Apprenticeships

What's in it for me?

Apprenticeships can help create a fantastic pipeline of talent within businesses, identifying & safeguarding against organisational skill gaps whilst also allowing learners to earn whilst they learn. We plan, shape and deliver training that is specific to organisational needs.

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Now is the perfect time to think about how to implement positive change, improvement, or growth within your business. The national focus for long term investment in the skills sector has produced many options and incentives to take advantage of. 

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What can we do for you?

In an ever-changing marketplace, we realise the importance of blending exceptional apprenticeship training within agile business needs. Our extensive knowledge of the skills sector & years of experience working with apprentices gives you the assurance that we are able to align the correct training needs for your organisation.

This begins with an in-depth organisational needs’ analysis through conversation with one of our highly skilled business development managers to best assess your requirements, ensuring we thoroughly understand what is important to you.

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Employer benefits

Apprenticeships allow employers to shape their workforce based on their specific needs. By providing targeted training and hands-on experience, employers can develop a team of skilled and competent workers who are aligned with their business goals.

Employers can tailor apprenticeship programs to match their goals, ensuring that apprentices learn the exact skills and competencies needed for the company's operations. This customisation leads to a workforce that is well-equipped to handle the company's unique challenges.
Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to hire and train individuals from the ground up. This can lower recruitment costs associated with traditional hiring methods and reduce turnover since apprentices are more likely to stay with the company that invested in their development.
Apprenticeships provide a pathway for individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter the workforce. This can help employers enhance their workforce diversity, contributing to a broader range of perspectives and ideas within the company.
Apprentices bring new perspectives and ideas, often influenced by the latest industry trends and technology. Their enthusiasm and willingness to learn can contribute to innovation and process improvements within the company. Many industries face skill shortages or gaps. Apprenticeships, therefore, are an opportunity for employers to address these gaps by training individuals with the specific skills they need.

The stats

72%

of businesses reported improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice

65%

of employers recognise the new ideas apprentices bring to their organisation

96%

of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business

90%

of apprentices stay on in
organisations after completing
an apprenticeship.

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For a truly unique apprenticeship

Apprenticeships allow employers to shape their workforce based on their specific needs. By providing targeted training and hands-on experience, employers can develop a team of skilled and competent workers who are aligned with their business goals.

Our programmes can include:
A tailor-made programme to deliver your apprenticeship 
A residential behavioural training course
An End-to-End digital Apprentice Management System partnering with Bud 
A tailor-made programme to deliver your apprenticeship 
An in-depth additional learning needs analysis & support through Cognassist 
Case Studies

Case Study: Enhancing Apprenticeship Development at Babcock through Skern

Crafting a cohesive and effective apprenticeship development programme for Babcock.

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For a brief overview of the legislative and practical requirements of employing and managing apprentices, download our apprenticeship handbook.

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Apprenticeships are a great alternative to full time education. Instead of purely classroom-based study, your apprenticeship helps build up work-based skills such as communication, teamwork, employer values and behaviours, all with rich hands-on experience!

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What can we do for you?

Skern Training and Skills offers support to your employer in designing, managing, and delivering the best apprenticeship provision just the way they want it. But we are also here to support you as an apprentice starting with getting you on the right apprenticeship with the right employer in order to support you with your chosen career path.

We pride ourselves in getting to fully understand the needs of yourself as the Apprentice, to understand what support you might require, to understand what your aspirations are, what. you hope to get out of the apprenticeship and to support you with the next steps after completing your apprenticeship. This could be progressing onto the next level of apprenticeship in your chosen area, a move into further education at a local college, to progress onto higher education or to help you secure that dream job!

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Apprentice benefits

Apprenticeships offer a range of benefits for employees which can enhance their skills, career opportunities, and personal development.

Apprenticeships provide practical, hands-on learning experiences which allow employees to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world working scenarios. This helps them to gain a deeper understanding of their field.
Apprenticeships focus on developing practical skills that are directly relevant to the job. Employees can therefore gain a range of technical, soft, and industry-specific skills that make them more valuable in the workforce, with personalised guidance, advice, and insights that can accelerate their professional growth.
Apprentices can gain new skills and demonstrate their capabilities as they become eligible for higher-level positions within the same company or industry. For many apprentices, there is a likelihood of being offered a permanent position within the company once their apprenticeship has been completed meaning there is a smooth transition into a full-time role.
Apprenticeships typically offer a wage which allows employees to earn money while they learn. This financial support can alleviate some of the financial pressures that come with education and training.

The stats

81%

of apprenticeships are in 4 top subject areas

59%

of apprenticeships are levy funded

90%

of apprentices stay on in
organisations after completing
an apprenticeship.

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We pride ourselves in getting to fully understand the needs of yourself as the apprentice, what support you might require, what your aspirations are, and what you hope to get out of an apprenticeship and beyond!

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Case Studies

My Journey into the industry: Jake Harmer

An STS apprentice's story

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