Apprenticeships are a great way for your business to develop employees with the skills and experience you need.
They are work-based learning training programmes, which usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. Anyone over 16 can apply.
There are three levels:
- Foundation Apprenticeships (equivalent to five GCSEs, grade A-C)
- Apprenticeship (equivalent to two A Level passes)
- Higher Apprenticeships
What are the costs?
As the employer, you decide what to pay your apprentice; there is a National Minimum Wage for apprentices.
Most of the training is ‘on the job’ at your business, but you will be working with an approved training provider, such as a local college. They are funded to manage the apprentice’s training and assessment programme, which usually involves day-release.
Apprenticeship Matching Service
You can recruit your apprentice through the Apprenticeship Matching Service.
This online service allows you to:
- View all your applicants
- Carry out shortlisting and organise pre-interview tests/checks
- Send invitations for interview
- Accept and reject applicants; all online
How do I advertise a vacancy?
If you have a vacancy you would like to advertise with us please contact our vacancy team who can help you through the process.
Or, your learning provider may be able to manage this on your behalf, ask them.
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