The employer benefits from an employee who understands their organisation and receives customised training for their role. Apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and skills they need for their job and future career.
An apprenticeship is a programme of training designed to an industry standard for a range of specific roles. Apprenticeships will support employers to recruit fresh talent and upskill current teams to boost business.
An apprentice can be a new recruit or current employee aged 16 or over. While they work for you, they learn the core skill set for their job. Alongside work, they study for a nationally recognised qualification.
Designed in conjunction with employers, apprenticeships are targeted to the workplace and can be completely tailored to your organisation. This means apprenticeships are available in every industry, from hospitality to marketing.
For small to medium organisations, apprenticeships are supported by government funding. For large organisations, they are supported by the government’s apprenticeship levy. We can help you navigate the funding and explain how much money you have access to for an apprenticeship.
There are various types of apprenticeships available:
For Independent Advice on Apprenticeships and Traineeships go to: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
Unsure of which path to take? Check out our level equivalence table.
The job role you chose to fulfil as an apprenticeship is defined in an Apprenticeship Standard (also known as an Apprenticeship Framework). These are designed with you as an employer to ensure that training programmes and assessment plans are relevant to specific roles, the broader sector and wider economy.
An apprentice is employed, trained and paid to work in a real job in a specific industry or market sector. Working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. At the same time – usually one day a week – they will attend training sessions to refine and document any workplace knowledge to gain a recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships take at least one year and can last up to 5 years, depending on the role and level of study. Training is delivered through a combination of on-the-job learning, in-house training and online work. Assessment is done through work-based observation, a portfolio of achievements and other evidence of learning.
Apprenticeship training is for anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed or leaving school, who have not already completed a qualification in a similar role. To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have left full-time education.
For our youngest apprentices, the apprenticeship is their first job – however, apprenticeships are a great way to increase the skills of your workforce, and many employers use them to give their existing staff extra knowledge and skills, regardless of their age.
If you are already in employment, your employer can tailor your training to improve your existing job skills and give you a qualification that will take your career to the next level. We have apprentices in all kinds of business – from small start-ups to global corporations.
We offer apprenticeships in a range of industry sectors. Our digital apprenticeships and technical apprenticeships have been designed to fill skills gaps and help you thrive in the changing economy.
Our apprenticeships in London are targeted to build your expertise to take up the capital’s economic opportunities.
Our apprenticeships include:
The occupation included in the training framework is defined in an Apprenticeship Standard (previously an Apprenticeship Framework). These are designed with you as an employer to ensure that training programmes and assessment plans are relevant to specific roles, the broader sector and wider economy.
Apprenticeship training is flexible, with a wide range of qualifications available – even up to Level 6, the equivalent of a university degree.
Adapted fromApprenticeship funding rules and guidance for employers 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020, where further, more detailed responsibilities are clearly outlined for compliance with Government funding. Find out more here.
We work as your training partner to ensure that training supports an apprenticeship standard that works for you as the employer and your apprentice. We are your main contact for the duration of the apprenticeship.
CCCT helps you by:
Find out more by reading our Apprenticeship FAQs
Part of our dedicated offer for employers is a free, fully managed apprenticeship service.
All our training is quality assured for qualifications from industry certification through to degree level. Our apprenticeships cover all major business specialisms, from IT and digital design to healthcare and management. We work with organisations across the public and private sectors to fill skills gaps and keep pace with market changes.
With the importance of technology in today’s workplaces, this includes updating aptitudes through digital apprenticeships and technical apprenticeships. Apprentices are supported by our experienced skills coaches. This means you can be certain they will be motivated, committed and learning the right skills for your sector of work.
As part of our one-stop apprenticeship provision, we offer a dedicated recruitment service, free of charge for employers. In an initial consultation, our recruitment experts will gain an understanding of your corporate objectives and talent management strategy; we will work with you to create a campaign that attracts the best candidates.
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Find out more by reading our Apprenticeship FAQs