Who can be an apprentice?


Apprenticeship perceptions have changed, for both the learner and the employer, their scope has widened, and they are now accessible to a wider range of ages and industries than ever before. They provide a practical training delivery method and can be applied to both new starters and existing employees.


BRINGING IN NEW TALENT VIA APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships ensure that not only do you have someone who is technically capable but you also have an employee with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the job role. Essentially, apprenticeships allow you to recruit a tailor-made employee. As a solution for fulfilling the business skills gap, apprenticeships are challenging more traditional recruitment methods and quickly becoming an essential part of modern recruitment practices.

Your apprentice should:

• Be 18+ years old to join a standard delivered through the College. It is best to discuss the details of the standard with our Business Engagement team before embarking on any recruitment or assessment activities.
• Commit to the duration of the apprenticeship, this will be specific to the apprenticeship standard undertaken • Commit to 20% off the job training in the college environment learning the skills and competencies required to do the job
• Commit time to learning support, assignments and portfolio development

UPSKILLING YOUR WORKFORCE WITH APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships can be offered to existing team members who need their skills elevated or broadened. Alternatively, they allow businesses to recruit individuals from complementary sectors, who are technically capable but need to develop new skills specific to rail.

Your Apprentice should:

• Be a current employee requiring new, higher or more up to date skills to meet the demands of their role, a promotion or other opportunity
• Be 18+ years old to join a standard delivered through the College. It is best to discuss the details of the standard with our Business Engagement team before embarking on any recruitment or assessment activities • Commit to the duration of the apprenticeship, this will be specific to the apprenticeship standard undertaken
• Commit to 20% off the job training in the College environment, learning the skills and competencies required to do the job role
• Commit time to learning support, assignments and portfolio development


Who can be an apprentice?