Apprenticeships are becoming the new up and coming way for young adults to gain experience, while also being an investment for the company they are working at, in training up a potential future employee.
No matter whether your company is big or small, apprenticeships are popular across all industries, especially since there is a wide range of apprenticeship courses.
Meanwhile, apprenticeships are a popular course for young adults, allowing them to be paid, while getting work experience.
If you are interested in hiring an apprentice, then read on to find out how an apprenticeship can benefit your company
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a course (which often lasts for a year) where an apprentice spends the duration of their apprenticeship in the workplace.
During this placement, the apprentice will be treated and paid like any other employee, however, they get trained and taught how to correctly complete their job role helping them gain work experience and skills in a job sector that interests them.
How will an apprentice benefit my company?
Since apprentices are young adults who want to work, while gaining experience and learning, this is the ideal opportunity to find yourself a candidate who you can mould into being the perfect employee.
Hiring an apprentice is a company investment, since yourself or your employees will be training the candidate to do the job, during which they will learn quick and easy tips and skills to help them complete their job role more efficiently. Meanwhile, they may be able to contribute helpful and new ideas to your company.
Once they have completed the apprenticeship, not only will you have an experienced candidate, but also a candidate who has knowledge of working for your company and a qualification.
How long does an apprenticeship last?
Most of our apprenticeships lasts for a year, after which it is up to you if you would like to hire the apprentice as an experienced and trained employee at your company.
What does an apprenticeship consist of?
During the length of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be based in their place of employment; there will be no need for the apprentice to leave the office for college days or tests.
After the first two weeks of employment, one of our Assessors will visit the apprentice to get them signed up on the course, along with getting them to do an initial Maths, English and ICT test, to assess their level on each topic.
The apprentice will then have a 2-hour meeting every month for the duration of their apprenticeship, so that we can see how the candidate is progressing in their employment, what they have learnt, and to also help them complete coursework.
There may also be the need for the candidate to sit a Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills test, depending on their qualifications.
At the end of the candidate’s apprenticeship, our Assessor will visit for a final meeting to sign them off the apprenticeship, to find out how the course went and to see what will be happening now the apprenticeship has come to an end.
What apprenticeship courses are available?
RM Training offer a range of apprenticeship courses to cover most business areas that candidates will be interested in:
- Business Admin Level 2 and 3
- Customer Service Level 2 and 3
- Management Level 3, 4 and 5
- Marketing Level 3
- Recruitment Level 2, 3 and 4
- Sales Level 2 and 3
- Team Leading Level 2
- Warehousing Level 2
- Youth Work Level 2 and 3
How does the apprenticeship hiring process work?
When it comes to running a business, we understand that employers don’t have much time to be posting job adverts online and to sort through the many CV’s that you will receive.
Therefore, RM Training like to make the process of hiring an apprentice as easy as possible.
Simply tell us what kind of apprentice you are looking to hire (for instance, whether they will be doing a Warehousing apprenticeship or a Youth Work Apprenticeship), the working hours and pay, an outline of the tasks the candidate will be doing and what skills they will need.
Our Marketing and Development Consultant will write you up an apprenticeship job advert which will be posted on our website and numerous job sites.
Once we start receiving CV’s, our Client Account Manager will sort through them all and will conduct pre-screening interviews with the candidates and will send you the CV’s of candidates who seem best fit for your apprenticeship role.
From this point it is up to you if you would like to hire the candidate there and then, or if you would like to conduct your own interview with them, before offering them the job.