College’s manifesto success

Macclesfield College has surpassed its ‘Macclesfield Manifesto’ target and created 100 new apprenticeships in and around Macclesfield within the first 100 days of 2019.

In total, 104 placements were reached since 1st January. 

The new apprenticeships created cover a wide variety of sectors and skills, from construction and engineering, to Management, and Information & Communications Technologies, demonstrating the many opportunities available to local young people. The Manifesto was aimed at local employers recruiting apprentices from all socio-economic backgrounds, to help ensure they gain invaluable, paid work experience while they learn, building vital skills and confidence at the same time. The programme has been delivered by the College’s employer-responsive arm, Maxim Business Training, which has provided continuous and proactive support for employers and candidates alike, helping to ensure that both get the most out of this initiative.

There was more positive news recently for Macclesfield College, as it was announced that it has been rated as the overall best performing Further Education institution within Cheshire and Warrington, according to the latest statistics published in the National Achievement Rate Tables. This is a further boost to the College and its hardworking staff and students.

Speaking after the event, local MP David Rutley said, “Students and staff at Macclesfield College should be rightly proud of this huge achievement in reaching the Macclesfield Manifesto target, which has helped the College to meet its continued aspirations to create high-quality apprenticeship placements locally and address skills shortages. Building on its positive Ofsted rating last year, this remains an exciting time for the College, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with its senior leadership team, to help take forward its important work in and around local communities.”

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