How we can help employers
We can support and guide employers on every step of the journey, from an initial discussion about your requirements and vision through to quality assurance and fully managed apprenticeships and short courses.
- Offer a broad portfolio of apprenticeships and workforce training
- Explain apprenticeships in general terms and advise on specific standards
- If appropriate, advise on the development of new apprenticeship standards
- Advise on the apprenticeship levy and/or government funding opportunities (including incentive payments)
- Help devise a tailored programme of study that complements activity in the workplace
- Advertise your vacancies on our website
- Help with recruitment (shortlisting and interviewing including checking eligibility)
- Provide support with contractual aspects including the apprenticeship agreement
- Provide a fully-supported apprenticeship from sign-up to competency monitoring, quarterly workplace visits and enrolment for end-assessment
Degree Apprenticeship Programmes
A degree apprenticeship is a partnership between the College and an employer. Apprentices are employed by the employer, who matches them with experienced staff who will help them to learn relevant skills. Simultaneously, the College’s tailored educational programmes equip apprentices with appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge.
Why Employ an Apprentice?
An apprenticeship is an approach to learning in the workplace. You can ‘take on an apprentice’ as a new hire, but you can also provide apprenticeship training for existing staff.
The apprenticeship programme requires a commitment from both the employer and the employee. The employer will need to support the employee through their training, provide on the job training, coaching and mentoring and will need to allow the employee to use 20% of their working time to learn off the job.
The employee will need to commit to the learning, to use their time off-the-job efficiently and productively to attend learning events, complete assignments and prepare for projects.
This commitment is rewarded with:
- Skilled, knowledgeable staff
- Increased staff retention
- Increased productivity
- Lower training costs
- A talent pipeline
- A more diverse workforce
More information on our short courses will be coming soon.