The Support
We Provide

The Support
We Provide

The Support
We Provide

The Support
We Provide

Our team…..

The Apprenticeship Hub, through the ESF funded Employees Support in Skills project, provides impartial information advice and guidance to all residents, employers, schools and apprenticeship providers about apprenticeships and traineeships.

Mel Dodd, Skills Strategy Manager.
Provides leadership to the Apprenticeship Hub team and supports key partners to achieve the Liverpool City Region Strategy and Strategic Action Plan 2015-2020 and the Apprenticeship Growth Plan. Directs the strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the ‘Employees Support in Skills’ ESF funded project, in line with national and local governance arrangements. 

Sam Metcalfe, Sue Ennis & Chris Eriksen Apprenticeship Hub Skills Brokers.
Support and guide employers, schools, colleges, residents and other stakeholders by offering independent and impartial brokerage to recruit and grow the number, types and levels of apprentices within Liverpool City Region.

Debi Shackley, Funding Development Officer
Supports the delivery of the ESF funded project by monitoring and evaluating the expenditure and ensuring compliance with contract requirements.  

Siobhan Saunders, Chair of the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub.

Information coming soon

How can we support?

Provide one to one support giving employers free and impartial information, advice and guidance about apprenticeships and traineeships and signposting to a range of supporting organisations to help them grow their business.


The Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub is available to provide impartial advice and guidance around apprenticeships and traineeships to all residents within the Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral area. We do this through providing them with the following information;

  • where to find local apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies,
  • send through support documents for apprenticeship application forms,
  • send through all Apprenticeship vacancies within a 10 mile radius of the individuals

If you would like to make an enquiry to discuss how we can support you further:


What teachers said...

“For some pupils, it’s the first info they’ve had on Apprenticeships”

“Students have been given lots of information about the opportunities Apprenticeships give young people. Excellent delivery and an outstanding idea to deliver the Apprenticeship message”

“I think some pupils have had their eyes opened to opportunities that are available, and emphasised the need to choose the path that is right for them”

“The cutting of Apprenticeships in this country lost a generation. I am pleased they are now coming back and are fit for purpose for the modern world. Explaining the possibilities and range is massively important so I think it had a very good impact – well done!”

“Very good explanation of Apprenticeships & financial implications of going to university”

What pupils said...

“Apprenticeships are a lot better than I thought they were.”

“After watching this presentation I now want an apprenticeship. I can only hope they are offered in my chosen subject.”

“I am glad to hear of the number of jobs you can apply for after completing an apprenticeship.”

“After watching the performance I now feel that an apprenticeship will give me a better start in life.”

“I have already completed a lot of my own research into this subject. The performance has been very informational.”

We offer a portfolio of free support to schools including;

  • Apprenticeship presentations to large or small cohorts of students
  • Careers Fairs
  • Support with mock interviews

 If you would like to make an enquiry to discuss how we can support your further:


What is a Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub Ambassador?

An Ambassador is someone who inspires others to want to be an apprentice or to recruit apprentices as part of their workforce. They are passionate about their experiences as an apprentice or working with apprentices and are keen to promote the apprenticeship route and benefits to other potential apprentices and employers.

They undertake their Ambassador role (on a voluntary basis) by supporting and influencing their supply chains, other employers, schools, colleges/training providers and residents within the Liverpool City Region to create and apply for apprenticeships.

They champion and support marketing, publicity and events to raise awareness of apprenticeships and also mentor other employers and apprentices with the support of the LCR Apprenticeship Hub.

Ambassadors must be passionate about promoting Apprenticeships to others and be able to commit to supporting a minimum of 3 activities per year.

What does an Ambassador do?

Typically an Employer Ambassador will currently employ apprentices within their workforce. An Apprentice Ambassador will be someone who is currently an apprentice, about to complete their Apprenticeship or has recently finished.

  • Proactively promote Apprenticeships to employers to highlight the numerous benefits of recruiting apprentices.
  • Act as a role model to promote and encourage diversity within apprenticeships
  • Share experience, knowledge and skills and talk positively and honestly about the impact an apprentice has made within their organisation and about their apprenticeship journey to inspire others
  • Promote the benefits and opportunities for progression to Advanced and Higher Level Apprenticeships
  • Promote and support the work of the Apprenticeship Hub at job fairs, skills shows and events and speak about their experience as an apprentice and an advocate of apprenticeships.

What support will an Ambassador receive?

  • Be part of a network of Employer & Apprentice Ambassadors across Liverpool City Region
  • The Apprenticeship Hub will provide a short induction into the Apprenticeship Ambassador programme
  • You will be able to share your experiences at Bi-annual Ambassador Network meetings and gain updates on Apprenticeships.
  • Provided with a resource pack to support you in presenting information and given a full briefing for each event you offer to support
  • Industry knowledge exchange days;
  • Employers encouraged to-open up their business to other Ambassadors to exchange good practice and facilitate local knowledge and insight, here both ambassadors will be enriched with knowledge about other companies within the Liverpool City Region and given a wider view point of the skills and employment opportunities of the future.
  • Apprentice and Employer development training.
  • Direct links from the LCR Apprenticeship Hub’s website to your website, so anyone interested in your company can immediately click through to your site, to find out more about the company.
  • Post on our social media showcasing your role as an Ambassador, and your organisation.
  • You will be given ongoing support by the LCR Apprenticeship Hub, your existing employer and Apprenticeship provider.
  • You will be able to reclaim travel and subsistence expenses to support events. 

If you would like to get involved please contact us:



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub is changing!

Following a recent successful funding application, the Combined Authority is bringing together the expertise of the existing Apprenticeship Hub...



Monday, October 7, 2019

Apprenticeships For Liverpool Open Day

An event, run by Merseyside Youth Association, is being held for individuals aged 16 – 24...


Industry News

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Industry News: Transferring Apprenticeship Funds

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Download our useful information


Combined A to Z and Guides Booklet 2019


101 Amazing Apprenticeship Activities For Schools


Parent’s Guide to apprenticeships


Traineeships Factsheet


Employer guide to Traineeships


Growth Plan 2018 - 2020



Apprenticeships for the School Workforce


How To Write A Winning Application


Higher Degree Apprenticeships


Parents' Pack
Edition 3
Dec 18


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