College goes national as apprenticeships boom

A Greater Manchester college is going national for its celebrations this Apprenticeship Week 2022.

The annual week-long event returns for its much-anticipated fifteenth edition on Monday, February 7.

For Hopwood Hall College and University Centre it’s a huge opportunity to enlighten both learners and businesses to the value apprenticeships bring. 

The college has campuses in Middleton and Rochdale, Greater Manchester but is now expanding its offer nationally. 

This all starts with the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship that can be undertaken online from anywhere in England.

It’s yet another reason why people should be pencilling in Hopwood’s upcoming apprenticeships open event on Thursday, February 10.

The event will give both employers and prospective trainees the chance to explore the exciting world of apprenticeships and learn more about the wide range of routes available.

Crista Wilkieson, Director of Apprenticeships at Hopwood Hall College, said:

“National Apprenticeship Week is always exciting for us.

“As well as celebrating our current apprentices, we get to shine a light on all the amazing opportunities around the corner. 

“We’d like to invite as many people and businesses as possible to join us in the festivities because there really are so many great aspects of apprenticeships!”

Hopwood Hall works with more than 400 local employers to provide stellar training to people of all ages.

Chris Clarkson, the Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, described the college’s employer services team as ‘engaged, dedicated and knowledgeable’ after they recently sourced candidates for his Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship.


Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346