Employing an Apprentice
What is an apprenticeship?
Your business is unique, so are apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a unique way to grow your workforce by combining working with practical training. This means that whilst your apprentice is learning new skills and gaining a qualification, you will benefit from them contributing to your productivity. Training 2000’s apprenticeships are flexible and can be moulded to suit your business needs for both now and the future. Apprenticeships are about long term workforce development, to ensure sector specific technical and practical skills remain in the UK. Training 2000 works closely with employers and sector skills councils to develop apprenticeships that meet current and future needs of your industry.
The benefits of employing an apprentice within your business:
- Offering apprenticeships will provide you with a pipeline of fresh recruits, widening your appeal to prospective employees and becoming an employer of choice
- Apprentices will have the right skills and knowledge for the job in your organisation making them an asset to your workforce
- Apprentices are highly motivated, keen to learn and progress within your businesses
- Apprenticeships enable you the employer to introduce new talent to the business; ensuring that skills and experience are passed on through your workforce
- Firms that employ apprentices lower their recruitment costs because training staff is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff
- Training apprentices produces workers with skills that are not available on the external jobs market, allowing businesses to shape their workers into precisely the right people for the job
- Apprenticeships will give you the edge over your competitors
Training 2000 Apprentices help you fill your skills gaps. We develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology, skills and working practices in your sector.
Funding available and employer contributions towards Apprenticeships?
Every Apprenticeship varies, please download our individual factsheets which will explain the costs.
Looking for a new Apprenticeship provider? Contact our Business Development Team
Once you have decided you want to employ an apprentice and have a role in mind, where do you start? Recruiting an apprentice is a stress-free, simple and cost effective way to inject new skills into your business. Contact our specialist Business Development team on 07973 689042 (Lee) or 07920 156533 (Sue) or email [email protected] and one of our Key Account Managers will work with you to develop the right programme for your business. Make an appointment for one of our Business Development Managers to come and have an informal chat about our range of Apprenticeship options.
Can you give a young person some valuable work experience?
- No cost to you, the employer*
- Could last from 4 – 6 weeks / full or part time
- The young person will have a keen interest in your sector / area of work
- They are already on a Training 2000 programme and work ready
- All we need to do is a health & safety check and get a copy of your employer liability insurance
- You’ll be fully supported by a member of staff from Training 2000
*for the work placement. Employer contributions may apply for Apprenticeships
For more information call Edd Belshaw on 07816 298524 or email [email protected]
As a much-loved and trusted brand, Royal Mail wanted to develop and invest in the skills of young people. However, as a national company, finding the correct training partner which would be able to meet the needs and values of a large company whilst delivering a high-quality and bespoke course seemed difficult.
As one of the largest Group Training Associations in the UK, Training 2000 satisfied all requirements. The highest calibre of learners were sourced from across the UK to be included in the Training 2000 engineering apprenticeship, whilst doing practical, on the job training nationally within Mail Centres throughout Royal Mail.
Having so far employed approximately 80 young people, Royal Mail has now been taking on engineering apprentices for more than four years and is committed to the promotion and progression of its apprentices within the company.
“Our apprentices play a vital role within the business” explains Darren Borthwick, National Engineering Apprentice Manager.
“People generally only think of postmen when you say Royal Mail, yet our service relies heavily on automated sorting machinery, maintained by a high skilled team of engineers behind the scenes. The efficient running of operations is essential to our customers and that makes our engineering staff a vital part of the business. I think after the first year the decision to recruit more engineering apprentices was a simple one.”
Royal Mail also praised the services provided by Training 2000 in offering them a customised training solution.
“Running separately to our Engineering Apprenticeships with Training 2000, we invested a lot of time with them to develop a bespoke IOSH Managing Safely programme to be delivered nationally, to all engineers, across our sites. The relationship with Training 2000 is one we hope to develop further in the future”