What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme combining practical training in a job with study. apprentices gain a nationally recognised qualification in employment.
The apprentice will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Gain job-specific skills
- Earn a wage
- Study towards a related qualification.
What are the benefits of taking on an apprentice?
- Apprenticeship offer a flexible training programme to work from, which can be tailored to your specific business requirements
- Investing in the future of engineering offers a great success story for your business
- Apprentices can bring a new approach and fresh thinking ideas for your business
- Lower your recruitment costs. In the long term, training staff is often more cost-effective than hiring skilled and experienced staff
- Fill the gaps in your workforce. Apprentices can be utilised to fill your existing skills gaps and those which may arise in the future due to retirements or resignations
- Including apprentices as part of your workforce could inspire your existing workers to take a renewed interest in developing their knowledge and competencies
- Benefits to the wider economy. Investing in the training of young people will help to tackle youth unemployment and the skill shortages in the engineering sector
- A successful Apprenticeship scheme could be lead to an enhanced reputation for the business, both within the local community and your industry.
How long does the Apprenticeship take?
There is no set time for completing an Apprenticeship, however they tend to take between 1-4 years to complete. The time it takes to complete the Apprenticeship depends on the level of the Apprenticeship and the apprentices ability.
What is a typical Apprenticeship wage?
Typical apprentice Wage in Engineering ranges from 12,000 – 16,000.
What is the Apprenticeship delivery model?
See our Apprenticeship Framework here
What qualifications will they gain?
An Apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:
- Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Advanced - 3 GCSE’s of C or above in English, Maths and Science
- Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree.
What happens if an apprentice fails to achieve the Apprenticeship?
We will have regular contact with you to discuss the progress of the apprentice and to understand if additional support is needed. We can work together to establish the required training and time extensions to help the apprentice complete their qualification.
What's the first step?
The first step is to speak with us at Developing U. We can answer any further questions you may have regarding Apprenticeships and provide you with all of the information you will need to work with an apprentice. Call us on 0845 226 3454
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