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Apprenticeships with SLC

With the government pledging to create 3 million Apprenticeships by 2020, Apprenticeships are here to stay, so what are they and how can they help your business to thrive?

What is an Apprenticeship?

  • Apprentices work as a paid employee within an organisation whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • They work for at least 30 hours a week and training for their qualification will take place either at work or in College, usually for one day per week
  • Apprenticeships take between 1-5 years depending on the level, framework, sector and prior skills
  • Available to current and new employees, they start from GCSE or equivalent up to degree level

As part of their employment, Apprentices must:

  • Work with experienced staff
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Study for a work-based qualification during their working week, e.g. at College
  • Be paid the national minimum wage for Apprenticeships

The Benefits

  • Fill your skills gaps: an Apprentice’s training is tailored to your organisation’s needs, resulting in a loyal, motivated work force
  • Increase productivity by developing staff skills and expertise
  • Value for money: a cost effective way to attract new talent and fresh eyes into your organisation
  • Cost saving: we can advertise your vacancies and recruit the best candidates for your needs

Money & Funding

As part of their employment, Apprentices must be paid the national minimum wage for Apprenticeships - £3.40 (October 2016).

The Levy: from April 2017, funding for Apprenticeships is changing… click here to discover more about the levy and what it will mean for you.

What do we offer?

We work alongside our federated college, North Warwickshire & Hinckley College to provide Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) and some Higher Apprenticeships in the following areas:

Offered at NWHC 
Offered at SLC
Offered at both colleges
Area Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Business & Administration        
Business Administration    
Social Media & Digital Marketing      
IT, Software, Web & Telecomns Professionals  
IT Application Specialist     
Team Leading      
Creative Arts & