Apprenticeships and Traineeships – what’s new?Helen Radcliffe, Head of Business Development National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeships Overview - A job with training – all apprentices should be employed from day 1 - Apprentices can be any age - 16 – 65 - New recruit or existing member of staff - Three levels: intermediate, advanced and higher – usually lasting between 1 and 4 years - Over 280 types of Apprenticeships within a variety of industry sectors ranging from Accountancy and Engineering to Veterinary Nursing and Youth Work - Apprenticeship Minimum Wage - £2.65 per hour - Minimum length of 12 months for a 16 – 18 year old, at least 6 months for those over 19.
Resourceswww.apprenticeships.org.uk Adviser Guide and Checklist - information and online resources that will help you advise and guide a young person about Apprenticeships Apprenticeship leaflets and guides are available to download Watch the Apprenticeships “You Tube” channel for film case studies and “Sector in the Spotlight” films Apprenticeship Vacancies - use the AV app How to write a winning Apprenticeship application - detailed guide to assist applicants in putting forward a good quality application.
16 – 18 activities - Bootcamps: employer led Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) led - Inspiring the Future - www.inspiringthefuture.org - Additional Apprenticeship Vacancies support for candidates - Hotspots - Focussed employer engagement.
Traineeships Overview New programme for 16-24 year olds who aren’t yet ready for an Apprenticeship: funded via Education Funding Agency or Skills Funding Agency OfSTED grades 1 or 2 providers can deliver progression to an Apprenticeship, full time job or full time study 3 key elements - English & Maths, work experience, work preparation 6 weeks - 6 months duration unwaged (employer encouraged to pay for travel, equipment, ‘lunch’) benefits can be retained use of the Apprenticeship Vacancies system to advertise Traineeships. www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/197566/Traineeships_-_Framework_for_Delivery