If you are an Employer who would like to work with us to deliver your apprenticeship training, please contact us on 020 8651 1131 or email JRCApprenticeships@johnruskin.ac.uk
Information concerning the Apprenticeship Levy is also detailed on this website.
We can support your business with recruitment and selection of apprentices, induction, organising funding, paperwork and administration. This is a complementary service.
There are many benefits to employing an apprentice
- Free on-line recruitment to a wider audience
- Add to your skilled and qualified staff
- Introduce new skills and cross train existing staff
- Keep your business up to date with the latest industry standards
- Become more competitive by addressing skills gaps
- Increase the productivity of your workplace
- Build on the reputation of your business
- Motivate and retain staff
- Succession plan by transferring knowledge
- Respond to a new generation of customers
- Develop your new apprentice your way, without pre-learned habits
Your existing staff can benefit too
Upskilling existing staff through Apprenticeships, which are for all age groups, is an ideal way of training staff. Offering training and development opportunities to existing staff can significantly boost morale and make them feel more valued. There are several levels of Apprenticeship to reflect the needs of today’s business.
- Intermediate Apprenticeship at Level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSE’s at A-C/ 9-4
- Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 – equivalent to 2 A levels
- Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 and 5 – equivalent to a Foundation Degree
- Degree Apprenticeships at Level 6 and 7
How an Apprenticeship works?
Different industries approach apprenticeships in different ways which suits the way these industries work. All apprenticeships have been developed by employer groups. Our staff can support you to understand the process that your industry requires. The new apprentice is your employee and therefore comes under your HR policies and procedures. They should work at least 30 hours a week, any less and the length of time they are an apprentice is extended. Time spent at college is also part of their working day and they must be paid for that attendance. The apprenticeship is made up of skills, knowledge and behaviours for the role as well as Functional skills English and Maths and in some cases ICT. You choose the pathway that suits your business needs, with support from the College. There are various delivery models we can discuss with you.
For more information:
Telephone: 0208 651 1131