Wigan & Leigh College is the largest College provider of apprenticeships in Greater Manchester. We offer over 50 different apprenticeship pathways to suit your ability. We work with over 1,500 employers in the local area and have a range of tutors that support the apprentices throughout their journey.

An apprenticeship means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage. Apprenticeships provide a young person or adult with the skills, confidence, qualifications and knowledge to establish a career within their chosen industry.

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

Explore Our Apprenticeships


Jasmine McGunigle
Finance Apprentice
NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

“I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and I am currently studying AAT. I attend College once a week and work four days a week...

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Braden Butler
Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship at National Nuclear Laboratory

Braden enjoyed studying full time at the College and has successfully completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering achieving Distinction* | Distinction* | Distinction*.

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Hollie Barrett
Level 4 ICT Apprentice

Hollie is doing her Level 4 ITC apprenticeship at Ulitigroup in Chorley. She is in a varied role working on software installation and service desk support providing help to staff and customers.

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Tony Middlehurst
Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Tony Middlehurst, who previously attended a local college, was recruited as an Apprentice at the Leigh based business Westco.

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Matthew Eccles
Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Matthew Eccles is currently an Electrical Engineering apprentice with MBDA Missile System. He is currently working in software development but has tried different roles including test equipment design...

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