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Apprentices are the life blood of your company, allowing you to develop your business with the skills you need. We're managed by industry professionals, so we develop training courses specifically to suit your business and work with you to ensure your Apprentices fit with your company's culture, ethics and way of working.

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Apprentices can help your business grow by:
  • Reducing training and recruitment costs
  • Increasing productivity
  • Developing a skilled and motivated workforce
  • Re-skilling existing staff
  • Tackling skill shortages
  • Replacing an ageing workforce

Apprenticeship programmes can be used to deliver learning to existing employees or new entrants and are available from levels 2-6.


Read below to see the levels of apprenticeship programmes available.

Levels of apprenticeship programmes available

Level 2 (Foundation) Apprenticeship

If you are new to the sector and require some basic practical foundation training, this will normally be delivered at our training centre. This programme lasts approximately 12 months and contains a mixture of practical and theory to a level 2 standard.

If you are an employee in a business who has the experience and are looking to undertake a qualification to recognise that knowledge and experience or are looking to retrain in a different skill areas (Mechanical Engineer wanting to develop some Electrical/Electronic knowledge for example), this can be delivered at the employers site with no need to attend GET’s training centre.

Progression on to the Level 3 apprenticeship may be possible after successful completion of the level 2 apprenticeship depending on the outcomes of the initial assessment.


Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship

This programme is suitable to both new entrants into the sector and those already within, however this programme cannot be delivered entirely at the employers premises as a formal knowledge qualification needs to be completed and candidates will need to attend the training centre one day per week in order to achieve this.

If the level 2 apprenticeship has been completed or the candidate has sufficient workplace skills and experience, they can progress straight into the development phase of the programme which is the skills (practical) element delivered in the workplace.

If the candidate is new to the sector and hasn’t completed the level 2 apprenticeship or doesn’t have sufficient workplace skills and experience, they will need to complete the foundation phase of this programme (level 2 skills) at GET’s training centre. This usually consists of an 11 month block programme, however part time models can be accommodated if requested by the employer.

Both the knowledge (academic programme) and the skills (practical) elements are delivered at level 3 and completed within a 3-4 year duration.


Level 4/5 (Higher) Apprenticeship

GET can only offer this programme to candidates who have either completed the Level 3 programme or has sufficient workplace skills and experience. Both the knowledge (academic programme) and the skills (practical) elements are delivered at level 4/5 and completed within a 2-4 year duration. The duration will depend on the academic programme chosen (e.g. Higher National Certificate – 2 year programme, Higher National Diploma – 4 year programme or can be delivered in a 3 year condensed delivery format).


Level 6 (Degree) Apprenticeship

This programme is currently in development – further information will be provided once the programme is ready for delivery in September 2019.

To hear what some of our existing customers say about our programmes click here.

Contact us on info@get-trained.org to find out more about apprenticeships.


Apprenticeship Recruitment Support

Recruitment for Apprenticeship Programmes Delivered at GET

Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

The recruitment process for apprentices starts in January of each year with an Apprenticeship Recruitment Event held at GET’s premises. With over 350 potential apprentices visiting most years, it’s a great event to have your stand and information available for all to see.

During the event, GET opens up the doors to potential apprentices looking for a career in Engineering and provide the following:

  • Staff on hand to explain the apprenticeship programme and recruitment process
  • Learners in attendance to act as tour guides and share their experiences
  • Demonstrations and work pieces on show
  • Employer stands with live apprenticeship vacancies

The event is free for employers to attend. For further information or to book your stand please contact info@get-trained.org

Advertising Your Vacancies

There are two ways in which GET can help you promote your apprenticeship vacancies:

  • GOV.UK apprenticeship portal - You will be provided with a template to complete which contains all the information about your apprenticeship offer.Once this template is complete and returned to GET, our Employer Coordinator will upload all these details onto the government portal.Once listed you can either chose to have enquiries directed to a specific email address or linked to your companies recruitment webpage.
  • GET’s recruitment website page - GET will list all your apprenticeship vacancies on our website with either a link to a dedicated page on your website or an email address of your choice.

Initial Assessment

The results of the initial assessment plays a key part in the recruitment process enabling the employer to have the most accurate and valid information possible in order to make informed choices.

GET is legally required to ensure every learner has undertaken an Initial Assessment before starting on any apprenticeship programme to ensure the apprentice is being placed onto the most suitable programme. For each vacancy advertised, GET will conduct 3 free Initial Assessments with any further assessments being charged for.

