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Whether you are an individual looking for a job that enables you to carry on learning or already in employment and want to gain further qualifications; or an organisation that needs be more effective, productive and competitive for no or very little cost then an Apprenticeship could be the option for you.

As employees, apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off-the-job, usually on a day release basis, apprentices receive training with a local training provider like ourselves.

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive by addressing your skills gap directly.

They are designed to help your employees reach a high level of competency and performance.

Most employers will choose to work with a college or training provider like ourselves who are funded by the SFA to deliver Apprenticeship opportunities. If the apprentice is aged between 16 and 18 the Government fully funds the training costs of an Apprenticeship programme.

Where the apprentice is 19 or over, employers are expected to make a contribution towards the cost of training. The contribution does not necessarily have to be a cash payment to the provider but can be other contributions that reduce the cost of delivery.

Information for Individuals

As employees, apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off-the-job, usually on a day release basis, apprentices receive training with a local training provider like ourselves.

​Apprenticeships generally fall into one of two categories:-

Apprenticeships, equivalent to GCSE level or Advanced Apprenticeships, equivalent to A-levels.

There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship as they vary widely in content so the length of time taken will depend on the ability of the apprentice and the employer's requirements. An Apprenticeship will usually take anything from 12 to 36 months, some might take less.

Whilst you are on an Apprenticeship, your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training, most of which is in the work place but some of this may take place with a training provider. Apprentices will earn while they learn and will gain practical and transferable skills whilst keeping their options open. Career progression for apprentices is excellent and over the course of their career they can earn on average £100,000* more than those who don’t do an Apprenticeship.

*The figure is from a report published by the University of Sheffield 2007 “A cost-benefit analysis of Apprenticeships and other vocational qualifications”

The SFA will pay the full cost of your training if you are aged 16 - 18. Your employer may be expected to contribute to your training cost if you are older.

The government is reaching out to businesses to encourage them to take on apprentices, by speaking to the media and key stakeholders. The Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network (AAN) promotes the programme to other businesses.

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