Apprenticeships

Your workforce is central to your success. Apprentices can give your business the edge over your competitors.

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Apprenticeships offer huge advantages to your business – they are cost effective, give you access to new and talented employees who want to learn and progress, and they are an effective way to support your skills requirements. Apprenticeships are not just about new blood, as your existing staff can also retrain or upskill, which will provide them with motivation, job satisfaction and bring new skills to your organisation. We provide a high-quality, rapidly growing range of apprenticeship programmes, and work closely with employers to find the right apprentice to enhance their business.

Apprenticeships are at the forefront of the government’s new education and training policy, and we know from experience that every business can gain from developing better qualified and higher skilled people that our apprenticeship programmes produce.

Apprenticeships provide a nationally accredited and recognised qualification and can lead to higher level progression routes. The qualification, including assessment, is attained in the workplace with minimal disruption and maximum impact.

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Our top apprenticeships

  • This is a cross-sector qualification, undertaken by people working in a leadership and management role, and those with personal responsibility and autonomy in their roles across a variety of disciplines. They will have the ability and the opportunity within their job to demonstrate a wide range of recognisable management and leadership skills and the management of business processes. This qualification may also suit individuals whose work is mainly related to managing projects or technical matters, as well as those who manage people.


  • This qualification is for learners working in, or looking to work in, a business administration role or similar.


  • This framework is aimed at managers and senior practitioners working in health and social care. Learners should ideally have achieved qualifications in related areas at level 3 or above.


  • This qualification pathway is aimed at those individuals looking to enter the sector as warehouse pickers/packers, loaders and with appropriate training, fork lift truck operators.


  • This qualification is for those aiming to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to operate as a successful business administrator.


  • This qualification develops new and existing IT knowledge for better efficiency, competencies and ultimately better bottom line through improved performance.


  • This qualification provides both an ideal start in the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for lead staff helping adults with care and support needs and workers in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and other clinical healthcare settings.


  • This qualification provides both an ideal start in the care occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for frontline staff helping adults with care and support needs
    and workers in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres and other clinical healthcare settings.


  • This qualification is suitable for Healthcare Support Workers working as part of a team to provide high quality and compassionate care to individuals. Apprentices may work in a range of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, community clinics, health centres, individuals’ homes, nursing/care homes, hospices, mental health settings and GP surgeries, carrying out routine clinical and non-clinical duties. This apprenticeship is an integrated programme, designed to support the acquisition of key knowledge and skills, as well as the development of core behaviours expected of a competent support worker.


  • This qualification provides both an ideal start in the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for management staff with responsibilities including supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems and building relationships internally and externally.


  • This qualification provides both an ideal start in the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for mangers with responsibilities such as creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.


  • This qualification provides both an ideal start in the occupation and supports progression within the sector. It is ideal for customer service professionals who deal with customers through one-off or routine contacts, which could include managing customer queries, dealing with orders/payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, aftercare, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction.


  • This qualification is designed for those working in a role which concentrates on preparing and cooking food from fresh/raw ingredients. Apprentices may be cooking in any restaurant or catering outlet that serves freshly prepared and cooked food, which could include specialist, ethnic or fine dining restaurants, production kitchens, event catering or any sites catering for employees, clients or customers. This apprenticeship is suitable for those individuals looking to start out on a career in the hospitality and catering industry, as well as those already in employment.


  • This qualification is designed for all hospitality staff who serve food and drinks in any type of outlet, as part of their normal job role. Apprentices may be working in a wide range of outlets, including fine dining restaurants, catering eateries, school canteens, care homes and contract catering sites. This apprenticeship is suitable for those individuals looking to start a career in food and beverage service, as well as those already in employment.


  • This qualification is designed for bar supervisors typically working in pubs, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and resorts to oversee the effective running of the bar, ensuring customer satisfaction by maintaining an exceptional standard of delivery and professionalism whilst achieving profitability in line with budget. It is expected that apprentices will be working in an operational role within the industry before commencing this apprenticeship standard.


  • This training programme is ideal for individuals working across a wide range of job roles, in both large and small firms and in industry, practice and public sectors. As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector, including Audit Trainee, Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller and Tax Accountant.


  • This qualification is for learners working in a business improvement role who wish to assess their knowledge and understanding through a formal certification route. It is also suitable for learners new to business improvement who need to confirm practical understanding and application of skills and for those who require a fundamental understanding of business improvement practices.


  • This qualification is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace where learners are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge to a level required in the engineering industry.


  • The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. A digital marketer will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. The marketer will work to marketing briefs and instructions. They will normally report to a digital marketing manager, a marketing manager or an IT manager.


  • Business analysis is a multi-faceted role and practitioners have the ability to investigate business situations, identify and evaluate options for improvement and define the features required by organisations. The main focus of the business analyst role is to model business processes and to facilitate, coordinate and document detailed business requirements regarding the business change agenda. Business analysts will determine and present solutions to how information systems can be used to improve operational efficiency, and support acceptance testing to ensure that the proposed solution meets the defined requirements.


  • The primary role of a cyber security technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations, systems and people. Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design and architecture, security testing, investigations and response.


  • The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight. Data analysts are typically involved with managing, cleansing, abstracting and aggregating data, and conducting a range of analytical studies on that data. They work across a variety of projects, providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders’ and customers’ issues. They document and report the results of data analysis activities, making recommendations to improve business performance. They have a good understanding of data structures, database systems and procedures and the range of analytical tools used to undertake a range of different types of analysis.


  • An infrastructure technician provides valuable support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non-routine problems. The infrastructure technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisation’s productivity.


  • The primary role of an IT technical salesperson is to sell a company’s technical products and services. They need a good knowledge and understanding of the portfolio of technologies that are available. They work to maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible from customers both internal and external, in the UK or internationally. They also approach potential customers with the aim of winning new business. They maintain a thorough understanding of existing technologies and those that are emerging.


  • The primary role of a software developer is to build and test simple, high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. A developer will typically be working as part of a larger team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall project. The developer will need to be able to interpret design documentation and specifications. The customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.


  • The primary role of a software tester is to ensure that software operates as intended. Testers typically design and prepare test plans and conduct software testing as
    appropriate to ensure that software is fit for purpose. They document and report the results of testing activities. They have a good understanding of the software lifecycle and software development practices.


  • The primary responsibility of a unified communications troubleshooter is to provide customers (internal or external) with a specialist technical service to set them up on unified communications systems and to resolve problems when they arise. This service can be delivered face-to-face, on the phone or online. They are required to install equipment and software and handle incidents and requests for help, including providing fault diagnostics across a broad range of unified communications technologies in accordance with business service level agreements.


  • The primary role of a unified communications technician is to establish and maintain communications systems under supervision. They use a range of remote and physical tools and equipment, and install basic communication hardware and software. They also deal with routine service requests from internal and external sources, including fault rectification across a range of technologies, and applying security principals in line with legal and organisational requirements.


  • The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers.


  • A software development technician typically works as part of a software development team, to build simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects. They will interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision.



Apprenticeship Academies

Do you need to up-skill your existing workforce, or want to bring in new employees who are trained with your business ethos at the heart of their learning? If you are a company that recognises that your staff are your future, you’ll understand the importance of realising their potential through training and development. Does your company have an ageing workforce, or are you looking for young talent with fresh new ideas? An Apprenticeship Academy could be just what your business needs. Apprenticeship Academies are a physical or virtual place in which your existing staff or your new apprentices can receive advice, guidance and tutor support while undergoing their apprenticeship. Contact us today for more information on academies, or click here to learn more.


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