Once you have filtered through your applications and decided on a short list, please provide GET with the learner conduct details so that they can arrange for the initial assessment to be undertaken. Potential apprentices will be given to results of their initial assessment before leaving the centre and the employer will receive a full list of results shortly afterwards.

Once you have made your selection, it is important to pass this information to GET as soon as possible to 1) guarantee their place and 2) for GET to cross check to ensure that the candidate hasn’t accepted any other offers from alternative employers.

Recruitment for Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes

The workplace level 2 is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of existing employees so the recruitment process for this programme is slightly different. Many employers will open this opportunity up to all the workforce or a selected pool of employees. GET supports this by providing the employer with all the relevant programme information and also supporting on site 'recruitment sessions' where potential candidates have the opportunity to come along and ask questions about the programme and the process.

Once the employer has selected a shortlist, GET will attend site to conduct initial assessments with all potential candidates and provide feedback to both the candidates and the employer. Once the employer has chosen the candidates to enrol, GET will attend site again to get all the necessary paperwork completed prior to the programme staring.

Funding For Apprenticeships

The size of your business and whether or not you pay the apprenticeship levy, will determine how much financial assistance is given by government to support apprenticeship provision.

If your business does not pay the apprenticeship levy, government will fund either 90% or 100% of the cost of apprenticeship training. Businesses with less than 50 employees will receive 100% contribution from government (up to the maximum funding cap) and businesses with 50 or more employees will be expected to make a 10% contribution towards the cost of the training, therefore receiving a 90% contribution from government.

If your business pays the Apprenticeship Levy, you will be expected to use this levy to cover the cost of your apprenticeship training.Government will top up your levy contributions by a further 10% each month.To find out more about the apprenticeship levy and whether or not your business is in scope to pay it click here.

Take a look at our infographic to find out 'What You Need to Know about Apprenticeship Funding'.

Contact us on info@get-trained.org to find out more about apprenticeships.


Leadership and Management Apprenticeships

GET can offer apprenticeships in Leadership and Management and Project Management via a partner organisation Gloucestershire Enterprise Limited (GEL).


Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

Who Should Attend?

This programme is ideal for individuals who are aspiring or existing Project Managers. It is ideal for those seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve performance, confidence and become more effective.

Why Should You Attend?

Associate project managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. Dependent upon the size of the organisation and the complexity of projects, associate project managers' job titles will vary, but typically they can include: assistant project manager, junior project manager, project team leader.

Course Outline

Our new Level 4 Associate Project Manager programme has been custom built to reflect the new standard. The programme will be delivered as a series of taught sessions at Twigworth and will be supported by e-workbooks and an online portal. The programme takes approximately 15-18 months to complete.

Course Outcome

Benefits For Individuals

  • Develop your ability to structure, lead, plan, communicate and manage risk to drive better results.
  • Use core project management tools and techniques to provide practical project management skills
  • Benchmark your capability against other APM-accredited professionals
  • Raise your professional profile within your organisation


Benefits for Employers

  • Target your learning and development in complete alignment with the latest apprenticeship standards - ensuring all learning is relevant, with no gaps in knowledge
  • Maximise your employees' confidence and readiness for End Point Assessment
  • Reward learner engagement and encourage professional progression
  • Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)


Learner Qualification Outcomes:

  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • IPMA Level D
  • ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership & Management

Assessment

End Point Assessment takes place on completion of the apprenticeship programme of learning. It is a comprehensive, holistic assessment of skills and knowledge against the whole apprenticeship standard involving:

  • Portfolio & Presentation (50%)
  • Professional Discussion (50%)

Progression

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring
  • BA (Hons) in Leadership & Management


Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

Who Should Attend?

Ideal for aspiring professionals taking their first step onto line management, or those with some experience of managing a team or project to deliver clearly defined outcomes.

Why Should You Attend?

Designed for Level 3 managers with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role. They'll likely have job titles like Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.

Course Outline

Our new Level 3 Diploma for Managers has been custom built to reflect the new standard. The programme will be delivered as a series of taught sessions at Twigworth and will be supported by e-workbooks and an online portal. The programme takes approximately 15-18 months to complete.

Course Outcomes

Benefits to Individuals

  • Develop a range of essential management skills applied and refined in a real working environment
  • Build the leadership capability to motivate teams and influence with confidence
  • Gain a broad understanding of key management and leadership theory to underpin and support growth and performance

Benefits for Employers

  • Target your learning and development in complete alignment with the latest apprenticeship standards - ensuring all learning is relevant, with no gaps in knowledge
  • Maximise you employees' confidence and readiness for End Point Assessment
  • Reward learner's engagement and drive completion with ILM digital credentials


Assessment

End Point Assessment takes place on completion of the apprenticeship programme of learning. It is a comprehensive holistic assessment of skills and knowledge against the whole apprenticeship standard involving:

  • Portfolio of Work (20%)
  • Online knowledge-based test (30%)
  • Competency-based interview (30%)
  • Professional discussion (20%)

Progression

Successful Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • ILM Level 4 Award in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 5 Diploma for Leaders & Managers


Operations / Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Who Should Attend?

