Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain valuable hands-on experience and qualifications in your chosen career path. You will be employed by an experienced & dedicated employer who will be looking to train and develop a young person to work within their business. In addition, you will have the support and expertise of an established and award-winning training provider to deliver your qualifications.
New Government Standards
As part of the government’s drive to ensure apprenticeships are high-quality and to deliver the skills our economy needs, apprenticeship frameworks are being replaced by employer-designed standards. A standard contains a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship.
Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end. They need to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job. They develop transferable skills and gain credibility too.
Standards are being developed to raise the quality of apprenticeships by responding to the needs of employers, who know what they want from their employees. They can best describe what skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need at the end of their apprenticeship
How to hire an apprentice
We offer a complimentary recruitment service. We will advertise your vacancy, complete an intial assessment and pre-interview potential candidates to ensure you only interview the most suitable candidates for the role – all free of charge – saving you time and money. Once you have found the right apprentices you will need to ensure they recieve: -
- A contract of employment for the duration of the apprenticeship
- A salary of no less than the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage
- To be employed for at least 30 hours per week
- To be working towards qualifications that are relevant to the job role
- Full support from ITEC and yourself with progress reviews every 12 weeks and assessor visits.
- A safe place of work where the apprentice is treated fairly and encouraged to develop and grow.
How to apply for an apprenticeship
Applying for an apprenticeship at ITEC couldn’t be easier. You can fill out and submit an application form on our website or apply for specific vacancies that we advertise on the National Apprenticeship website. Whichever way you decide, we will contact you once we have received your application to advise you of the next step.