Creating an Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are a well-recognised way for employers to both recruit and train new staff – bringing in and developing new ‘home grown’ talent to a business – or up-skilling existing staff. But the term ‘apprenticeship’ means many things to many people and our job is to make sure that the apprenticeships that you create in your organisation meet your needs whilst remaining fully compliant with all the rules and regulations – the red tape.
It’s far from simple because your apprentices have to be following formally-recognised qualifications (apprenticeship ‘standards’ or ‘frameworks’) to be eligible in funding terms. You’ll want them to be eligible so that you can either recover your apprenticeship levy or benefit from generous Government funding.
To get the best result – the most impact for your spend on apprenticeships – you have to know how to get the skills training you want within the context of the rules and regulation. Our advisory service does just that – we work out how you can embed valuable apprenticeship training whilst maximising financial support and/or apprenticeship levy recovery.
Key early advice
- Assess your immediate and longer-term recruitment needs
- Look at your existing internal staff training programmes
- Think about new skills for your ‘old’ staff
- Compare your ‘wish list’ with available apprenticeships
- Work out what it all costs
- Profile your apprenticeship levy
- Figure out how many apprentices you need
- Procure service and training providers
- We can do all of this and create a unique, company-specific Apprenticeship Blueprint just for you.
We flatten your learning curve
We can shortcut all the research, background reading, spend profiling and forward planning you need to do – so that you get your apprenticeship(s) up and running quickly and efficiently.
Get in touch with us to book an initial meeting, download our free resources, or read more details on the following pages.
“From the moment LAC sourced and tailored the apprentice to suit the needs of our business through to the ultimate graduation and full time hiring of them, LAC have supported each part of the program at all key stages of their development. The mix of a broad yet detailed academic approach they take coupled with the learning in the real business environment is one of the most effective ways to grow young people within any industry.”
“We had a very positive experience working with The London Apprenticeship Company. From the outset we were provided with clear information and the support we received from the team was excellent. We found they had a wide range of well prepared and eager candidates and ultimately we found an apprentice who suited our needs very well. We are happy to report our apprentice has grown to be an integral part of business.”
“Our experience of LAC has been that they are professional, helpful and under-standing. We had never taken on an Apprentice before, Leo was our first, we needed extra staff and an Apprentice was a logical choice. We are delighted with our Apprentice and how things have turned out and taking on an apprentice again is something we will endeavour to do in the future”
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“Jade is great. She is an asset to the team. I’m glad we have her until she goes onto university and we wish her every success with her studies next year and her future career. I wish she wanted to pursue a career in Finance as she has just been brilliant, but I am sure the skills she has gained here will transfer over to any career she chooses... that’s the great thing about an apprenticeship. Ultimately, employers like experience, the apprenticeship gives young people a real opportunity to compete with more mature and experienced candidates because it gives them transferable skills....I think what also makes it work for the employer is LAC’s Apprentice Coordinators. Vanessa, Jade’s Apprentice Coordinator has been really helpful and has always been on hand whenever Jade needed advice, lessening any perceived “burden” on the employer.”
“Toby has made exceptional progress here at Printing.com Winchester and has definitely grown in confidence. Toby is always looking to learn new things. He has certainly fit into the company well, and I believe he has an exciting future ahead of him. I am happy that we have been able to help him on his way by taking him on as our apprentice.”