Many UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a big problem. Apprenticeships can be an answer as they offer work-based training programmes to employees that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeship schemes ensure companies have the right practical skills and qualifications in their workforce and ensure the company keeps up to date with the latest technology and practices.
With rising higher education costs and a highly competitive jobs market, young people are looking at other options that combine education (often offering degrees and other qualifications as part of the programme), training and a guaranteed route to employment – apprenticeships offer all this and employers access to the best young talent.
Apprenticeships cover more areas than you might think, spanning over 170 industries and 1,500 roles from advertising to nuclear engineering – with the diversity of roles expanding every year. It is unlikely that there is not an apprenticeship to fulfil your needs.
Apprentices themselves tend to be more motivated and loyal to the company that has invested in them, as they have made a choice to learn about a specific job at work.
Templegate Training are currently running apprenticeship schemes in Business Administration, Customer Service, The Security Industry and Driving Goods Vehicles (DGV) with a growing list of employment roles.
While all apprenticeship programmes have set content, you can add additional content to tailor the training to the specific requirements of your business.
Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification - from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level.
Importantly Apprentices can be new or current employees which means that your current employees can benefit from the scheme.
You may also be entitled to a grant or funding to employ an apprentice, if you’re in England.
You may get a £1,500 apprenticeship grant if:
Your apprentice must:
We are committed to bringing the best personal learning experiences to all our students.
Our underpinning values are for students to be healthy, stay safe, to enjoy and achieve their aspirations. We adopt a very relaxed approach to education and strive to achieve the optimum outcomes for all our students.
By involving our students in a relaxed environment, further developing independent learning skills and harnessing existing skills, we strive to enable our students to make a positive contribution and go forward to achieve economic well being in their chosen field.
Templegate Training is an approved training provider in England for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans. These loans are available for people aged 24 and over, UK National or Resident (for 3 or more years) to fund their course fees upfront at Level 3 and Level 4.
Funding is also available for those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), over the age of 19 years, a UK National or Resident (for 3 or more years) and are claiming benefits such as JSA, ESA or income support.