About Apprenticeships

Everything you need to know as both an Employer and an Apprentice.

About Apprenticeships

Everything you need to know as both an Employer and an Apprentice.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to earn whilst they learn, in a real job, with real qualifications and a real start to a career in engineering. They provide real, measurable business benefits for employers, bring productive, enthusiastic, and loyal people into your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to investing in your people to customers and suppliers.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to earn whilst they learn, in a real job, with real qualifications and a real start to a career in engineering. They provide real, measurable business benefits for employers, bring productive, enthusiastic, and loyal people into your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to investing in your people to customers and suppliers.

Roles and Responsibilities

Whether you’re a large corporate or a small to medium-sized business, we offer employers bespoke solutions that make it easy to recruit and train the right calibre of apprentice for your business. Our innovative solutions and flexible training programmes equip employers of all sizes with the skills their businesses need for future growth and competitiveness.

Roles and Responsibilities

Whether you’re a large corporate or a small to medium-sized business, we offer employers bespoke solutions that make it easy to recruit and train the right calibre of apprentice for your business. Our innovative solutions and flexible training programmes equip employers of all sizes with the skills their businesses need for future growth and competitiveness.

Our Role at GET

GET’s role is important to the success of the Apprenticeship and our performance is closely monitored by the Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted. We are responsible for:

  • Planning and developing a training and learning plan for the apprentice 
  • Administration and managing assessments and drawing up agreements between the apprentice, the organisation and themselves.
  • Ensuring national quality standards are met. 
  • Delivering an integrated programme and bringing together the various elements of an Apprenticeship to deliver a coherent and integrated programme 
  • Claiming completion certificates and making arrangements for obtaining completion certificates for apprentices who successfully complete the programme.

Our Role at GET

GET’s role is important to the success of the Apprenticeship and our performance is closely monitored by the Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted. We are responsible for:

  • Planning and developing a training and learning plan for the apprentice 
  • Administration and managing assessments and drawing up agreements between the apprentice, the organisation and themselves.
  • Ensuring national quality standards are met. 
  • Delivering an integrated programme and bringing together the various elements of an Apprenticeship to deliver a coherent and integrated programme 
  • Claiming completion certificates and making arrangements for obtaining completion certificates for apprentices who successfully complete the programme.

The Role of the Employer

As an employer, your responsibilities include:

  • On-the-job training and inducting the apprentice into their role and providing on-the-job training opportunities and adequate guidance and supervision as and when required.
  • Salary and paying the apprentice as a full time employee. You can negotiate a salary that reflects their skills, experience, age, abilities and the going rate for the job.
  • Recruitment and taking an active part in the recruitment of the apprentice. (in partnership with GET)
  • Time for learning and giving apprentices enought time and resources for training and assessment commitments.
  • Review and contributing to the regular review of the apprentices progress during both on and off-the-job training.
  • Safeguarding, health, safety, welfare and equality of opportunity of your apprentices.

The Role of the Employer

As an employer, your responsibilities include:

  • On-the-job training and inducting the apprentice into their role and providing on-the-job training opportunities and adequate guidance and supervision as and when required.
  • Salary and paying the apprentice as a full time employee. You can negotiate a salary that reflects their skills, experience, age, abilities and the going rate for the job.
  • Recruitment and taking an active part in the recruitment of the apprentice. (in partnership with GET)
  • Time for learning and giving apprentices enought time and resources for training and assessment commitments.
  • Review and contributing to the regular review of the apprentices progress during both on and off-the-job training.
  • Safeguarding, health, safety, welfare and equality of opportunity of your apprentices.

The Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is the government agency charged with raising the level of skills, knowledge and understanding of young people and adults to world-class standards. It is this agency from who Gloucestershire Engineering Training claim their government funding. For more information about The Skills Funding Agency please contact us on info@get-trained.org.

The Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is the government agency charged with raising the level of skills, knowledge and understanding of young people and adults to world-class standards. It is this agency from who Gloucestershire Engineering Training claim their government funding. For more information about The Skills Funding Agency please contact us on info@get-trained.org.

The partnership

Employers, Gloucestershire Engineering Training and Apprentices work in partnership. Together we decide how the partnership will work best for you as an employer and the young person as the trainer. 

Together we will:

  • Support your business with the recruitment process (including Occupational Initial Assessment)
  • Negotiate which Apprenticeships pathway is appropriate for your business and the young person
  • Administer all paperwork required by the Skills Funding Agency 
  • Deliver standard underpinning foundation training to equip the young people with the necessary skills and disciplines required in the workplace.
  • Negotiate the appropriate units of the NVQ which is carried out in the workplace.
  • Communicate continuously regarding the young person’s progress towards completion of the framework.
  • Embed the correct work ethic and behaviours required for the workplace.

Together we can help you develop employees with the skills and experience you need.

The partnership

Employers, Gloucestershire Engineering Training and Apprentices work in partnership. Together we decide how the partnership will work best for you as an employer and the young person as the trainer. 

Together we will:

  • Support your business with the recruitment process (including Occupational Initial Assessment)
  • Negotiate which Apprenticeships pathway is appropriate for your business and the young person
  • Administer all paperwork required by the Skills Funding Agency 
  • Deliver standard underpinning foundation training to equip the young people with the necessary skills and disciplines required in the workplace.
  • Negotiate the appropriate units of the NVQ which is carried out in the workplace.
  • Communicate continuously regarding the young person’s progress towards completion of the framework.
  • Embed the correct work ethic and behaviours required for the workplace.

Together we can help you develop employees with the skills and experience you need.

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