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Apprentices for Employers

Apprentices for Employers

Apprenticeships have been around for many years. In fact, they go back as far as the middle ages. However, the benefits that apprentices can bring to your business haven’t changed over time.

Recruiting and developing your own workforce can be a bit of a maze. Finding the right people with the right skills and attributes can be daunting. This is where City College Peterborough can help to make life easier for you. We have people of all ages looking for jobs where they can develop their skills on an apprenticeship scheme within the context and culture of your business.

What are Apprenticeships?

They’re structured training programmes that give people a chance to work, train towards a qualification and earn - all at the same time.

They help employees gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen industry. Being in employment means there's lots of potential for them to progress in your career quickly.

People from 16 or 60, in work or not, can do an Apprenticeship at a range of levels from Level 2 to Level 6 (degree level).

Apprenticeships are available in a huge range of industries from digital and cybersecurity, to financial and banking, law, teaching, fashion and much more.

Have you ever thought about taking on a new Apprentice to benefit your own business?

Benefits to you, as an employer:

  • Use existing Levy or government funding to upskill and train your staff for the future.
  • Apprenticeships provide your business with a free vacancy and recruitment service.
  • Receive a £3,000 incentive payment from the government for taking on a new apprentice.
  • Improve staff motivation and retention by investing in them.
  • Increase your workforce’s productivity by up to 76% and the quality of your goods or services by up to 75%. (source

Benefits to your business

An apprentice can enter your business as a novice or be an existing member of staff. Your business will thrive by:

• Introducing new talent or training existing talent in a cost-effective way

• Shaping the skills of your staff around your business

• Meeting current and future skills demand

• Improving staff productivity, motivation and retention.

The college can take care of all the hard work, as an award-winning training provider we work with over 250 businesses within the city, offering a wide range of skills solutions to employers through apprenticeships, professional qualifications or bespoke training.

We’ll guide you through the best options, leaving you free to concentrate on your business while enjoying the benefits of a skilled and motivated workforce.

Our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can provide you with an end-to-end service and take care of the whole recruitment and training service.

Fact or Fiction?

Apprenticeships are just for young people

Fiction: Apprenticeships are available for people of all ages.

Apprenticeships are only for new staff

You can have a degree and still do an apprenticeship

20% off the job requirement means an apprentice has to learn away from the job at a college for one day a week

I’ll have to do a lot of paperwork if I take on an apprentice or train existing staff via apprenticeships

Taking on a new apprentice will take up too much of my time

Once they achieve their Apprenticeship Standard and improve their skills, they’ll be off

Apprenticeships boost productivity

Our Apprenticeship Offer

Apprenticeship standards

All apprenticeships standards are linked to specific job roles or occupations. There are three levels of apprenticeships available for those aged 16 and over, with no upper age limit.

* Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)

* Advanced Level Apprenticeships (Level 3)

* Higher Level Apprenticeships (Level 4 & 5)

A typical standard for each level could include:

  • A nationally recognised vocational qualification (NVQ/ Diploma)
  • Functional skills English, Maths
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • An End Point Assessment to assess competence

Level 2

  • Customer Service
  • Early Years (Childcare)
  • Adult Care
  • Recruitment
  • Housing and Property

Level 3

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Early Years (Childcare)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Adult Care
  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Information Communications Technician
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human Resources Support
  • Recruitment
  • Housing and Property
  • Management

Level 4

  • School Business Professional
  • Residential Care

Level 5

  • Management

Funding Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Levy and Non-Levy

The apprenticeship levy will allow employers to improve the skills of their workforce and support the growth of their business.

It will give employers more control over designing, choosing and paying for apprenticeship training.

Will I have to pay the levy and how would I pay for an apprenticeship?

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