Keep it simple.
Put simply, an apprenticeship is a real job with training and support.
As the employer you must give your apprentices an induction into their role and provide regular and structured on and off-the-job training ensuring they have a rounded and complete work experience.
This applies to new staff who could be entering work for the first time or to existing staff taking the next step in their career.
You have a chance to create your perfect employee and as with anything, you get out what you put in and patience is normally rewarded.
We will work with you to design the right programme for your business through either an apprenticeship framework or one of the new standards.
we will support and guide you by working with you to:
Source and shortlist apprenticeship candidates for interview.
Support your qualifying existing staff into Apprenticeships.
Help you navigate the Apprenticeship Levy and other funding reforms.
Mitigate your levy or co-investment expenditure through incentives.
Agree a training plan with your apprentice and line management
Manage the training and evaluation; review this with you.
Ensure that national quality standards are met and deliver integrated, coherent training.
What You Need To Know
You are responsible for paying your apprentices’ wages. The apprenticeship minimum wage is currently £3.50 per hour.
Employment is expected to be for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Your apprentice has the same rights as any member of staff, barring a couple of exceptions, such as maternity rights which do not apply.
The job must contain enough elements to make an apprenticeship meaningful and the accompanying qualification achieveable.
20% of an apprentice's must be spent off-the-job training - we can offer guidance as to how this can be accomplished.
An apprenticeship must last for at least 12 months. There must be a contract of employment for the duration of the apprenticeship after which point your apprentice can apply for a permanent post or be given assistance to find employment elsewhere.
You can offer a permanent position and pay your apprentice higher than minimum apprenticeship wage at any time. Once the apprenticeship has been completed, you must increase the wage to at least the national minimum wage if you wish to offer a permanent post.
An Apprenticeship Agreement and Commitment Statement is a condition for completion of an Apprenticeship. Without it an Apprenticeship certificate cannot be issued. We will take you through this to ensure clarity around your responsibilities and commitments, those of the apprentice and Learning Innovations.
Our Recruitment Process
Our recruitment service brings together employers and young, bright and willing apprentices looking to work in an organisation just like yours.
Mostly aged 16-23 and full of fresh ideas, our apprentice candidates are eager to take their first steps onto the career ladder.
The basic process is as follows:
You complete a template covering your firm, the job description and the remuneration and benefits. We will discuss this with you to help build a full picture of your requirements.
We advertise your vacancy, filter the CVs and conduct preliminary interviews.
We then send you the CVs of the candidates that are matched to your job specification.
You select the candidates you would like to interview, give us the dates and times and we will arrange the interviews.
Hopefully, you select the successful candidate!