If you are an employer who hasn’t recruited, employed or trained apprentices before you might be surprised at just how complicated the process can be.
There are more than 500 different types of apprenticeship, a myriad of rules and regulations, and something called ‘funding criteria’. You’ll need ‘fit for purpose’ job descriptions and training plans, and an approved training provider that delivers high quality teaching, learning and assessment.
If you are an employer with an annual salaries bill of £3m or more you’ll pay into the new Apprenticeship Levy. You’ll also want to know how best to recover this. Train your existing staff? Recruit new staff? Or a combination of both?
Our free apprenticeship advisory is designed to help you design and implement a comprehensive apprenticeship plan.
At the heart of your apprenticeship scheme is staff training.
Done well, apprenticeship training increases the skill levels of your staff so that they can do the things you need them to do better. But finding the right training provider and managing them and your apprentice(s) at the same time takes time, effort and expertise.
We’ve managed the training of apprentices, taught and accredited by us, supporting many different types of apprenticeship. If you are employing 5, 10, 20, 40 or even 60 apprentices you’ll probably need more than one training provider to cover all the different qualifications that your apprentices will need. Our apprenticeship training management service will do all of that for you.
Coaching & Support
Your apprentices have a challenging few years ahead of them.
They have to do their job and at the same time complete their training. They’ll need to learn new skills, complete a range of assignments and assessments, sit exams, and if they don’t have at least GCSEs, they’ll have to do English and Maths too. Some of your apprentices might be young people just starting out on their careers. Others may have worked for you for several years and be completing higher level apprenticeships or degree apprenticeships.
We want them to succeed as much as you do. And we know from years of experience (we’ve been doing this since 2004) that they’ll need help and support as they navigate their way through all the things they have to.
Our apprentice coaching team is dedicated to helping them.