New Apprentice starts at Mercia

Alan Crabbe

Alan Crabbe


New Apprentice, Alan Crabbe started with us on Monday. He is currently completing the Business and Administration Framework whilst working as a Administrative Assistant. “I am looking forward to completing my apprenticeship with Mercia. I enjoy working, earning and learning at the same time. Each day at work is different and hands on, I enjoy learning by performing the job rather than just watching. Everyone has been friendly and helpful for which I am thankful for”.

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Mercia Apprenticeship Vacancy

We currently have a Business & Administration Apprenticeship Vacancy with ourselves. Please apply through the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Service. Guidelines below.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

To find a complete list of current Apprenticeship vacancies available with Mercia Partnership, please visit the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website. Click here to view the guide on applying for vacancies through the NAS website.

Step 1: Visit in your web browser

Step 2: Click the ‘Search for Vacancies‘ button on the home page. You will need to register in order to search and apply for an Apprenticeship. Under where it says ‘New User’ Click the highlighted ‘Register Now‘ link.

Step 3: Once registered and logged in, re-visit the ‘Search for Vacancies‘ page.

Step 4: Where you see ‘Occupation Type/Job Role or by Learning Provider‘ select Learning Provider

Step 5: Enter Mercia Partnership into the Learning Provider field and click search.

To contact Mercia regarding Apprenticeship vacancies, please call 0151 289 0918 or email

Mercia are looking for people who are motivated, punctual, well-presented and organised. You do not need previous experience to be an apprentice, just be committed to the role and show a willingness to learn.



NAW 2013 Case Study – DBH Corn Exchange

Mercia Partnership are delighted that DBH Serviced Business Centres, having had their first experience of the Apprenticeship programme, offer their support for Apprenticeships.

Nicola McQuaid, Associate Director, DBH Serviced Business Centres

Nicola McQuaid, Associate Director, DBH Serviced Business Centres

Nicola McQuaid, Associate Director, believes they provide the capacity for expansion with the added benefit of an Apprentice who is working, learning and gaining a qualification at the same time. “The reward of watching an apprentice grow from the first day to becoming a valued member of the team is amazing. We chose Apprenticeships as we were looking to give someone the opportunity to progress into the role, learn all aspects of the role with us, and bring fresh ideas and a young mind.”

Nicola reinforced the four main aspects that Apprenticeships offer for employers – quality, growth, pride and value. “I’ve recommended Apprenticeships to our other sites and tenants looking to grow in these uncertain economic times. Not only do they offer good careers that give people confidence, support and encouragement, but employers get real value.” DBH were also in attendance with Mercia as Adam Hill won at the National Apprenticeship Awards. “The National Apprenticeship awards filled us with real pride and was an eye-opening event as to the beneifts Apprentices give you.”

We would like to put on record our gratitude to DBH for their continued support of Apprenticeships. Watch this space for more case studies, interviews and news from Mercia’s Apprentices.

Mercia Apprentice wins at LCR Apprenticeship Awards



We’d like to offer our congratulations to Adam Hill, a Mercia Apprentice at Proper Geeks, who has won an award at the prestigious Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards last night.

The awards celebrate the region’s best and brightest young apprentices as well as the employers who support their training and career development.

Click to find out more about becoming an Apprentice or about hiring an Apprentice for your company.


Adam Hill being presented his award.

Adam Hill being presented his award.

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Mercia Apprentice Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Photo courtesy of Wirral Globe

Photo courtesy of Wirral Globe

Three Wirral apprentices have been shortlisted for the prestigious Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Awards, with one being trained by Mercia Partnership.

Adam Hill, 20 and from Seacombe, was trained by Mercia Partnership and works for ProperGeeks, a computer repair company, in a customer service and repairs role.

We’d like to extend Adam our congratulations and best of luck for the Awards, with the winner announced at the gala award ceremony at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on March 12.

To find out more, please read the article from the Wirral Globe, the GMLPF or the LCR Skills for Growth website.