Apprenticeships at WCHG

Apprenticeships at WCHG

2024 apprenticeships vacancies are now OPEN. This year opportunities include: 2 x Plumbers, 2 x Plasterers, 2 x Business Administration (Works Planners). Please click here to visit our apprenticeships recruitment portal.

Our programme of trade apprenticeships at WCHG has been designed to create a work-based learning model. It allows you to train on the job under supervision whilst attending college one day a week to gain a trade qualification. We offer an apprenticeship that not only provides a trade qualification but provides work experience in a real environment, learning vital skills for a successful career.

Over the last 12 months we have recruited six apprentice’s across various trades including electrical, plastering and joinery. Last year our aim was to encourage more applications from women, who are traditionally underrepresented in these areas.

Our aim is to upskill the residents of M22 and M23 and our apprenticeships are open to everyone over 16 years old and who lives in these postal areas. There is no upper age limit and we encourage applications from all genders and backgrounds to represent the wider community.

What makes us different?

We pay the Real Living Wage to all our employees and that includes our apprentices.

Recruitment usually takes place during the summer months but keep your eyes on our website from spring when we start to promote recruitment. We advertise through social media, local schools and our website.

To register your interest and get an email alert once the vacancies go live, please complete our Apprenticeship Interest Registration Form. You can also check our Job Opportunities page.

For more information please email


Commonly asked questions.

Q. I live outside the Wythenshawe area can I apply for an apprenticeship ?

A. As a not for profit landlord we are dedicated to reinvesting in the local area and community, we do this by ring fencing apprenticeship opportunities to those in the local area. The National Apprenticeship Service lists thousands of apprenticeship opportunities both locally and nationally. Wythenshawe Community Housing Group are just one social landlord operation in Manchester, you could look at other housing organisations and local authorities for apprenticeship opportunities.

Q. How long is an apprenticeship for ?

A. The length of an apprenticeship is very much dependent on the trade you doing, for an example an electrical apprentice would complete his qualification and work experience over a 4 year contract with WCHG however a Grounds Maintenance apprentice would complete their apprenticeship over a 2 year contract. The majority of other trades are completed across 3 years such as joinery, plastering, roofing and plumbing.

Q. Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the apprenticeship ?

A. There are no guarantees at the end of the apprenticeship of full time work however any suitable positions at the time will be made available to apprentices. All apprentices will be given help and support during and after their apprenticeship to ensure they are in the best position to secure employment be that with the group or outside.