Introduction to Apprenticeship Programmes
Whether you are an individual looking to join an apprenticeship programme, a company looking to recruit apprentices, or a company currently employing apprentices but looking for a training provider… GTG can help!
Looking to apply for an apprenticeship?
The Apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 or over the opportunity to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.
The programmes offer individuals the chance to gain skills and qualifications in various different occupations. From motor vehicle technicians and vehicle refinishers to business administrators and customer services, there is a huge number of career paths to choose from, whether apprentices are coming straight from school, from further education or are already in employment.
An apprenticeship will usually take anything from 12 to 36 months to complete, with apprentices achieving an S/NVQ level 3 qualification from SQA or I.M.I.
Are you an employer looking to recruit an apprentice?
Many businesses are still unaware of the benefits of investing in apprentices. Hiring apprentices can help businesses to grow and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
According to research recently conducted by the IMI, a well-recruited apprentice can generate a return on investment between 150% and 300% by the end of their third year, based on a £50 hourly charge out rate. This means that, for every £1 invested, the business nets between £1.50 and £3.00. They also found that technicians from an apprentice background out-performed market-recruited technicians. Additionally, your business may be eligible for an apprenticeship grant or additional funding if you employ apprentices.
By employing young people who are keen to learn and develop themselves within your company, you will bring new energy and talent to your business. Apprentices also bring new knowledge to your business, as they are constantly learning and developing new skills.
Hiring apprentices means investing in the young people themselves, boosting their confidence and giving them a chance that they may not have otherwise had. You will also be helping the economy and helping to tackle the serious problem of unemployment.
From the beginning, GTG has been committed to investing in skills and investing in people. We recognise the importance of investing in the workforce of the future, whether it is young people leaving school or people looking to further their career. Training is essential, not only in career development, but also for personal development.
If you are interested in recruiting an apprentice or would like to find out more, please call 0141 950 5600.
Are you an employer looking for further training for your apprentices?
If you currently employ apprentices but are looking for a training provider to help them develop further, GTG has three state-of-the-art training facilities, located in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the West Midlands. We have training programmes in a variety of areas, from Vehicle Maintenance to Business Adminstration.
If you would like further information on the training available, please call 0141 950 5600 .