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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, young adults looking for traineeships and with most schools looking for work experience opportunities – keeping things straightforward for you.


Apprenticeships

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.


  • How Long?

    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.

  • How much?

    Employers need to cover the minimum apprenticeship wage of £3.50 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).

  • Which jobs?

    There are apprenticeships in Advanced Management, Business Administration, Customer Service, Health & Social Care, Teaching Assistant, Team Leading and Fire, Emergency and Security Systems.


Apprenticeship Levy

Traineeships

A great way to introduce young job seekers into your company, allowing you the chance to see them in action without the obligation of giving them a full-time contract. It also helps make a massive difference to their own career prospects.


  • How Long?

    Run over 9 consecutive weeks. The trainee will be based in your business on a full-time basis.

  • Which jobs?

    Trainees can cover any role inside your business, or a variety of roles over the 9 week period. If you are unsure, we can help you unpack roles and find the best fit.

  • Who are the trainees?

    Traineeships are focused on people aged 16-24 years old who for various reasons are currently unemployed (or working less than 16 hours per week); and who haven’t been qualified over GCSE level or equivalent. We all know there are various reasons why younger job seekers are struggling to find work and many of our employers are play a vital role in getting them back on track.



Work Experience

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.


  • How Long?

    Work experience placements are typically 1-2 weeks long.

  • Which jobs?

    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.


Worth enquiring.

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