Apprenticeships are designed to meet your needs as an employer through vocational training.
It is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom qualifications that are current and relevant to your industry. By taking on an Apprentice you will be required to employ them and give them the same benefits as any other employee. As apprenticeships are work-based training, most of the training is ‘on the job’ and employment is expected to be for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice!
What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are designed to meet your needs as an employer through vocational training. It is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom qualifications that are current and relevant to your industry.
Who can do an apprenticeship?
Both new and existing employees can do an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for those aged 16+ who would like to take their qualifications linked to the workplace. There are a range of apprenticeship levels to suit your organisation and level of skills required
How Are apprenticeships Funded?
Apprentices aged 16-18 years: Government funding is available.
Apprentices aged 19+ years and over: contribution will be dependent on the size of the employer.
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How will an apprenticeship benefit my organisation?
Having an apprentice in your organisation will:
- Improve productivity
- Reduce training costs
- Reduce recruitment costs
- Fill skills gaps, including specialist skills specific to the industry
- Motivate staff and reduce staff turnover
How can I get an apprentice?
Mercury Training will help you to find the best match for your organisation, and it doesn't stop there. We will continue to support you and your apprentice throughout the programme including: taking care of the paper work; arranging appropriate funding; and providing advice and support.
You will be assigned an Apprenticeship Liaison Officer who will be on hand to guide you through the process.