Apprenriceship Week


Tameside Council’s annual Careers and Apprenticeships Exhibition took place on 22nd June 2017 at Stalybridge Civic Hall. The Council’s Employment and Skills Team organised a ‘have-a-go’ event for Year 9 and 10 students from Secondary schools across the borough and is designed to support schools in delivering effective Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

With around 1,000 pupils from 13 Tameside schools attending the exhibition throughout the day, Stalybridge Civic Hall was thriving with youth and enthusiasm.

A total of 39 exhibition stands including TMBC’s very own Engineering Team (Mason Paviour), allowed pupils to engage with various businesses and learning providers to discuss their future education and career pathways. Other exhibitors with activities at the event were Greater Manchester Police, National Health Service, Cogent Skills, Purple Wi-Fi, Juice Academy and our local training providers Tameside College, Clarendon Sixth Form and Ashton Sixth Form.

All the interactive activities delivered throughout the day succeeded in engaging pupils in areas they may have not taken an interest in prior to the event. Pupils took part in; block paving with TMBC Engineering, ‘Your STEM Choice’s’ decision-making activity with Cogent Skills, Virtual Welding with Tameside College, trying on riot gear with Greater Manchester Police and, with thanks to Haywill Animal Rescue showing animal care and veterinary roles, there was an appearance from the lovable duo of a therapy Chihuahua and an Albino Hedgehog much to the delight of the pupils (and adults)!

With the support of Council volunteers and Student Ambassadors from Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form, the event was a great success!

Is your business is interested in supporting Tameside Council in future exhibitions? Would you like to engage with young people from the borough regarding their future careers and apprenticeship pathways? Please contact Kieran Hemmings on 0161 342 3111 or kieran.hemmings@tameside.gov.uk to express your interest.

 

Active Tameside
Army
Ashton College
As One
Active Tameside is a registered charity which delivers a wider range of leisure facility and community-based services that generate participation in physical activity and sport, to improve health and wellbeing, predominantly in the Tameside area.
The British Army offer various opportunities for training and careers. They offer education which aims to improve the performance of soldiers and officers to give access to qualifications for life beyond the army. The Army provide apprenticeships across a variety of different army careers.
Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Manchester, Ashton Sixth Form College has been providing the highest quality academic and vocational education in the area.
AsOne are a design company based in Hyde, Tameside, Manchester. AsOne provide a service in personalising websites, apps and digital marketing support to large businesses across the UK.
Carillion
Clarendon
Cogetn Skills
GM Higher
Carillion is a leading international integrated support services business which operates in the UK, Canada and the Middle East. Carillion create award-winning cultural, residential, commercial, community and infrastructure developments in cities across the world.
Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Clarendon Sixth Form offer every young person the chance to develop and grow through various courses across a wide range of subjects which include a choice of A-Levels and creative arts subjects
Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries with services including placements, apprenticeships and courses.
GM Higher is a collaboration of Universities and Further Education Colleges from across Greater Manchester, who work together to provide high quality outreach activities for schools and colleges whilst also improving the provision of CEIAG.
GMP
Hawke
The Juice Academy
Micael John
The Police Force responsible for law enforcement in Greater Manchester.
Hawke International lead the world in cable connection and termination products for use in hazardous and hostile environments. Predominantly associated with activities within the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
The Juice Academy, based in Manchester, is the UK’s first industry-led Social Media apprenticeship provider.
Michaeljohn Training is a multi-award winning training provider in NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Hairdressing, Barbering, Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
New Charter
Oldham College
Otc
Pennine Care
New Charter Group is a housing association with around 2000 homes across Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire. The group is one of Greater Manchester’s largest registered providers of social housing.
Oldham College is a Further Education College offering a diverse range of courses to the local community.
OTC is an established training centre based in Oldham, which provides apprenticeships throughout Greater Manchester.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to people living in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. They also provide mental health services in Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.
Positive Steps
Purple
Royal Navy
The Skills Company
Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families that recognises the diversity of people who access these services.
Purple Wifi is a UK-based technology company that offers a free Wifi platform to businesses so they can communicate with clients through targeted messaging.
The Royal Navy is the UK’s naval warfare force. They have a wide range of training opportunities in various different naval careers.
The Growth Company, formerly The Skills Company, help thousands of young people, adults and businesses develop their skills through; Apprenticeships, Higher Educations and Courses for Businesses. The Growth Company is the biggest provider of apprenticeships and training in the North West.
St John Ambulance
Tameside College
TMBC
St. John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity who provide training to adults and young people in homes, schools or the workplace. St. John Ambulance provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities which could lead to lengthy careers in the service.
Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Manchester, Tameside College is a Further Education College that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level.
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is the Local Authority of Tameside and provides the majority of local Government services in Tameside.

