Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.


Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education, can apply to be an apprentice.

Earn while you learn
All apprentices must receive the appropriate national minimum wage and should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher (degree) level.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector.

The minimum salary is currently £2.68 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

Key benefits include earning a regular salary, get paid holidays, receive training, gain qualifications skills and learn job-specific.

The C&M Network offers Apprenticeships at Intermediate or Advanced level in the following occupational areas:

Follow the links above for more information.

Finding an Employer
Undertaking an Apprenticeship scheme requires you to be employed for at least 30 hours per week performing a job linked to your occupational area.

If you are unable to secure your own employment, please contact us as we may be able to assist you in finding a suitable role with a local employer.

If you are interested in finding out more about Apprenticeships please contact us on 0161 486 4602 (Cheadle)  or 0161 484 6602 (Marple) or email