The Growth Company shares insights ahead of National Apprenticeship Week

3rd February 2023, 1:55 pm

Managing Director of GC Education and Skills looks at the organisation’s apprenticeship opportunities and what they mean to learners and businesses.

With more than 30 years’ experience in training and education for both school leavers and adult learners, GC Education and Skills is showcasing the benefits an apprenticeship can bring.

National Apprenticeship Week (6-12 February) shines a light on the positive impacts of on-the-job training and the wide opportunities available for people across the board.

In a recent survey of GC Education and Skills’ apprentices, 98% feel as though they have progressed in their learning and development since starting their apprenticeship                .

A total of 87% believe learning with the Growth Company has given them new or enhanced knowledge and skills and 88% believe they are making progress towards their career aims.

GC Education and Skills was listed as one of the Top 50 Training Providers in the country by RateMyApprenticeship in 2022.

It currently has more than 50 live apprenticeship opportunities on its books, ranging from construction to childcare, marketing to manufacturing. Rochelle Pilgrim from Blue Ocean Building Ltd has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year at the MIMA 2023 awards, after undertaking her training with GC Education and Skills.

Watch a video about its courses and dedicated SkillCentre in Trafford Park here –

Jon Paul-Rimington, Managing Director of The Growth Company Education and Skills, said: “Apprenticeships are a great option for someone who is looking to get a head start in their future career whilst earning money at the same time.

“At The Growth Company Education and Skills, we have over 30 years of experience supporting individuals to achieve their goals and we’ve seen first-hand the benefits of apprenticeships for our learners.

“We listen to what businesses are telling us and respond to their demands by creating courses that will help students and their employers. There’s a real drive for digital skills and understanding how we can better equip people with them to re-enter the modern workplace.

“Green skills represent a major part of our future. GC Education and Skills launched the Green Skills Academy in January, supporting the drive to become carbon neutral in GM by 2038.

“The Academy offers a Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installation Apprenticeship on which our learners will be able to understand how to install the meters as well as give people a better understanding of their energy usage.

“We pride ourselves as being seen as an alternative provision to a mainstream college environment. Our sites are smaller in size which can help people that might suffer from anxiety or have concerns about returning to education.”

The education provider also won the Low Carbon Innovator of the Year Award at the National Construction Apprenticeship Awards and Training Company of the Year 2022 at the National Fenestration Awards.

See the full range of courses and how to apply here.

Visit GC Education & Skills website to kick start your future and achieve your goals with our range of apprenticeships, traineeships, courses, higher education degrees and adult courses.

For more information about the Growth Company, visit

* The Green Skills Academy will initially be hosting learners from across the North, including Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Yorkshire and Humber.

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