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FAQs

Questions? Take a look below!

Below you can see our most frequent asked questions around the services we offer and the process of hiring on apprentice/trainee.

If your question isn't answered below, feel free to head to our 'contact us' page and a member of our team will be more than happy to help!

FAQs

Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both the employer and the apprentice themselves.

They are a productive an effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce by supporting employees to learn whilst working.

Not only is this an option for new employees, you can also put an existing employee on an apprenticeship.

Our employers say that apprenticeships helped them to:

  • Develop skills that are relevant to their organisation
  • Improve productivity
  • Improve the quality of their service or product
  • Motivated their staff to learn new skill

Not only can the training be adapted according to the needs of your business, you may be entitled to funding from the government to help pay for apprenticeship training.

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement which can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year (although it's usually for less than 6 months).

Traineeships are available for 16 to 24 year olds (or 25 year olds with an EHC plan) to get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don't have the necessary skills or experience.

Traineeships:

  • Are flexible, can be sector focused and are funded by the government
  • Gives your current employees experience in training and mentoring
  • Allows you to design a programme that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of your staff
  • Can help you increase capacity and productivity, whilst developing a loyal, talented workforce
  • Allow you to help tackle youth unemployment, by giving staff skills and the route to an apprenticeship
  • Allow you to get to know and work with you people prior to recruiting apprentices.

Recruiting an Apprentice is easy with the support of our dedicated team of experts on hand to assist you with both sourcing the right learner for your vacancy and with all aspects of the funding and enrolment process as an Employer.

We will advertise your vacancy free of charge and ensure only the highest quality applicants are directed to you for interviews held at your convenience.

If you are currently looking to recruit an apprentice within your business please complete the contact us form below and a member of our dedicated team will call you to discuss this further.

Incentives can vary depending on the age of the apprentice/trainee that you're wanting to hire. Get in touch with us to find out more!

Apprenticeships are not only applicable to those aged 16-18 and looking for their first step onto the career ladder, they can also be utilized to support existing staff to improve their knowledge and skills in all of our sector areas.

Ongoing professional development is a high priority for so many businesses and career progression is important to those staff looking to climb the ladder within your business, we can support you to embrace this for your staff and we are able to offer you a clear progression route for your staff from entry level right through to management opportunities.

If you would like to discuss your ongoing business plans and how we can support you to achieve these goals or if you have a member of staff who is currently looking to upskill in their role the please do not hesitate to contact us via the form below for further information or to refer them to us for enrolment.

In order to receive your incentive and to reserve funding for your Apprentice it is mandatory that employers of all sizes are registered for an apprenticeship digital account.

You will be required to complete the following steps before the apprentice can start the apprenticeship with your business and guides are available within each step to support you in this process.

  1. Register for an account
  2. Accept the Employer agreement
  3. Reserve your funding
  4. Applying for your recruit an Apprentice incentive payments

You can find more information here