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In theory at any time, however the externally delivered element of the training typically follows the academic year.
Apprentices have to be paid a minimum hourly rate which is set by the Government. However engineering apprentices are typically paid more and start on: circa £9k for level 2 Intermediate Apprentice and circa £12k for level 3 Advanced Apprentice.
Yes, an apprentice should be treated like any other employee.
You, initially to meet the colleges PPE requirements thereafter to meet any identified in your own risk assessments.
Yes, If your apprentice is under 18 years of age. We can help with this.
Yes, we actively encourage and support employers to visit their apprentices at college.
As a government funded provider we have to ensure that the apprentice is employed and working in a safe and secure environment.
We can do this for you by advertising on our own website and on the national “Find an Apprenticeship Site”. Your vacancy would also be circulated to local school careers teams.
An apprenticeship combines both practical and academic training delivered both internally and externally. Whilst in company Apprentices follow a company training plan which is where they gain skills and experience working alongside your experienced staff.
The external element is usually delivered by a local college or provider and can cover both basic practical skills training and a technical certificate. Delivery and timescale is dependent on your business needs, the type of apprenticeship and the course(s) being completed.