What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment.
Who are they for?
Individuals over the age of 16, spending at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of their apprenticeship and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship. Employers can offer apprenticeships to new entrants or use them to grow talent from among current employees. Apprenticeships equip individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviour they need for specific job roles, future employment and progression.
|Type||Level||Equivalent Educational Level||Available Through MTI?|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE Passes||Yes|
|Advanced||3||2 A Level Passes||Yes|
|Higher||4, 5, 6 & 7||Foundation Degree and Above||Yes|
|Degree||6 & 7||Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree||Yes|
The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice
Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
Employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that productivity in their workplace had improved by 76% whilst 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.
Other benefits that apprenticeships contribute towards include:
– increasing employee satisfaction
– reducing staff turnover
– reducing recruitment costs
To find out about how MIRA Technology Institute can help you with apprenticeships contact us.
For more information about Apprenticeships search ‘Employing an apprentice’ on Gov.uk