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Welcome to The Apprentice Academy

Inspiring young people to achieve their full potential and accomplish career success.
Deciding on your career choice when you leave school or college can be an exciting but daunting task. More and more young people are seeking an alternative to university, a pathway where they can achieve their career goals through more practical, work-based training such as apprenticeships. 
Here at The Apprentice Academy, we want to ensure that you have a bright future ahead of you and a genuine opportunity to develop the skills and experience you need to succeed.
We focus on young people coming into the workforce for the first time, and work with employers of all shapes and sizes across Greater Manchester to create and deliver inspirational apprenticeship programmes.
We are very different to other Apprenticeship providers and provide you with full support and guidance from the moment you apply. You'll get hands-on, practical experience while working towards your professional qualification - a real job with a full-time salary. 

About us

The Apprentice Academy is a Manchester-based apprenticeship provider with an excellent reputation for offering high quality and engaging apprenticeship programmes to young people in Greater Manchester. 
More and more students and their parents are seeing apprenticeships as a genuine alternative to university, and our apprenticeships allow you to develop the high-level skills, experience and knowledge required in today's workplace.
We specialise in apprenticeships in Customer Service, Business Administration, Graduate Calibre in Business and Digital Marketing.
We have placed apprentices with over 350 companies throughout the region - our smallest client has just 5 staff and our largest client has 35,000 staff. The employers we work with all have one thing in common - they are passionate advocate of apprenticeships.
The Apprentice Academy is committed to investing in young people to help them reach their full potential, and to support them in their transition from school into the workplace. 
What we will do for you
  • Introduce you to great jobs with high starting salaries and real career development opportunities.
  • Match you to job vacancies that fit your skills and interests.
  • Provide an intensive and personal job preparation service to help you stand out from other candidates including CV writing, interview techniques and interpersonal skills.
  • Secure an apprenticeship before you leave school so you can feel more confident about your future.
“I feel an equal within the organisation and am trusted to manage the work projects the way I feel is best for the department – with some amazing support from my colleagues and managers. My decision to pursue an apprenticeship was definitely a great choice of career – it’s a great role with a great company.”
Joshua Bennett
“I have had the opportunity to be a key team members and one of the main contacts for the deployment of Windows 7 to hundreds of employees within AstraZeneca, across the UK, Sweden and the US. I have also travelled to London with the project, which was an amazing opportunity where I got to meet lots of new people.”
Natalie Billinge
“If I’d gone to uni for four years then got a first job, I just can’t see that I’d get the same practical experience and know-how that I’m getting right now. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from both Brother and The Apprentice Academy – it has 100% been the right decision!”
Aaron Hopkinson 
“I have had the great privilege to be trusted to work with the directors of the business to produce some of the leading products we offer as an agency. I have collaborated and worked with CEOs, Owners and Heads of Marketing to integrate our products and take their businesses to thought-leader status”
Olivia Davies
“We’ve had mixed experiences working with different training providers over the years. But The Apprentice Academy’s Digital and Social Media Apprenticeship programme stands out as a smart, cost-effective way of identifying, recruiting, training and, importantly, nurturing a skilled, loyal team who work well together and share the same values.”
Daniel Nolan
You can meet some of our other apprentices and employers here.

Facilities available

The Apprentice Academy is conveniently located in central Manchester (right beside the Palace Theatre) on the fourth floor of St James’s Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ. 
All the main transport links are nearby – including a two-minute walk to Oxford Road train station, a 10 minute walk to Piccadilly, and bus and tram routes on the doorstep.
We have large, modern training rooms and stylish learning environments so that you can feel relaxed, safe and inspired when you attend our assessment centre, career ready bootcamp and other training sessions.
You will learn from specialists and industry experts with years of knowledge and experience across a range of industry sectors. 

Additional support

The Apprentice Academy provides a range of additional services that run in parallel to the traditional apprenticeship. These services are designed to fully support both the learner and the employer throughout the duration of the apprenticeship - from a new recruit to fully-fledged employee.
We have a dedicated team whose aim is to assist and advise you throughout your apprenticeship journey and to help you get the most from the experience. You will be assigned a career coach who will support and encourage you every step of the way, and will ensure your journey is rewarding and enjoyable.  
You will receive ongoing support, training and learning opportunities including:
  • A ‘career ready’ bootcamp to develop your employability and work ready skills.
  • Continual professional development masterclasses to further develop your skills, knowledge and expertise.
  • Monthly career coach/mentor visits to support you throughout your apprenticeship programme.
  • Workplace reviews every eight weeks to monitor progress and ensure your qualification is on track.
  • A performance development tool that will help you achieve success in the workplace by assessing you against ‘eight attitudes to career success.’
  • Ongoing helpful tips and advice in the form of events, blogs, videos and fact sheets as part of our #BeWorkReady campaign. 

Learner success

We pride ourselves in providing employers with high calibre apprentices who have the capability, enthusiasm and talent to become highly skilled and highly valued in the workplace. 
Our success rates are continuing to rise and are consistently amongst the highest in the region:
  • 84% of our apprentices achieve their qualification – 15% above the average national rate.
  • 93% of our apprentices secure a positive destination once they complete their qualification i.e. they are offered a permanent job, continue in further education or go onto higher education.
  • 94% of our apprentices would recommend The Apprentice Academy to their friendss.
EIght attitudes of career success
The Apprentice Academy also has a unique development tool for apprentices to help facilitate feedback, accelerate the speed of learning and develop the right attitudes in the workplace.
The Apprenticeship Performance Development (APD) tool works by assessing apprentices every eight weeks against eight key workplace attitudes. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Apprentice Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2018
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