Apprenticeships refer to on-the-job training leading to nationally recognised qualifications, developed by industry. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
By taking on an Apprentice in Manchester, or supporting your existing staff onto an Apprenticeship, you can deliver real returns to your bottom line. This achieved via increased productivity, enhanced competitiveness, and lower overall training & recruitment costs. There are also a number of grants available if your business takes on an apprentice in Manchester, making it even more cost effective.
We can make this an easy process for you. We run a free advisory and recruitment service that will identify your needs. We will source and recruit suitable candidates for you to interview and select. We then find a suitable training provider to conduct the training.
You can employ as many as you need, there is no limit, however, don’t bite off more than you can chew! Apprentices require support and mentoring, so bear that in mind. If you take a group of apprentices we may be able arrange a training provider to run on-site training.
Every apprentice in Manchester, and indeed the whole country, is assigned a mentor from the training provider or College and will periodically hold a formal review with you and provide feedback on their work at college.
We don’t stop once you employ your apprentice, a key benefit of using our services is that we continue to liaise and communicate with yourselves, the college and student, meaning that we keep clear lines of communications open.
If you have any issues at all, do not hesitate to contact us.
The minimum commitment you must make is 30 hours per week and this has to include the required hours for learning and development (typically one day). We can advise you further when you are ready to create the vacancy.
Anyone in England can apply for an apprenticeship if they’re:
The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the apprentice, the qualification being obtained and industry sector. Generally, Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete.
There are 3 levels in England:
Apprenticeships can lead to:
An Apprenticeship includes the following components:
You will be expected to provide a supervisor to support the apprentice, regularly assess and report on their progress, and highlight any issues and actions. You must provide a structured induction within the first week and develop an Individual Learning Plan.
You will need to work with college assessors to ensure the apprentice has all the support they need, this is important as the better the support, the more you will gain from your apprentice.
There is a huge range of apprenticeships in Manchester that are available ranging from accountancy to bricklaying, engineering to hairdressing, business administration to digital marketing..fill out the contact form and tell us what sector you are in, and we can advise further.
From 1st October 2014 Apprentice Minimum wage is £2.73 per hour. This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. Typically 100% of training costs is free for 16-18 year olds and 50% of training costs is free for 19-24 year olds, but in some cases we will be able to negotiate full free training for 19+ depending on the training provider. To check the current apprenticeship minimum wage, CLICK HERE to visit the YouGov website.
96% of apprentice employers report benefits to their business.
72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.
82% of employers that take on apprentices to build their internal skills capacity.
81% of consumers favour companies that employ apprentices.