What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees.
Funding is available to train apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course content.
Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces offer frameworks across a wide range of industry sectors.
Depending on the sector and job role an Apprenticeship can take anything between one and two years to complete. It is a package of on-the-job training and qualifications.
Facts in numbers
Over 80% of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive.
81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices.
92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
One in five employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate.
Shropshire Training offers the Intermediate and Advanced Levels of Apprenticeship
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Advanced Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Shropshire Training offers the following Apprenticeships
Food and Drink
- Developed for employees working as commercial or retail butchers
- Working within a processing environment
Cleaning and Support Service Skills
Please contact Shropshire Training for further information on our Apprenticeship programmes
or to book a free Training Needs Analysis for your business