National Apprenticeship Week, Manchester Apprenticeships, and Intern Opportunities (2024)

As the National Apprenticeship Week has ended, we wanted to bring attention to the fact that apprenticeship opportunities don’t just come around during the week between the 5th and 11th of February. There is still plenty of apprenticeship opportunities in Manchester that are live right now.

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise awareness of the many benefits apprenticeships can offer people looking to get into work, start a career and earn whilst learning on the job. Many people think apprenticeships are just for trade jobs but that isn’t true.

You can read more about National Apprenticeship Week here.

JIM – Jobs in Manchester and Apprenticeships

Here at JIM we are always looking to promote apprenticeships, when we get the opportunity to it is great. We have seen some great success with apprenticeships on JIM. Last year we posted most if not all of the BBC’s apprenticeship opportunities in Manchester for their summer 2024 vacancies.

Find our BBC Apprenticeship blog here.

We think apprenticeships are undervalued by many, the opportunity to learn on the job and earn whilst doing so can put you on a higher standing than others who are in the same job or field but for example chose university as a means of getting to the same destination. The practical, hands on approach of apprenticeships are also a better fit for people who may not want to, or can’t attend university.

An apprenticeship may be a way for someone to append university. Higher level apprenticeships will have companies invest in you and put you through university, sometimes you will also get hands on experience at the same time with your time split between the workplace and university.

Apprenticeship Levels Explained

We have promoted apprenticeships from Level 3 (college) to Level 6 (university/degree) on JIM, and we get a lot of questions as to what these levels mean. You can find a great one pager here from Amazing Apprenticeships here.

We will breakdown the apprenticeship levels below:

Considered to be the same level as five GCSE passes. Great for an entry level position.

Considered to be the same level as two or three A level passes.

Level 4 is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, or a Higher National Certificate (HNC).

Level 5 is equivalent to a foundation degree, or a Higher National Diploma (HND).

For more information go here

Enables you to gain a full undergraduate or master’s degree while you work. Degree apprenticeships take three to six years to complete, depending on the course level.

For more information go here

AutoTrader Apprenticeships 2024

Currently as of this blog being posted (February 2024) we have a selection of apprenticeships from AutoTrader that are quite popular. They are offering a diverse selection of roles spanning multiple levels. If you want to read about someone’s experience with an AutoTrader apprenticeship, go here.

These positions may not be available at the point of you seeing this blog but these are the apprenticeship positions AutoTrader have available as of the posting of this blog:

See our Live Apprenticeships in Manchester Below

Where to Find Apprenticeships in Manchester

If we don’t have any live apprenticeships or there aren’t any that you are looking for please try these links below find more apprenticeship opportunities:


adidas Internships 2024

This took us at JIM by a bit of a surprise but we are promoting a range of internships from adidas. A great opportunity for anyone looking for a way into the company or looking for paid work experience whilst still in college in the Stockport area.

Read about adidas and there intern program here.

These positions may not be available at the point of you seeing this blog but these are the internship positions adidas have available as of the posting of this blog:

Whats the Difference Between an Apprenticeship and a Internship?

Internships are usually short term work experience, not always paid (but they now have to be in the UK) and generally entry level positions with little structure just on the job experience. Apprenticeships are more structured, paid work and involve working towards a qualification whilst studying and working simultaneously.

For more information on the topic go here.

See our Live Internship opportunities in Manchester Below

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