to boost your CV!

We offer 1-1 mentoring and support for the duration of the programme, with access to a range of over 150 full time courses and Apprenticeships on successful completion.

The programme runs for a minimum of ten weeks with the content tailored to your individual needs.  It includes:

  • Work preparation training which ensures you are ready and have the confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an Apprenticeship.
  • English and Maths support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace.
  • Meaningful work experience which provides insight and experience of the world of work and makes you more attractive to potential employers.
  • Business Admin
  • Customer Service
  • Health & Social Care
  • Childcare
  • T.
  • Warehousing & Logistics

and more…

We work with a range of local employers in a wide variety of industries to provide genuine work experience, including:

  • Mid-Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Scotia Road Garage
  • Caudwell Children
  • RubyGirl UK
  • Happy Days Nursery

The programme is suitable for anyone, providing you:

  • Are not currently in a job or employed for more than 16 hours a week
  • Are seeking full time employment, an Apprenticeship or further training/education
  • Have limited work experience
  • Are aged 16-24
  • Do not have a full Level 3 qualification

You will get a FREE bus pass, subject to criteria, and £30 weekly bursary for six weeks of the programme.

In addition to the FREE bus pass* and £30 per week payment, you will also get:

FREE NUS Extra Card*

FREE Lunch*

FREE Breakfast*

PLUS Support from our Job Shop to help you in your job search


*subject to criteria

Case Study

Kieran Hollies O’Rourke

Kieran joined the Gateway to Apprenticeship programme to gain the work experience he needed in order to progress onto an Apprenticeship.

Kieran said “The Gateway to Apprenticeship programme was something different from the usual course, it offered lots of variety and supported my individual needs. While on the programme I completed a work placement with Cauldwell Children and this helped me to develop my knowledge and skills, and ultimately helped me to gain an Apprenticeships with Norcros Adhesives.”

For more information complete the form below, or contact the team on:

Tel: 01782 208208


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