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Hiring Apprentices

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (incorporating Newcastle-under-Lyme College, Stafford College and training provider, Axia Solutions), has been confirmed as an approved apprenticeship training provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

All providers on the register have been through a rigorous assessment process to ensure they meet apprenticeship quality expectations.  Levy-paying employers will be able to choose their apprenticeship training delivery from this high-quality, flexible and responsive provider base for all apprentices starting their programmes from May 2017.

An apprentice can be a new recruit or it could be a person already working in your business.  Apprenticeships are open to anyone regardless of age (as long as they are aged 16+).

An apprentice will usually spend 4 days per week working in your business (on-the-job training) and 1 day per week at college (college-based learning).

College-based learning allows the apprentice to develop their subject knowledge and maths and English skills.  On-the-job training allows them to gain practical experience and build skills needed for their chosen career path.

Apprenticeships are available at a range of levels

Intermediate, Advanced and Higher level apprenticeships are available.  The time it takes to complete an apprenticeship will vary accordingly.  We can help you decide the best level for your business and show you how your apprentice might progress to a higher level.

We can also tailor bespoke apprenticeship programmes to suite the needs of your business.

If you would like to recruite an apprentice, we will advertise your vacancy and pre-screen all applicants to help find the right person for your business.

Apprenticeships on offer:

  • Accounting
  • Activity Leadership (coaching/fitness/outdoor)
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Brickwork
  • Business Administration
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Creative Design
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering (electrical/mechanical/technical)
  • Hairdressing/Barbering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Information Technology (user and professional)
  • Motor Vehicle (in partnership with Martec Training)
    • Vehicle Fitting Technician
    • Vehicle Paint Technician
    • Motorcycle Technician
    • Body Repair Technician
    • Light Vehicle Technician
    • Vehicle Parts Operations
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Performance and Manufacturing Operations
  • Retail
  • Social Media
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Warehousing

Business Benefits:

// Increased productivity

70% of employers say apprenticeships improved their productivity - on average by £214 per week.

// Retain skills

Apprenticeships help retain skills lost through retirement; training an apprentice is often more cost effective than hiring skilled staff.

// Government grant

If you're a small business recruiting a new ajpprentice, you may be eligible for a government grant - please enquire for further details.

// Real returns

9 out of 10 businesses that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business.

To find out more about recruiting an apprentice:

Call 01782 254287, email us or fill in the form below.

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