Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships Young People

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an amazing training programme where you learn both in the workplace and in the classroom. To become an apprentice you need to be over 16 years old (not in full-time education) but there is no upper age limit. 

There are two routes to becoming an apprentice:

  • You start a job as an apprentice: 

You are trained in the workplace by your employer and have time off from work to study and gain the qualifications that form part of their apprenticeship programme. Apprentices are paid the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage of £3.70 but many employers pay much more. Once you have completed your apprenticeship you will possess the skills, knowledge and qualifications needed to do your job as well as valuable work experience. At this stage many apprentices are then offered permanent jobs by their employers and often at a higher level.

  • You are already employed: 

You are already employed by a business and then complete an apprenticeship as part of your professional development in the workplace. These include higher level apprenticeships

What do CALAT offer?

We can offer you apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Customer Service L2
  • Business Administration L3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor L3
  • Departmental Manager L5
  • Employability Practitioner L4
  • Teaching Assistant L3
  • Schools Business Professional
  • Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Early Years) L2 & L3
  • Care Worker L2
  • Lead Care Worker L3

To express your interest in one of our apprenticeship programmes contact: sarah.oxby@croydon.gov.uk

To search for Apprenticeship opportunities on-line click here.

For Employers

By recruiting a new apprentice you are able to train a new member of staff to have all the skills and knowledge they need to do the job you want them to do. Apprentices are enthusiastic and motivated, they bring new ideas and business benefit from their contributions. 

Training for existing staff provides them with an opportunity to extend their skills, and gain nationally recognised qualifications, it increases staff well-being and loyalty to their workplace.

Apprenticeships are a cost effective way of providing extensive training programmes to teams.

How can CALAT help my Business?

CALAT can support your business by:

  • Carrying out a training needs analysis
  • Identify training that could be delivered free as apprenticeships
  • Carry out initial assessments with your existing staff to identify the appropriate level of apprenticeship
  • Support you to write job descriptions for new apprentices
  • Advertise apprenticeship vacancies for you
  • Carry out initial screening of potential apprentices

Using the Apprenticeship Levy

Business with a payroll over £3 million per year contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy. If you contribute to the levy you can use these funds to pay for Apprenticeships for your staff. The levy can be used to train new apprentices that you appoint and it can also be used to train existing staff.

If you want to explore your employee’s potential through our business driven qualifications and Apprenticeships contact: sarah.oxby@croydon.gov.uk