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Apprenticeships Employer Information

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College offer a comprehensive Apprenticeship portfolio to a range of industries and businesses throughout the area.

An apprenticeship is a full-time job which has professional training inbuilt. Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers, people can start an apprenticeship at any point in life and retrain or upskill. It can be a cost-effective way to ensure succession planning and business growth in your company.

We work with you and the apprentice to ensure that your team is fully trained to help you improve productivity and teamwork.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an ideal training option for current staff members and new recruits.

As part of their programme, an Apprentice must:

  • Work with experienced staff
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Be paid at least the national minimum wage for Apprentices: £4.30 per hour (April 2021)

Apprentices must also complete 20% off-the-job training. This can include:

  • Theory – such as lectures, role-playing, online learning, simulation exercises or manufacturer training
  • Practical training apprentices wouldn’t usually do during the week – such as shadowing, mentoring, industry visits or competitions
  • Support/time writing assignments

Why an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way to ensure succession planning and business growth in your company.

Apprentices are assets to a company as well as them receiving training from your team they can bring valuable new skills into your business, and can help deliver real benefit to the bottom line.

What do we offer?

As part of our service we offer:

  • An organisational training analysis
  • A free recruitment service to support you with the process, ensuring only the best candidates are selected for interview
  • We are rated Good by Ofsted – giving you access to high quality training and ongoing support

What levels are available?

There are three levels of apprenticeships on offer at the college:

  • Intermediate Level 2 – the same as 5 GCSE’s
  • Advanced Level 3 – the same as 3 A Level’s
  • Higher Level 4-6 – the same as a degree level

Apprenticeships subject areas available