What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around the needs of employers, which leads to nationally recognised qualifications for the apprentice.

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This training is flexible and is predominantly ‘on-the-job’ so it takes place on your premises. Learning providers (such as an FE College or a training provider) can help, or you can deliver everything yourself.

An apprenticeship will ensure that your apprentice is properly trained to perform the job you need them to do and you can potentially receive government funding.

Are there different levels of apprenticeship?

There are three levels of apprenticeships available: Intermediate (entry level), Advanced (supervisor level) and Higher (manager level). Intermediate level apprenticeships tend to be completed in under a year, but the time it takes will depend on the prior learning of the apprentice and the type of apprenticeship they are doing. We can work with you to identify which level best suits your employees.

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Who can be an apprentice?

Anyone, from a school-leaver looking to enter the workplace to an existing employee who wants to progress in their chosen career. An apprenticeship is a great way to motivate your staff and enable them to take on more tasks and responsibilities.

"One in five employers is hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate." National Apprenticeship Service website