Apprenticeship Programme

Did you know.....

There are a range of Apprenticeship opportunities for existing and new employees such as a Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services,  Joinery, Accounting, Plumbing or Engineering to a Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management or IT.  But there are lots more!

What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships combine employment and training, gaining pracitcal skills, knowledge and experience and a nationally recognised qualification, all whilst being paid. They are viewed as an alternative route to employment with the Council, particularly for young people who secure a job as well as gaining a qualification
What are the benefits?
Apprenticeships bring many benefits to the Council..... attract new talent, address skills gaps, re-skill existing staff, nurture talent, bring diversity to the organisation. For the Apprentice, this could be the start of their career with the Council. For existing employees, they are a fantastic development opportunity and the Council retain skilled employees
How does an Apprenticeship work?
The Service pays the wage of the Apprentice (minimum is the National Living Wage). Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 and over who is not in full-time education and is eligible to work in the UK. The learning/qualification element of the Apprenticeship is either fully funded or a contribution is made depending on the age of the apprentice and the framework and level chosen
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What types of Apprenticeships are available?

Foundation - Modern - Graduate

Click on the tabs below to find out more about each type of Apprenticeship and what they could bring to your Function, Cluster or Team

Developing the Workforce

Attract, Nurture and Retain Talent

How to establish an Apprenticeship

Consider your skills gaps, hard to fill posts, areas of growth both now and in the future, to determine where apprenticeships could be utilised. Assistance and support with this is available from  Talent Acquisition.

      Contact the Talent Acquisition Team for assistance with this and identifying a training provider.

      Talent Acquisition will assist with the job profile (there are generic apprentice job profiles).  For existing employees, changes should be agreed by the service manager, in conjunction with Talent Acquisition.  If recruiting a new apprentice, approval should be obtained via the workforce change process, Talent Acquisition can support you with this.

      The established process is followed to recruit and select a new apprentice. Many potential applicants will be young people, within the 16-24 age group so consideration must be given to reaching out to schools, colleges and universities.  Contact the Talent Acquisition Team who can support you with targeting the relevant audience and appropriate advertising opportunities for the apprenticeship.

      Assign a Mentor for the apprentice. This can be their line manager or from elsewhere in the organisation.  For assistance with this, contact Talent Acquisition.  Arrange appropriate induction programme including roles, responsibilities, training provision, support and setting up of regular 1:1 meetings.

      Arrange a review meeting to discuss progress, next steps and any job opportunities.

      Have you got a vacancy or hard to fill posts or skills gaps?

      If you are considering an apprenticeship scheme, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team  in People and Organisation who can support you with this

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