Employer

Benefit for Employing an Apprentice

We provide free support in helping your business with recruitment, interviewing and selection of your apprentices, induction, applying for funding, paperwork and administration. The popular £1500 grant for employers taking a new 16-24 year old apprentice is extended into 2014.

There are many benefits to employing an apprentice

  • Free on-line recruitment to a wider audience
  • Introduce new skills and cross train existing staff
  • Become more competitive by addressing skills gaps
  • Increase the productivity of your workplace
  • Build on the reputation of your business
  • Motivate your staff
  • Respond to a new generation of customers
  • Develop your new apprentice your way, without pre-learned habits
  • Recruit new staff at a lower starting wage
  • 100% of training costs is free for 16-18 years olds
  • 50% of training costs is for 19-24 years of age
  • A good return on your investment!


Benefit to existing staff

Apprenticeships are for all age groups and are available for new staff as well as existing employees, offering training and development opportunities to existing staff can significantly boost morale and make them feel more valued. The College has many different frameworks available.

There are three levels of Apprenticeship to reflect the needs of today's business.

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship at Level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSE's at A-C
  • Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 – equivalent to 2 A levels
  • Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 – equivalent to a Foundation Degree

How an Apprenticeship works?

Apprentices generally do most of their learning on the job, with some off the job training at the College. They will work for you a minimum of 30 hours a week with some days release at College. The new apprentice is your employee and therefore comes under your HR policies and procedures. The apprenticeship is made up of an NVQ, Technical Certificate, functional skills and vocational training. You choose the pathway that suits your business needs, with support from the College.

 
 
 
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