Skern Training and Skills offers support to your organisation in designing, managing and delivering the best apprenticeship provision just the way you want it.


We pride ourselves in understanding the needs of the Apprentice alongside that of the business, whilst fully satisfying the requirements of ESFA and making the most of your investments.   

We know that a well managed apprenticeship allows the learner to focus on their career path and the business to thrive on the energy and determination they demonstrate, ensuring their valuable talent is fully utilised. 


What's in it for me?

What an apprenticeship can do for you?

Apprenticeships can help create a fantastic pipeline of talent within your business, identifying & safeguarding against organisational skill gaps whilst also allowing learners to earn whilst they learn. This allows you the opportunity to plan, shape & deliver training that is specific to your organisational needs.


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


What we can 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.


Working with us

Our experienced team offer high quality apprenticeship training bespoke to your organisation, ensuring an apprentice attains the knowledge, skills & behaviours required to succeed & continue development within the workplace. 

Skern is an established and trusted name within training and development, providing fantastic learning experiences throughout its history. We understand entirely the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for an apprentice to excel within your organisation & employ a passionate and highly experienced training delivery team full-time to ensure high quality. 

What an Apprenticeship with Skern Training & Skill 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 

  • English & Maths Functional Skills supported by BKSB

  • An in-depth additional learning needs analysis & support through Cognassist 


Our apprenticeships

  • Outdoor activity instructor (Level 3)

  • Hospitality Team Member (Level 2)

  • Hospitality Supervisor (Level 3)

  • Team leader or Supervisor (Level 3)

  • Operations or Departmental Manager (Level 5)

Apprenticeships explained

Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job.

Apprentices can be new or current employees. You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage.​

Your apprentice must:

•    work with experienced staff
•    learn job-specific skills
•    get time for training or study during their working week (at least 20% of their normal working hours)

An apprenticeship is based on a standard minimum of 12 months and 30 hours a week. 

Apprenticeship levy

The apprenticeship levy was introduced by the government on 6 April 2017. If you’re a UK employer whose annual pay bill is £3 million, you may be required to pay it.

Set at 0.5% of your annual pay bill, the levy is part of the government’s plans to increase the number of UK apprenticeships and improve how they are funded. 

The government will apply a 10% monthly top-up to the funds that enter your new Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account.

Your DAS funds take the form of vouchers. You can spend these on training from members of the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

For more information on how to pay the levy please refer to our FAQ’s

Apprentice recruitment

There are several steps to taking on an apprentice.
•    Choose an apprenticeship for your business or organisation.
•    Find an organisation that offers training for the apprenticeship you’ve chosen.
•    Check what funding is available, including incentive payments of up to £2,000 for apprentices you hire before 31 January 2021.
•    Advertise your apprenticeship - you or your training provider can do this through the find an apprenticeship service.
•    Select your apprentice and make an apprenticeship agreement and commitment statement with them.


How long it lasts

Apprenticeships must last for at least a year. They can last up to 5 years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.