What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are combined work-based training and learning programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Most of the training is ‘on the job’ at the employer’s premises with the learning aspect being delivered by Betaris Training.
Betaris offer Apprenticeships across Gloucestershire and throughout England. Apprenticeships are offered to anyone aged 16 years and over and can be started at any time of the year. Apprenticeship usually take between 12 – 24 months dependent of the level of qualification.
How do Apprenticeships Work?
Apprenticeships are designed to engage the employee to develop, utilise skills and qualities to be a productive, motivated team member within their job role. An Apprenticeship offers a structured programme that takes the employee through the skills set needed to do their job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that the employer is supporting the employee on programme and to make sure that they are making progress.
The employer pays the Apprentice a working wage, and support the Apprenticeship on programme. Depending on the qualification an Apprentice may need to gain skills relevant to the job role such as team working, communication and using new technology. The Apprentice is entitled to the minimum wage, but this can be more dependent on the employers choice. Apprentices are eligible for annual holiday and sick leave (entitlement dependent on employer’s terms of employment).