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What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme designed by employers for employers. Apprenticeships represent a cost effective innovative way to progress your existing staff’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or bring in new enthusiastic staff to meet the demands of your business.

The government say 96% of employers who took on an Apprentice reported benefits to their organisation, and estimates each Apprentice increases their businesses productivity by £214 per week.

Key points to an Apprenticeship:

  • Apprentices must be over 16 years old
  • Apprentices must be employed in a genuine job for 30+ hours per week (this can include their day at college). They CANNOT be self – employed or a volunteer
  • Apprentices must complete 20% off the job training
  • Minimum length of an Apprenticeship is 12 months and 1 week. Apprentices should have a contract of employment for the duration of the Apprenticeship including End-point assessment.

We offer a variety of Apprenticeship in industries including Hairdressing, Engineering, Childcare, Construction, Business support plus many more. To find a course that will suit your business download our course leaflets.

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Employer funding

Funding options - under £3 million annual wage bill
Funding options - over £3 million annual wage bill

 

 



What are the benefits to my business?
Improved staff morale
92%
of businesses employing Apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce.  
Improved profits
81%
of businesses employing Apprentices report improved profits.
Skills for the future and staff retention
80%
of employers report Apprenticeship training has increased staff retention.
Increased productivity
£214 a week
Businesses using Apprenticeships have increased productivity.

 

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