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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.

Key Points To An Apprenticeship

  • Apprentices must be over 16 years old
  • Apprentice 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 a minimum of 6 hours a week.
  • Minimum length of an Apprenticeship is between 1 – 4 years. Apprentices should have a contract of employment for the duration of the apprenticeship including End-point assessment.

Are you an employer with an opportunity for an apprentice?

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.

Improves 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.

Apprenticeships are the way to go! We benefit from their young minds, fresh ideas, and new perspectives, and in turn they’re guided by highly skilled engineers with decades of experience and knowledge

Howden Turbo UK

Offering placements is the perfect way to invest in the future generation of early years educators. Not only do these students offer an extra pair of hands, but we can also nurture their skills towards the requirements of future full-time employment opportunities.

Joanne Goldsmith
Nursery Manager of The Children's Garden Nursery

Incredible support from both employers and the College

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