Hiring the right people is fundamental to business success. As any business manager will tell you, good recruitment is just as important as good strategic planning. But with the soaring cost of recruitment, finding talented people for your business can be a challenge.
Apprenticeships are a fresh and efficient way of finding and harnessing business talent.
Why an apprentice is good for your business?
- Cost effective recruitment of the right staff
- Improved succession planning and future workforce development
- Proven opportunity to tailor staff development to business needs
- Increase organisation’s market position and improve ability to compete
- Improve staff productivity and motivation
- Dedicated account management, to support your staff and apprentice throughout the programme
If you’re eager to develop new skills and put yourself in the forefront of employment, an Apprenticeship is just what you need.
Combining ‘on’ and ‘off’ the job training and development, workshops and on line learning you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification, at level 2 or 3, while you gain important work skills.
An Apprenticeship improves your career prospects, and puts you ahead of the competition to access new jobs and gain promotions.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a set of nationally recognised qualifications you can achieve while you work. An apprenticeship is made up of 3 separate qualifications and is as follows:
- A work based qualification
- Technical Certificate
- Functional skills qualification
- Other qualifications, relevant to the Apprenticeship you’re taking
How are apprenticeships designed?
All apprenticeships are designed in consultation with business experts and approved by the relevant Sector Skills Councils. This ensures that vital industry/ sector skills for the industry are incorporatedinto the training and development of the Apprentice.
What does it involve?
The Apprentice is employed by the employer and has the full responsibilities of any other employed staff member. Generally, the majority of the training is done at work, or on the job. Training can be provided at college sites, on line, or through distance learning. We work with you to meet the needs of your business.
How long does it take?
The length of the Apprenticeship is generally determined by the framework and level of the qualification; it can take between 12m months to 24 months to complete.
What qualifications can you study?
There are a number of frameworks, or subjects you can study within an Apprenticeship. You must be employed in the sector related to your chosen framework of study.
WMC offers the following frameworks:
- Business Administration
- Children’s Care, Learning & Development
- Creative & Digital Media
- Customer Services
- Equine care
- Health And Social Care
- Supporting Teaching and learning in Schools
- Team Leading & Management
How do you achieve an apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you will be employed for the duration of the qualification. The majority of your training will take place at work, or on the job. You may also be expected to attend college, to complete the off the job training components of the qualification.
How much would you get paid?
While there is no set rate of pay for an apprenticeship, you will not earn less than £2.50 per hour. On average, an apprentice can earn up to £170 per week, while they are training.
In addition to getting paid while you learn, you also get the following benefits:
- Paid holidays
- Funded training and development
- Job specific skills development
- Improved career prospects
How do you know if you’re eligible?
To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be:
- 16 – 24 years old
- Not in any type of formal education or government funded training
- Working for at least 16 hours per week or more, within the same sector as the qualification you wish to take
- Have a contract of employment
- Have your employers permission to undertake the apprenticeship
How do you apply?
If you are keen to enrol on to the Apprenticeship programme, of if you would like further information on what we offer, call us on 020 7485 566/ 565 or email us on email@example.com.