Apprenticeships are designed by groups of employers, so they reflect the knowledge, skills and behaviours an apprentice needs for a specific occupation.
Apprentices can be a new or existing employee and they must:
- be 16 or over
- combine work with study to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job
- carry out 20% ‘off-the-job’ training – your chosen training provider will help you to plan this
Why should I choose absolute works apprenticeship?
- We listen to your needs and develop a bespoke solution for your business and if we cannot offer the apprenticeship that is correct for your business we will signpost you to an appropriate training provider
- We offer flexible but structured training – apprenticeship can commence at any time to suit your needs
- We can handle everything from start to finish and support you through the process
- FREE recruitment service – we can advertise, review applications, interview and shortlist suitable candidates and organise interview with you
- Complete all paperwork and either support you or complete the process on the government website on your behalf for you to authorise
- 100% of apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship with us have passed
- Over 80% of our apprentices achieve distinction
- We have great testimonials from both employers and apprentices Link here to testimonial apprentices
- We have delivered successful apprenticeships to levy and non levy employers throughout the UK
If you want to speak with one of our team to carry out your research into whether an apprenticeship is the right qualification for you then please contact us or telephone 01926 355560 and ask to speak to a member of our apprenticeship team
What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?
Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
- 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
- 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
- 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service
- you can adapt their training according to the needs of your business
- they are motivated to learn new skills
- you can expand and upskill your workforce
You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates, to people who want to further their careers or change career direction completely.
You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.
As an employer, you can get funding from the government to help pay for apprenticeship training. Link Employing an apprentice: Get funding – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Our Apprenticeship programmes
How does Absolute Apprenticeship work?
Throughout the apprenticeship Absolute Works will discuss the intent of the programme, how we will implement this and what impact the apprenticeship has on the apprentice, their employer and the company.
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Exploration and Intent
We offer a free consultation where we explain to employers and apprentices exactly what is involved in the apprenticeship programme and what costs (if any) are involved.
We will cover our commitment, employer and apprentices’ responsibilities and what the apprentice and employer can expect during the length of the apprenticeship. We will cover Information advice and guidance and our policy is available here
Commencing and implementation of the apprenticeship
The apprenticeship commences with an in-depth induction during which we explain step by step how the apprenticeship will progress, introduction to their assessor/s, and a bespoke ‘intent’ and training plan which will be completed in collaboration with the apprentice and employer.
Training and development implementation
Workshops, Elearning, coaching, workbook lead training will commence immediately following induction as per your individualised training plan
Assessor support and impact
Each apprentice will meet regularly with their assessor, in the workplace and or virtually. Progress will be reviewed, targets set, work signed off and a discussion will be held around the impact the training is having on the apprentice and the business. Objectives will be set for the next stage. At the end of each meeting a review document will be completed, and it will record the details of what was agreed by the apprentice and the assessor and employer. Each apprentice will record their progress and achievement via an e-portfolio system. Career progression will also be discussion during these sessions
End point assessment and impact
At the end of the programme an external body will be responsible for End Point Assessment and awarding the apprenticeship. For most apprenticeships this will consist of an online exam, a workplace observation and professional discussion. This part of the programme will require the close involvement of the employer or line manager at what we call a Gateway Meeting.
Celebrate and reflection
This should be the time to celebrate the successful conclusion of all the hard work and effort that has been put in during the apprenticeship and the apprentice has been rewarded with a pass or distinction. We encourage both employers and apprentices to celebrate this achievement and once they have done so to reflect on whether they would like to continue on the apprenticeships journey and reevaluate their career expectations
You don’t need to wait until you are 18 if studying full time at educational establishments is not for you, you can commence an apprenticeship at 16 years of age. Apprenticeships may be best suited to people who prefer a hands-on approach to learning in a working environment.
There are numerous apprenticeships available for people leaving education and for those that have been in employment for either a few or many years you can access the information on apprenticeships here.
We pride ourselves on having the expertise, knowledge and resource to offer the following apprenticeships. As an approved centre for Skills First and Highfields our apprentices are given the option to work towards an additional recognised qualification at the same time as studying towards their apprenticeship,