What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme combining real work with learning and training, both on and off the job.
Apprentices are open to everyone aged 16 and above. Whether you are a school leaver, have been in or are already in employment and/or are seeking to start a new career.
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills.
Levels of Apprenticeships:
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
This is where apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Advanced Level Apprenticeships
This is where apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based qualification.
Benefits of employing an Apprentice
Help fill your skills gaps. Apprentices will deliver skills that are designed for your business. Their apprenticeship is moulded to your business and what you want to gain from the programme.
Improve your essential points. To put it simply, an apprenticeship delivers real results and is fantastic value for your business by improving productivity and helping you get a step ahead of your competitors.
Motivate your workforce. Apprentices tend to be eager, flexible, and loyal to your company. Their motivation can be a huge asset, at the end of the day they are completing an apprenticeship because they know it’s the right fit for them – they earn, they learn and they develop skills in an industry they have committed to.