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1 Apprenticeships and Traineeships 28/04/2014

2 2 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 National Apprenticeship Service What we do National Apprenticeship Service Responsible for Apprenticeships in England Provides a dedicated service to employers offering free, impartial advice and support Responsive and customer focussed web and telephone service for small and medium sized employers (under 250 employees) For larger employers (250+ employees), our Employer Account Managers offer a dedicated, personalised support responding to meet employers needs

3 3 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Apprenticeships – The facts National Apprenticeship Service Open to all ages although government funding prioritised towards 16 to 18 year olds Over 520,000 people started an Apprenticeship in 2011/12 125,000 were 16 to 18 year olds 85% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship 64% stay with the same employer Over 100,000 employers employ apprentices in 200,000 locations £1.5 billion government investment in 2012-13 Return on investment of £18 per pound invested by government

4 4 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 What is an Apprenticeship? National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

5 5 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 What does an Apprenticeship consist of? National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeship are designed by organisations such as Sector Skills Councils, working with business representatives from industry sectors. A typical Apprenticeship framework consists of: A knowledge element A competency element (sometimes an NVQ or diploma) Functional skills ( English, maths and sometimes ICT) Personal learning and thinking skills Employee rights and responsibilities

6 6 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 The Benefits National Apprenticeship Service Hiring apprentices helps businesses in all sectors to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. 88% - Increased employee satisfaction 82% - Building skills capacity 81% - Greater productivity 81% - Attractive to customers 80% - Reduced staff turnover 75% - Lower recruitment costs

7 7 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 How are Apprenticeships delivered National Apprenticeship Service Most employers choose to deliver their Apprenticeships with the support of a training organisation which could be a college or training provider. Apprenticeship qualifications are flexible and can be shaped to reflect the skills and knowledge the business requires. Training organisations will access any Apprenticeship funding on behalf of the employer to deliver the learning and support your apprentices need. Some very large employers choose to hold their own Apprenticeship delivery contract and are able to access Government funding directly.

8 8 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Types and levels of Apprenticeships National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships available at three levels, covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles, from advertising to youth work via environmental engineering and nuclear decommissioning. Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2) Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3) Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4, 5, 6 & 7)

9 9 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 What funding is available towards training costs? National Apprenticeship Service The size of the contribution depends on the sector and the age of the apprentice at the start of the training: 16 – 18 – 100% fully funded* 19 – 24 – up to 50% funded 25+ - up to 40% funded Large employers are also subject to a further 20% reduction in funding *Unless undertaking a Higher Apprenticeship

10 10 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 What are the employer responsibilities? National Apprenticeship Service An employer must: Give the apprentice an induction into their role Provide the on-the-job training and on going support Pay the apprentice(s) wages which should be at least the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage – Current NHS apprentices paid £115 Ensure their apprentice is employed for at least 30 hours per week Issue a Contract of employment (an apprentice must receive the same rights as other employees) Apprenticeship Agreement – all apprentices starting their Apprenticeship from 6 April must have an Apprenticeship Agreement

11 11 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 How do I recruit an apprentice? Apprenticeship vacancies National Apprenticeship Service The official job site for Apprenticeships, managed by the National Apprenticeship Service Manages the recruitment process end to end through to successful appointment of your apprentice Enables you to advertise your Apprenticeship vacancies for no cost – Can use NHS Jobs but will complicate the process Vacancies will be viewed and applied for nationally making it easy for you to attract and recruit apprentices Process can be managed by yourself or by training organisations on your behalf

12 12 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 How do I recruit an apprentice? 3 simple steps National Apprenticeship Service The National Apprenticeship Service is here to support employers and has made it easier than ever to employ an apprentice. Our dedicated employer teams are on hand to guide you through the simple three-step process to hiring an apprentice: 1. Decide on your requirements with an Apprenticeship Adviser and drive recruitment through our free Apprenticeship vacancies service. 2. Deliver the Apprenticeship, working with a training organisation to reduce the burden on your business. 3. Develop your apprentice and enter them into awards and competitions to put your business on the map. There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice. Visit or call 08000 150 600.

13 13 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Traineeships – The Facts Education and training programme focussed on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships can last up to 6 months Traineeships include work preparation training, English and maths support if required and a work experience placement of between 6 weeks and 5 months. All training costs are funded by the Skills Funding Agency Employers are not required to pay young people participating in Traineeships but are encouraged to support with expenses such as travel and meals.

14 14 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Traineeships – the benefits You as an employer can design a high quality Traineeship within your company in partnership with a training provider – one that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the trainee. You can get ahead of the competition by bringing enthusiastic young people with their fresh ideas into your business before they get on to the job ladder. Traineeships will allow you to shape the skills and experience of young people from your local community, helping your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce. - wider access to NHS jobs Working with trainees will give established staff members the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching young people.

15 15 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Traineeships – Work Placement Your company will need to provide a high quality work experience placement for the trainee, lasting anything from six weeks to a maximum of five months Work experience placements should be: − Substantial and meaningful, providing a real workplace experience. − A structured opportunity for the young person, matched to their areas of interest and aspiration, where they engage in purposeful work related learning activities rather than observation. − Long enough to allow for the development and thorough embedding of new skills and behaviours.

16 16 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 Traineeships – How to get involved Speak with the National Apprenticeship Service by visiting, or calling 08000 150 600. The National Apprenticeship Service will be able to support you throughout the process and identify an approved local training provider. Alternatively you can contact your local training provider to offer a Traineeship in partnership with them. Only providers rated ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by Ofsted are eligible to offer Traineeships. A full list of eligible providers is available on the Skills Funding Agency website

17 Insert presentation title here 00/00/2012 More information Head of Apprenticeships - Michael Nicol 07880 787384 National Apprenticeship Service

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