The strong Government focus on Apprenticeships, coupled with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in May 2017, means that it makes good business and financial sense to consider an Apprenticeship as a way of producing ‘home-grown’ talent. In our recent Ofsted inspection our Apprenticeship provision was rated Outstanding with Ofsted inspectors stating that “Apprentices develop an extensive range of skills and knowledge and many extend and deepen specialist skills beyond the requirements of their qualifications.”
An Apprentice might be a new recruit, but they might equally be an existing member of staff you’d like to upskill or retrain, perhaps to increase productivity, meet legislative requirements or because the focus of the business has changed.
We offer a range of Apprenticeships in all main industry sectors, from Level two through to degree level programmes. We adopt a partnership approach, working with you to find the Apprenticeship programme that best meets your training needs, and we also offer a fully-managed Apprenticeship service to help you maximise Apprenticeship opportunities within your business, whatever its size.
In addition to managing the Apprenticeship programme itself we also offer a free-of-charge recruitment service that covers promotional activity, vacancy management, candidate sifting, initial assessment, interviews and candidate feedback – we tailor our support according to your needs and the time you wish to spend on recruitment.
Call 01278 655111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Alternatively, click here to find out about Degree or Higher Apprenticeships for Employers on the Government website.
Traineeships are free programmes, ideal for people who want to improve their chances of gaining an Apprenticeship or employment, but who need a little extra support for progression.
Traineeships are unpaid and can last from six weeks to a maximum of six months, with the content tailored to meet business organisational needs.
Programmes consist of:
At the end of the programme, an employer will be requested to provide a reference for the trainee, and if appropriate, either a mock interview or an interview for a post within the organisation. We request that all trainees show a clear commitment to the programme and to their work placement employer, and in return we would ask employers to provide opportunities to help support progression and to consider trainees as potential future employees.
Traineeships can start at any time. Applicants must have the following criteria:
For further information on Traineeships, or if you are an employer looking to take part in a Traineeship programme, please contact the Business Development team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01278 655111.