Apprenticeship Pathway

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain access to a company or a sector that a prospective apprentice may want to work in.

Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which gives learners a chance to work and earn whilst they progress towards achieving a qualification in that vocational area. An apprenticeship will help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen industry. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for learners to progress in their career quickly. They can also begin to earn a good salary much earlier on in their working life.

Apprenticeships offer a varied learning experience, learners on an apprenticeship won’t have to spend all of their time studying; the majority of their time will be ‘on the job’ training whilst working for their chosen company.  There will be an expectation for ‘off the job’ training also and this will be covered in detail with the prospective learner and employer. It is all about learning whilst doing and learning from colleagues within their chosen industry.

 

Recruitment:

Through our partner provider ProStart, we offer a free recruitment service to prospective employers. We will advertise vacancies via social media, The National Apprenticeship service and various other avenues if required including local DWP centres.

We also offer Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) and a pre-screening service which will include an initial interview of all our applicants. During this process all applicants will complete an application pack with our support and provide a copy of their CV, if they do not have one, we can support them to create one.

The Employer:

Prior to recruitment the employer will sign a terms and conditions agreement and either provide a Job Description or complete a vacancy template document supported by a dedicated recruitment advisor. Employers will need to employ an Apprentice for a minimum of 15 months for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The Employer will need to create a Digital Apprenticeship Service account if they do not already have one, advice and guidance will be provided to employers throughout this process. The employer will need to provide apprentices with a full induction and employment contract.

There are apprenticeships in the majority of occupational areas, examples of possible apprenticeship options are:

  • Business Administration

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics

  • Retail, Sales & Events

  • Information Technology

  • Learning & Development Including Mentoring