 

Tameside College Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2017

Tameside College celebrated their Annual Apprenticeship Awards on 1st March 2017 to launch National Apprenticeship Week.

Apprentices were nominated by their teachers for their outstanding performances and achievements during their apprenticeships. Jackie Moores, Principal of Tameside College, said: “We are justifiably very proud of all of our apprentices, including the award winners who combine full-time work alongside study. They are our future business owners, designers, leaders, managers and engineers and I am delighted with their success. Apprentices make a significant contribution to the Greater Manchester economy and fill much needed vacancies locally and further afield. We work with fantastic employers who invest heavily in their apprentice’s training at work. A high quality apprenticeship is a very positive outcome for college leavers or adults and sets them up well, for their future chosen career.”

Cllr Kieran Quinn, executive leader for Tameside Council, welcomed apprentices to the awards. He said: “As a council we aim to improve skills and business growth by supporting apprenticeships. We have helped over 80 local businesses with grants to create opportunities for apprentices like those nominated so we’d like to thank the apprentices for allowing us to help them gain awards like this.”

The council has taken action to support businesses in creating the Tameside Business Grant for Employers and Tameside YES. The business grant offers £1,500 to employers who recruit an apprentice aged 16-24 years old and to date they have created 61 apprenticeships at level two and three. The council is also reimbursing employers for 6 month’s salary if they employ Tameside residents aged 16-24 years not in employment, education or training as part of Tameside YES.

Cllr Ged Cooney presented awards to the proud and delighted apprentices as their names were called, along with a thoughtful citation of why each apprentice had been nominated. Guests enjoyed champagne as families, friends and employers came together to support the nominated apprentices.

Chloe Brown, administrative assistant for Angela Rayner MP, said: “I wanted to gain a qualification as well as gain a physical insight into business. Being an apprentice is extremely rewarding as you are getting the experience as well as learning along the way. Angela is a fantastic role model and has been really supportive towards my development. She has gone above and beyond to teach me everything I need for my future career and is an outstanding employer. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as an apprentice and would recommend Tameside College to any young learner.”

Apprenticeship Awards



 

The Apprenticeship Levy Paying Business Event

The event was an opportunity to bring our Levy Paying businesses together to consolidate information, inform how to maximise their contribution, understand where there is support and answer additional queries where possible. This event provided the opportunity for Apprentice Levy paying businesses to understand how to utilise the Levy to maximum capacity and build a strong support network moving forward.

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Active Tameside
amann
ashton sixth form college
Active Tameside is a registered charity which delivers a wider range of leisure facility and community-based services that generate participation in physical activity and sport, to improve health and wellbeing, predominantly in the Tameside area.
Amann Group is one of the global leaders in the field of high quality sewing and embroidery threads. From universal sewing threads to special high-tech threads, Amann offers a wide range of threads for all sewing applications.
Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Manchester, Ashton Sixth Form College has
been providing the highest quality academic and vocational education in the area.
bardsley
culemeta
fairfield
With offices in Manchester, Leeds and Keele, Bardsley’s diverse workload includes the construction of education facilities, medical centres, leisure and sporting facilities and homes. They also work on refurbishment and conversion projects on behalf of Local Authorities.
Based in Dukinfield, Tameside, Culimeta-Saveguard Ltd manufacture a range of specialised products from advanced high performance technical fibres.
Fairfield High School for Girls is an all girls’ secondary academy located in Droyslden, Tameside.
new charter
academy
penine care
     
New Charter Group is a housing association with around 2000 homes across Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire. The group is one of Greater Manchester’s largest registered providers of social housing.
Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Academy Ashton is a large 11-16 academy that serves the communities around Tameside and delivers educational provision.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to people living in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. They also provide mental health services in Stockport, Tameside and Glossop.
scapa
stephan
integrated care
Scapa Group is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the Healthcare and Industrial markets.
Stepan UK Ltd is a major global supplier of surfactant technologies, providing sustainable solutions for formulations.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop. As a busy Foundation Trust Hospital, they provide a range of high quality elective, emergency and specialist services for adults and children.
Recipharm
 
Recipharm is a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation with a focus on supporting pharmaceutical companies in taking their products from early development through to commercial manufacturing.