Welcome to Apprenticeships for All

Your employees are invaluable, they bring experience and expertise which are crucial to the success of your business, so why not take this knowledge and build on it further. Your good employees could be great, your great employees could be excellent and your excellent employees could excel.

Speak to our team today on how you can use Apprenticeships to upskill your existing workforce of any age and professional level. We can give you support and guidance on who within your existing team could be progressing to reach their potential, meaning your business can reach greater heights too.

There are many myths surrounding Apprenticeships as it can be a confusing and difficult to navigate arena. Visit our Myth Buster section below and find out if the Apprenticeship route could be the perfect choice for your business.

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Myth Buster

Click on the ‘Myths’ below to reveal the ‘Facts’ about Apprenticeships.

The Myth: Apprenticeships are only for school leavers, as an alternative to Higher Education

The Facts:  Apprenticeships are open to those of any age (after school leaving age) and although they may be more prevalent in the minds of school leavers choosing their initial career paths, they are by no means limited to this age group alone. An apprenticeship may be the perfect fit for someone later in life looking for a career change, a lifestyle change, a re-training option, or just looking to further themselves to the next step.

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The Myth: Apprenticeships are only for new starters to the business

The Facts: One of the routes into employment for many may come in the form of an Apprenticeship, however there are a wealth of Apprenticeship opportunities for those who are already employed by your business. Once you have identified which of your workforce may be suitable for skill enhancement, promotion or career progression, an apprenticeship is a great way for them to further their development, gain qualifications and in turn take on more senior roles within the business.

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The Myth: Apprenticeships are for people at the beginning of the career ladder

The Facts: There are a wide range of Apprenticeship qualifications on offer and these are suitable for people at all different stages in their professional career development. There are leadership qualifications, managerial qualifications and degree level apprenticeships all on offer for those whom this is the next step.

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The Myth: Apprenticeships need constant direct supervision and would take up too much of your time

The Facts: As with any employee within a business, there is a need to ensure that the employee feels supported and valued. There is wrap around support available to ensure that you have sufficient internal infrastructure in place to ensure the employee completing the Apprenticeship has the support they need, and the level of supervision required. This could include coaching, mentorship and soft skills, alongside upskilling supervisors on how to confidently manage an Apprentice.

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The Myth: Apprenticeships cost the business a lot of money - we have no training budget!

The Facts: Whilst there are grants available for taking on a new Apprentice, upskilling your current employees with an apprenticeship is a cost effective way to develop your workforce.

The Apprenticeship Levy is a key way of being able to utilise available funds without needing to impact on your own budget.

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The Myth: You need to have a certain level of qualification to take up an Apprenticeship

The Facts: The level of Apprenticeship being considered will determine the pre-requisites to complete the course. However, not having certain qualifications does not mean you cannot complete your desired course, it may simply mean you have to embark on one of the functional skills courses, before you can progress.

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The Myth: Apprenticeship are for entry level qualifications only

The Facts: If you already have qualifications, recent or historic, there are still ways for you to further your learning, using an Apprenticeship. There are offerings in levels equivalent to A-Level, Degree and even masters that can be fully funded up to £27,000.

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The Myth: You must spend 20% off the job training, which means one day per week spent outside of the business

The Facts: There is much flexibility in the 20% commitment than just taking a day out of the business. This could be a study day off site, but it could also be shadowing fellow colleagues, leading a specific project, working with another team within the business. Anything which sits outside your job description which allows you to grow your knowledge and develop an understanding of the qualification you are working towards counts to this 20%.

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“We offer opportunities to build a career in a company that values an entrepreneurial spirit combined with agility.”

Ruth Burns – Thornton & Ross - Corporate Communications Manager

2021-08-03T14:14:38+00:00

Ruth Burns – Thornton & Ross - Corporate Communications Manager

“We offer opportunities to build a career in a company that values an entrepreneurial spirit combined with agility.”
“I think an apprenticeship is as successful as you make it; by throwing yourself in and taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible, you can really make it your own.”

Hannah Faulkner – Connect Housing - Community Housing Officer

2021-08-03T14:17:16+00:00

Hannah Faulkner – Connect Housing - Community Housing Officer

“I think an apprenticeship is as successful as you make it; by throwing yourself in and taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible, you can really make it your own.”
"Through a strong ethos of providing opportunities for development, to highlight just a few examples, we have individuals managing the centres that they once lifeguarded, members of the IT department who started their careers manning the reception desks and individuals now leading the recruitment and development of our workforce that they were once a junior member of."

Amanda Matthews – Kirklees Active Leisure – HR Manager

2021-08-12T09:23:04+00:00

Amanda Matthews – Kirklees Active Leisure – HR Manager

"Through a strong ethos of providing opportunities for development, to highlight just a few examples, we have individuals managing the centres that they once lifeguarded, members of the IT department who started their careers manning the reception desks and individuals now leading the recruitment and development of our workforce that they were once a junior member of."

How We Can Help

Kirklees Apprenticeships For All can provide a wide range of services in your journey to upskilling your workforce using the Apprenticeship schemes within your business.

  • Encourage apprenticeship take-up focusing on career progression
  • Provide skills gap analysis to assist employers to identify skills gaps and how it can be addressed using apprenticeships.
  • Supporting employers to build internal capacity to provide support and career development for staff.
  • Wrap around services to help individuals to access apprenticeships; literacy/numeracy, softer skills and career planning.
  • Business mentoring & peer to peer support sharing employer good practice and success stories.
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