Did you know there are more than 18,300 Apprentices working across Cheshire and Warrington which is 25% higher than the England average?


We want it to become the norm for young people to consider an Apprenticeship as a valid and respected route to a rewarding, well paid career.

University isn’t the right choice for everyone, even students with A or B grades. Did you know Apprenticeships are now available in more than 1,500 job roles from nuclear to fashion, and from banking to defence?

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training, providing the opportunity to earn whilst learning and getting recognised qualifications.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are widening access to all sorts of  professions and providing the higher level technical skills employers need to improve productivity and give young people an equally valid career route as going to university full-time.

A new campaign – Get In Go Far – has been designed to encourage more employers, young people and their parents to recognise Apprenticeships as a valid and credible route to a rewarding career. Visit to find out more.

We were recently commissioned by the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership to produce some videos of Apprentices and their employers to understand more about their respective views on the benefits and opportunities of the programme.  You can watch a summary below and the full interviews here.


2018-19 Apprenticeship Directory

The second edition of our Directory is available to download here, featuring 30 local employers offering apprenticeship schemes.

The Directory is distributed to more than 10,000 young people aged 16 to 18, and to every school and college, to help students make informed decisions about their careers, alongside options for university or other employment.

If you would like to be featured in our subsequent editions please contact us as we plan to publish regular updated editions.



Apprentices in Their Own Words Video

We have filmed and produced a number of videos featuring apprentices and their employers to showcase the diverse range of a careers and opportunities available; and the great contribution apprentices can make to their employers’ businesses.

Featured case study

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Skills Case Study: RedEye International


“The Skills & Growth Company have been a valuable source of information and advice which provides us with even greater confidence that Cheshire East is the best place to invest and grow a digital technology business ”  Scott Young, HR Director.

Specific areas of support from The Skills & Growth Company have included: liaising with local bus operators to improve access for staff relying on public transport; providing advice on how best to harness the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy. More

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