Several training organisations are available to help you when considering apprenticeships:
- identify the most appropriate apprenticeship for your business
- find the right candidate(s)
- develop a training plan which meets both your requirements
- examine the apprentice’s progress and provide feedback
There are some specific requirements your apprenticeship programme will need to meet. Working with a training provider, you will have to employ the apprentice for at least 30 hours a week and pay them the National Minimum Wage. You will also need to give them an induction, provide them with on-the-job training, and review their progress. You can find out more about building an apprenticeship programme here.
Here are some ideas for the content of your apprenticeship programme:
- on-the-job coaching and learning
- off-the-job learning
- employer induction and training
- online learning and support
- mentoring and line management support
- specific training for individuals
There are also grants of up to £1,500 available to businesses with less than 50 employees who take on an apprentice aged between 16 and 24 years old.