Apprenticeship Success Videos

national apprenticeship week 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

To Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016, Riverside College released a series of videos containing interviews with high profile employers and their apprentices.

Day 1

We started things off with Getrag Ford Transmissions. Simon Smith, Maintenance Manager, and Alan Seeley, Human Resources Manager, discussed the importance of apprenticeships to the company.

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Day 2

For day 2, we spoke with Jane Birch, Vocational Training & Skills Co-ordinator / NHS Apprenticeship Lead for Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Jane discussed the importance of apprenticeships to the company and the many different roles they offer.

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Day 4

For day four, John Houghton, Apprenticeships & Work Based Learning Manager at Everton Football Club, spoke with Riverside College about ‘Everton in the Community’, the club’s official charity.

We also spoke with two apprentices from Everton FC, Connor Walsh & Karlie Lunt – Everton 4 Employment Apprentice Tutors.

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Day 5

For day 5, we spoke with Richard Munson, Community Director at Widnes Vikings & James Owen, Sports Apprentice. In this video, we heard about James’s role and responsibilities and how apprentices help the company.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2015, Riverside College worked with employers and apprentices to create a series of videos displaying the success of apprentices in the workplace.

The first video of the week not only launches National Apprenticeship Week for Riverside College but also launches four fantastic new apprenticeship vacancies in Mechanical Engineering in this global company, by Human Resources Manager at GETRAG Ford Transmissions, Alan Seeley.

The video shows how current apprentice Bradley Stead was selected by Getrag after gaining high grades in his maths, English and Science GCSE’s and impressing his employer and admissions at the College at his recruitment and assessment day. He is now a valuable member of the mechanical and maintenance team.


This second video of the week features popular Widnes hair salon ‘Sophisticutz’.

Owner Lauren Pierce discusses her journey from an apprentice with Riverside College to owning her own business. We also speak with current apprentice at the salon, Molly Leedam, about her reasons for choosing to do an apprenticeship and the positives of her decision.


The third video of the week features Marketing and Admissions apprentice at Riverside College, Danielle Jones.

Danielle discusses her decision to do an apprenticeship, her daily responsibilities and her future career goals.


In part four of our success story videos, we speak with former Engineering apprentice and current HNC student, David Brick.

David discusses his journey from working as an apprentice to the management role his is currently in at his workplace, Vista Optics Ltd. He also discusses his time at Riverside College and why other people should consider an apprenticeship.


The fifth video of the week features the Widnes branch of Norcott Technologies, who employ 6 apprentices in different departments.

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