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In recent news the government reported that Apprenticeship uptake has declined since the introduction to the levy in April 2017. We believe this is down to employers not fully understanding how the apprenticeship levy works and unaware of the benefits of apprenticeship programmes. Contact us today and let us walk you through the minefield and help you decide how best to invest in your organisation's development through apprenticeship programmes.
Don't underestimate what an apprenticeship programme can do for your business. Youngsters no longer have a corner on the market for apprenticeships.
Taking time to develop your existing team into future roles or taking on apprentices of any age to learn your business means that you can grow and retain your own talent. We work closely with businesses to develop programmes which are aligned with their needs and will aim to generate a return on investment through the activities apprentices undertake throughout their learning.
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Apprentices will always be stretched to develop their English and Maths skills alongside their apprenticeship. Enhancing these skills increases confidence in using maths in a business environment, speaking to groups and preparing professionally written reports. All vital skills required in business today. You may wish to run a programme just for functional skills and that's fine too. The government fully funds this type of learning for those who haven't achieved English and Maths at grade C.
Is your apprenticeship programme off course and your learners are behind where they should be?
We have a number of fully qualified tutors/assessors with current occupational competence who can start work straight away and get your programme back on track quickly, either to completion or until you are ready to take them back.
A tutor left and you don't have a replacement yet?
Take the pressure off and let us look after your learners to ensure they are still making progress until you recruit your perfect replacement.
Need a short term solution to help your learners or tutors with functional skills?
English, Maths and ICT up to level 2 support tutors available to take individual or groups through exam preparation.
The Bristow Partnership Ltd were bought in to 'rescue' a programme with 8 drivers who had been enrolled onto a level 2 Driving Goods Vehicle Programme in March 17 but had made no progress and were just about to be withdrawn.
Lisa & Paul Bristow were able to step in to get the group back on track initially holding a 2 day workshop to cover all the knowledge required and to complete both discussions for functional skills English level 2 and presentations for those working at level 2. They even managed to incorporate training and discussions on the PREVENT agenda.
With 3 months until the programme end, they continued to work with learners both as groups and individually to get all functional skills tests completed and driving observations conducted. The learners all completed on time.
If you are a Training Provider going through a challenging time,whatever reason , get in touch for an informal discussion on how we might support you.
The fourth cohort of the Open University's Certificate in Leadership programme was a resounding success with the introduction of a return on investment challenge. Participants recognised the need to 'give back' to their employer for the investment in their development and each one came up with an idea to generate more income, improve process efficiency or reduce costs. We targeted them to pay back at least the investment of £2000 and the average amount returned was £9000 per learner. This demonstrates that it really does pay to develop your employees.
I’ve waited to endorse as so many training programmes can feel like you’ve learnt/made a difference from them at the time but you realise that longer term old habits slip back in however, it sounds like a big statement, but I’m a different person personally and professionally since taking part and a large part of that is how motivated I was to engage and get the most from the programme by Lisa’s extensive knowledge and innovative approach to development; Lisa did not teach us how to be leaders; she led and encouraged us to be world class leaders for ourselves. Inspired – Thanks Lisa!
My Line manager was really impressed, both with my presentation, the course, and my self awareness, she thought it was spot on. It seems this course has touched parts that other courses don’t quite reach!
I was inspired by the transformational leadership outlook of the module, challenging and breaking through barriers has never been my driver at work. However I am starting to appreciate that this starts with me…
I enjoyed, had fun and learned with others during this process. I followed the key values of Action Learning Sets; honesty – honest with oneself and others; respect – respecting others and their viewpoint; responsibility – taking responsibility for our own learning practice and actions.
Dr S. Minocha
This has been a very personal journey. …I will move from being a manager to being a leader – a difference that this course has certainly impressed upon me.
S. Eglinton Pacitti
I’ve done a lot of different training and learning but found that I really enaged with this far more deeply than I have anything I’ve done in the past – I think it’s got a lot to do with the way the course is planned and facilitated. The coaching element has been particularly helpful in motivating me to make changes in my practice and grow as a leader and manager – a brilliant experience.
I have been hugely inspired to progress with being more forward looking and strategic in approach. To achieve this and continue my leadership journey I’m using the fish philosophy, by adopting find it live it coach it – my it is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra.
The 18 month pilot Magnet Apprenticeship Programme saw apprentices experience every role in a Magnet trade and Retail store including gaining a forklift truck license to designing kitchens for customers using CAD. Apprentices pitched their individual business improvement ideas to senior managers in a Dragon's Den style pitch, some of which are now being implemented. The programme was highly commended at the National Apprenticeships Awards for Best large employer newcomer Rolls Royce Award.