From the 3rd to the 9th of February, Wirral Met College will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week.
Apprenticeships are a great way for people of all ages to gain valuable, hands-on experience, developing skills to put into practice within a working environment. During National Apprenticeship Week, we will be celebrating the success of its apprentices who are entering exciting careers in the local area.
Michael started his journey with Wirral Met in 2019 as an Apprentice Electrician, gaining a wide range of knowledge and skills from installing electrotechnical equipment to diagnosing and correcting electrical faults. Securing an apprenticeship with Magenta Living, the largest registered housing provider in Wirral, Michael hopes to become a fully qualified electrician and continue to work in the industry. He said: “This course has helped me get an apprenticeship and has given me a chance to become a fully qualified electrician.”
Paige successfully achieved an award for ‘Trainee/Apprentice of the Year’ at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital’s annual staff awards in 2019, after starting her Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship in 2018 with Arrowe Park Hospital. Having just progressed onto an Access to Nursing course at Wirral Met College, Paige hopes to gain further knowledge and a qualification to help her succeed in applying to a university course in 2020. She said “without the experience and qualifications that I have gained, I wouldn’t have be able to expand to go on to an Access to Nursing course.”
We will also be profiling some of our employers who have successfully recruited and trained apprentices over recent years.
Wirral Met is delighted to celebrate the success of Laing O’Rourke, a world-renowned engineering enterprise, who have achieved their target to have 50 apprentices working on the construction of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital.
Laing O’Rourke are committed to providing learning opportunities for young people. Working in partnership with Curtis Painting Group, Laing O’Rourke have employed a Wirral Met College student as their 50th apprentice on this state-of-the art NHS trust.
Apprenticeships give young people and adults alike an opportunity to work, earn and gain a qualification whilst starting out in a career or progressing further into management roles. From construction to healthcare and everything in between, the College provides a wide range of apprenticeships from levels 2 through to university level qualifications.
Keep an eye out on our social media channels as we share our apprenticeship story.