Hopwood Hall College earns MP’s vote to train his new apprentice

Date published: 16 June 2021

Hopwood Hall College will be providing training for a new apprenticeship that boasts a parliamentary flair. 

The Business Administrator Apprentice role will see the successful candidate working in the office of Heywood and Middleton MP Chris Clarkson. 

Mr Clarkson – who was elected to represent the constituency in 2019 – personally reached out to the college and its Employer Services team to ensure the training took place at Hopwood Hall. 

He cited the college’s reputation for ‘championing the skills agenda’ as the driving force behind his choice. 

The position is now live and applications are welcome from anyone who is ready to gain an ambitious skillset as they work towards a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.  

The role includes duties such as assisting with casework, monitoring media coverage and attending surgeries.  

It will also involve creating content for the MP’s various social media platforms and website. 

Hopwood Hall College has a strong record for increasing people’s career prospects and has trained more than 850 apprentices since 2017/2018. 

This year alone the college has provided expert training for 229 apprenticeships across its campuses in Middleton and Rochdale. 

Julia Heap, Principal and CEO at Hopwood Hall College, said: “We’re very much looking forward to working alongside Chris Clarkson in this partnership of purpose to ensure that his new apprentice receives the highest quality of training. 

“It’s very important to us that we continue to tackle the skills gap head on by working closely with employers to establish what they’re looking for in the workforce of tomorrow. 

“This will guarantee that the apprentice can build a sought-after skillset and is able to enjoy a long and successful career.” 

Chris Clarkson, MP for Heywood and Middleton, said: “Education and training are important to me and I’ve been really impressed by the work of Hopwood Hall College and their determination to champion the skills agenda in our community, ensuring more people can benefit from opportunities locally.  

“When I needed to bring someone into my team it made perfect sense to speak to them about how I go about doing that in a way that will give someone not just an job, but also a qualification that will stand them in good stead for the future.”

The role can be applied for here

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