Apprenticeship & Traineeship Schemes.

Get Started on your journey with the Kickstart Portal with our Apprenticeship and Traineeship schemes.

Apprenticeships - At a glance

What is an Apprenticeship?
A Fantastic opportunity to hire a new person OR Upskill a current employee who will grow and develop into a highly-skilled member of staff with your company. Professional industry-specific training will be given to this person (at no cost!) offering an amazing opportunity on both sides at a low cost with government support

What does it mean for my business?
This is an opportunity to either take on a new member of staff who will train and grow OR you can move a current member of staff onto an Apprenticeship to become more highly skilled.

What Funding is Available for my business?
The government will fund up to 95% of the training for this individual to make them into a highly skilled worker in your industry.

When Does this scheme start?
Good News… its already started and you can apply immediately.

How many Apprentices can I take on?
There is no limit to how many Apprentices you take on. But there are a few requirements we will discuss during your application.

What do I need to pay?
You pay the remaining 5% of the course value and the agreed wage with the apprentice, thats it. 

Who can Apply (Company)?
There are no specific requirements other than you need to be a registered company or sole trader. The candidate must be working with skilled staff members.

How do I apply?
You can click the link below to start your application, or if you would like more info please continue reading.

Traineeships - At a glance

What is an Traineeship?
A Traineeship is a skills development programme that includes work experience placement at you company.

What does it mean for my business?
Traineeships help prepare young people between 16 – 24 for employment or apprenticeships. They will grow with your company and potentially become a valued member of staff.

What Funding is Available for my business?
The Government will contribute £1000 to each starter to assist with cost and training etc.

When Does this scheme start?
Good News… its already started and you can apply immediately.

How many Trainees can I take on?
You are able to take on 10 Trainee’s at any one time.

What do I need to pay?
There is nothing you will need to pay as an employer. You may ant to assist with contributions to the Trainees Travel but there is no expectation on wage.

Who can Apply (Company)?
There are no specific requirements other than you need to be a registered company or sole trader. The candidate must be working with skilled staff members.

How do I apply?
You can click the link below to start your application, or if you would like more info please continue reading.

Benefits of taking on an Apprentice

Not only can delivering a talent pipeline improve the quality of candidates occupying roles within an organisation, apprenticeships can offer a huge range of further benefits.

According to the National Apprenticeship Service, around 96% of employers surveyed had experienced at least one benefit from employing an apprentice.

The survey also revealed that employers said:
Apprentices had improved their product 74%
Apprentices had actually improved productivity 78%
Apprentices had helped to develop skills for their organisation 85%
Employing apprentices had improved retention of staff 67%
Apprentices stay way beyond completing their training 65%
Had boosted staff morale 73%

Upskill Existing Staff

An Apprentice does not have to be a new employee, you can enrol any existing staff member onto an apprenticeship, either to further their skills in their current job role or enhance their skills so they can take on new responsibilities, and you still received the full grant.

Is my Business Eligible?

If you are a registered company in the UK or sole trader you are able to benefit from either of these schemes.

Apprenticeships

To take on an apprentice you must be able to provide:

At least the apprenticeship minimum wage

An apprenticeship term of at least 1 year

The same entitlements as a full time employee

Employers' liability insurance

Opportunity to work with experienced staff learn job-specific skills

Traineeships

To take on an Trainee you must be able to provide:

A safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience placement

A minimum of 70 hours of work experience placement over the duration of the traineeship (if the trainee claims benefits, the placement cannot last longer than 240 hours)

Constructive feedback and advice to the trainee

An interview for an apprenticeship or job in your organisation at the end of the traineeship if one is available

An exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

What are the next steps?

If you wish to know more or take part in the Government Apprenticeship scheme or Traineeship schemes please complete our short form below and complete our short form. We look forward to speaking to you soon.

We work nation wide

The Kickstart Portal works in Partnership with Apprenticeship and Traineeship providers nationwide to bring you the very best schemes available, regardless of your location.

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HOW IT WORKS

In six simple steps

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Register

Simply complete our form to register your interest in either of the schemes and we will hand-hold you through the entire process. We will then get in touch with you to discuss how the schemes can work best for you.

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About You

We finalise our discussions about your business sector and what you are looking for in a potential apprentice or trainee. We will prepare the proposal on your behalf and review appropriate training providers.

 

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The Training

We will introduce you to your training provider who will be qualified to provide the specific course training you are looking for and can explain what skills would be learned, your trainer will be there to support your candidate throughout their entire course.

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The Candidate

Once we know the details about your business and the skillset you are looking for, you will start receving candidates for your consideration, you will receive a CV for each candidate and we will assist in aranging an interview if you are interested.

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The Start Date

Once you have chosen a candidate we will finilise the paperwork and arange for the enrollment of your chosen candidate.

Once the candidate has started we will begin providing the training and guidance to turn your candidate into a valuable member of your team.

 

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The Grant

Once your candidate has started employment you will be eligible for a £1,000 grant (Candidate must be between 16-18), you are free to spend this grant as you wish.

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