Finding your apprentice
Over 500 businesses have asked the London Apprenticeship Company to recruit, train, coach or employ apprentices on their behalf.
The whole process starts by us making sure that we understand your business organisation and what you want your apprenticeship scheme to achieve. Our advisory service is the place to begin.
Once we’ve understood what you are looking for we start to piece together a recruitment plan. We’ll look at all the key things you need think about – we’ll think about them for you instead.
- The relationship between the apprenticeship job vacancy and the availability of apprenticeship training that correlates to it
- The apprenticeship job description and making sure it complies with the myriad of rules governing apprenticeships
- The person specification, attributes and the longer term career aspirations of your ideal candidate.
What we do
- Create the specialist apprenticeship job descriptions
- Market your apprenticeship to attract new candidates
- Meet and screen candidate apprentices
- Prepare a shortlist of applicants for you to interview
- Plan and participate in Apprenticeship interviews with you
- Check references and DBS records
- Make job offers
- Arrange training for your apprentice(s)
In many cases we can start straight away because we maintain a pool of good to go, ready to employ candidate apprentices at all times.
“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”
Look Ahead Housing and Care
“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.”