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1 Supporting SME businesses through key partners Richard Marsh Director of Employer Engagement, National Apprenticeship Service Message from Matthew Hancock Minister for Skills in Business and Education 10.20 - 10.40

2 Apprenticeships – Jobs with Training Richard Marsh Employer Service Director

3 3 Who is eligible? Anyone above 16 years old that is capable of achieving the qualifications outlined in the Apprenticeship Framework and who is: Eligible to work in England Employed in a relevant job. Not already in full time education. National Apprenticeship Service

4 4 Costs National Apprenticeship Service Learning is fully funded for 16-18 year olds for the whole duration of their Apprenticeships if they are undertaking an Intermediate (Level 2) or Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship. If they are 19 or over then you pay a contribution to the costs.

5 5 Rising numbers of apprentices 162,000 people started an Apprenticeship in 2001/02 Over 500,000 people started an Apprenticeship in 2011/12

6 6 Some Apprenticeships,,, Intermediate Accounts Assistant Accounts Clerk Cashier Credit Control Clerk Finance Assistant Purchase Ledger Clerk Sales Ledger Clerk Processing Administrator Underwriting Administrator Claims Handling Administrator Broking Administrator Cashier Customer Adviser Claims Handler Processing Administrator Administrator Customer Service Adviser Adviser Financial Advice Administrator Mortgage Administrator Trade Processor Investment Information Administrator Account Reconciliation Administrator Financial Administrator Reconciliation Administrator Credit Co-ordinator Finance Co-ordinator Advanced Trainee Accounting Technician Assistant Accountant Underwriter Broker Claims Official Senior Cashiers Senior Customer Advisers Foreign Currency Advisers Administration Supervisors Claims Handler Adviser Supervisor Customer Service Adviser Financial Advice Administrator Financial Manager Corporate Actions Administrator Settlements Administrator Investments Performance Administrator Pensions Team Leader Pensions Administrator Pensions Manager Credit & Risk Manager Credit Control Team Leader Credit Manager Customer Adviser Senior Adviser Higher Apprenticeships Accountancy Insurance Banking Business Admin Management Project Management

7 7 Who trains the Apprentices? National Apprenticeship Service The apprentice is jointly trained by yourself and an approved training provider, which may be one of the following: A private training company A college A charitable organisation A university

8 8 The Apprenticeship Programme Competence Certificate Knowledge (Technical Cert) Employment Rights and Responsibilities Functional Skills including Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills Components of a framework Each level of Apprenticeship programme will include all of these components: National Apprenticeship Service

9 9 Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 + Higher National Certificates; Foundation Degrees Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 A Levels; BTEC (National Diploma); Apprenticeship Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 GCSEs (A*-C ), BTEC Cert.; Apprenticeship Foundation Learning Level 1 GCSEs (D-G), BTEC Award, Entry levelQualifications provide progression to Foundation Learning Progression Routes National Apprenticeship Service

10 10 Benefits to the Employers (1) National Apprenticeship Service Reduce costs in recruitment Free of charge recruitment website (AV) Thinking about taking on an Apprentice Frameworks designed around the job roles 238 Frameworks Level 2, level 3 and Level 4+ Increase productivity More motivated, more eager Want to learn because they want to be there Increase to quality of work BAE gave a task to their employees, 85% of the Apprentices got it right the first time, only 60% of the non-apprentices got it right first time.

11 11 Benefits to the Employers (2) Increase in the feeling of being valued 57% progress into management positions An increase in staff retention Bringing in new technology to the workplace The apprentices are taught new technologies available on their Apprenticeship, which will then benefit the employer Increase in competitiveness All these benefits will result in the organisation becoming more competitive. Return on Investment Return on Investment calculator

12 12 Wages for Apprentices The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £2.65 per hour, although most apprentices are paid more. As skills develop employers are expected to increase the wage. In fact research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week. The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year olds. National Apprenticeship Service

13 13 Incentives Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) Targeted at employers 1000 employees and under Up to 10 grants available to an individual employer Employers who have not taken on an apprentice in the last year Apprentice have to be aged between 16 and 24 years old Open to employers who would not of taken on an apprentice if not for the grant The grant is for £1,500 paid by the training provider 13 weeks into the apprenticeship It is the Providers responsibility to go through the detail of the eligibility of the AGE grant with the employer

14 14 How long does it take? National Apprenticeship Service This depends on: The course they are doing The level of the course Their own ability Generally 1 – 4 years

15 15 Examples of Organisations that benefit from Apprentices

16 16 Sector areas What types of Apprenticeships are there? Over 200 types of Apprenticeships and 1,200 job roles! Accounting Agriculture Animal Care Beauty Therapy Building Services Engineering Business Administration Catering Childcare Cleaning and Support Services Construction - Trades Customer Service Dental Nursing Driving Goods Vehicles Electrical Installation Engineering Environmental Conservation Equine/Horse Care Extractive and Mineral Processing Fitness Instructor Flight and Ground Crew Floristry Food Manufacture Furniture Manufacture Green Keeping Hairdressing Health and Social Care Horticulture Hospitality Information Technology IT Helpdesk Operator IT Network Planning & Management Management Motor Vehicle Body and Paint Motor Vehicle Fitting Motor Vehicle Maintenance Motor Vehicle Repair Pharmacy Technician Plumbing Resort Reps Retail Sales and Telesales Software Development Team Leading Web Designer Youth Support Work National Apprenticeship Service

17 17 Apprenticeship Vacancies A one stop shop for anything you ever wanted to know about Apprenticeships Apprenticeship vacancies across the Country available in one place Apply online for current vacancies National Apprenticeship Service

18 Apprenticeships Any questions? National Apprenticeship Service

19 19 For more information: Or call 08000 150 600

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