Worth the investment.
Training staff is proven to be a highly effective way to increase the quality of their work and the loyalty they offer in return. The same is true when you recruit new talent through apprenticeships, traineeship and offering people work experience. In Wandsworth, we work together to make sure employers get a one simple point of contact to access apprentices of all ages, develop staff through training and with most schools looking for work experience opportunities – keeping things straightforward for you.
Employ an apprentice – meaning they work for you full-time and they get assessed on the job, instead of needing lots of time off to attend college. Apprenticeships are for anyone aged over 16.
Takes between 1-2 years to complete. Some are the equivalent of a degree and can be either on a full or part-time basis.
Employers need to cover the minimum apprenticeship wage of £3.90 per hour, although many employers choose to pay more. There is assistance and incentives for larger employers via the Apprenticeship Levy (see link below for more details).
There are apprenticeships in Advanced Management, Business Administration, Customer Service, Health & Social Care, Teaching Assistant, Team Leading and Fire, Emergency and Security Systems.
Short courses on work related topics. A great way for you to give your staff the skills and experience they need to get on at work.
Generally run over 2-3 days.
Type of Qualification?
Accredited qualifications at Level 1 or Level 2.
Who are they for?
Short courses available in work-related areas from Team Leading to managing problems in the work place effectively.
Gaining work experience opens up career choices, can be detailed on a CV and could be paramount to success later in life. We work with schools across Wandsworth to make the process of giving teenagers work experience simple for employers.
Work experience placements are typically 1-2 weeks long.
Employers of all sizes and all sectors can host work experience placements. We will work with you as an employer to make sure the job roles are appropriate and to ensure the match of pupils fits what you are looking for.
Who are the pupils?
All pupils are from schools within Wandsworth. They vary in age from 14-19 years old. We actively match their ambitions with your expectations.
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