Worth knowing. How Apprenticeships Work.

Employer Guide

One of the biggest benefits of an apprenticeship is the flexibility it offers employers. 

Apprenticeships are a great way to fill a vacant position as well as train existing employees. The learning experience is the same.

The learning experience is split between on-the-job learning and off-the-job training.

On-The-Job Learning

To ensure apprentices meet the national standards each apprentice is assessed through a mix of teaching, theory, assessments and projects designed to build skills, knowledge and behaviours to help employees build their qualification portfolio and achieve certification. 

Off-the-job Training

20% of your apprentice employee’s placement will include off-the-job training. This is your opportunity to really tailor the learning experience to your organisations culture. Off-the-job doesn’t have to mean off-site – it just means time out from their day-to-day duties. It could include existing employee training, work shadowing in other departments, working on projects related to the qualification or attending a work-related conference.

Apprenticeships take a minimum of 12 months to complete and longer if it is a higher-level qualification.

To find out how you can benefit from the flexibilities of an apprenticeship, get in touch with Wandsworth Lifelong Learning.

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