This programme is ideal for individuals who manage teams or projects and are responsible for achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives as part of their organisation's strategy.

Why Should You Attend?

Level 5 managers are responsible for everything from crediting and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change and for financial and resource management. Responsibilities also include talent management and coaching and mentoring. Roles may also include those of the Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager and the Department Manager, as well as other specialist managers.

Course Outline

Our new Level 5 Diploma for Managers has been custom built to reflect the new standard. The programme will be delivered as a series of taught sessions at Twigworth and will be supported by e-workbooks and an online portal. The programme takes approximately 15-18 months to complete.

Course Outcomes

Benefits for Individuals

  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire to drive better results
  • Use core management techniques to provide practical leadership and operational management skills
  • Benchmark your managerial capability against other professionals
  • Raise your professional profile within your organisation

Benefits for Employers

  • Target your learning and development in complete alignment with the latest apprenticeship standards - ensuring all your learning is relevant, with no gaps in knowledge
  • Maximise your employee's confidence and readiness for End Point Assessment
  • Reward learner engagement and drive completion with ILM digital credentials


Assessment

End Point Assessment takes place on a completion of the apprenticeship programme of learning. It is a comprehensive holistic assessment of skills and knowledge against the whole apprenticeship standard involving:

  • Portfolio of work (20%)
  • Work-based project presentation (20%)
  • Online knowledge-based test (30%)
  • Competency-based interview (20%)
  • Professional Discussion (10%)


Progression

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:

  • BA (Hons) in Leadership & Management
  • ILM Level 7 qualifications in Leadership & Management


If you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact us on info@get-trained.org


Things to know when taking on an Apprentice

Safeguarding Learners - Employers Guide

Gloucestershire Engineering Training is committed to making sure that all our learners are protected. We follow the statutory guidance in “Keeping children safe in education” including changes to safeguarding requirements from September 2016. (The term ‘children’ includes all learners under the age of 18.) If you wish to view this document please visit www.gov.uk.

The following important information will ensure that you have an understanding of what safeguarding is and what to do if you suspect abuse. More importantly, we hope it will enable you to be confident in your own understanding of the subject and your responsibilities as an employer.

Safeguarding is protecting individuals from all forms of neglect and abuse, preventing harm to individuals’ health or development and ensuring that their working environment fully complies with statutory Health and Safety legislation.

If an apprentice wishes to talk to you about a matter which you think may be abuse-related (see the list below)

DO

Ø Take it seriously

Ø Report the disclosure immediately to your Designated Safeguarding Officer if you have one or speak to Tara Lavoie at GET who will be able to advise - t.lavoie@get-trained.org or 01452 423461 (Option 6)

Ø Keep a record of what the Apprentice says

DON’T

Ø Dismiss the allegation of abuse

Ø Promise confidentiality

Ø Ask leading questions

Ø Investigate the allegations yourself

If you are concerned that an apprentice may be at risk but s/he has not chosen to speak to you, please contact Tara Lavoie at GET as a matter of urgency.

Areas of abuse include:

Ø Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Ø Bullying including cyberbullying

Ø Domestic violence

Ø Drugs

Ø Fabricated or induced illness

Ø Faith abuse

Ø Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Ø Gangs and youth violence

Ø Gender-based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Ø Mental health

Ø Private fostering

Ø Radicalisation

Ø Sexting

Ø Teenage relationship abuse

Ø Forced marriage

If at any stage during an apprentices programme you become concerned about a learners safety or well-being please raise this immediately with one of our designated persons (please see diagram) who will look into these concerns further.

Facilities At Barnwood Point

To find out more about the facilities for learners at Barnwood Point, please click here.

Support Services For Learners

To read more about the learner welfare and support services, please click here


Other Courses

As well as Apprenticeships, GET also offers Further and Higher Education Programmes and Skills Training. Click for more information.


Learner Handbook

There are a number of policies and procedures in place which learners are expected to adhere whilst they are on programme with GET. They are all contained with the learner handbook which is available for apprentices on site and via our VLE. A copy of the handbook is also accessible via this link.


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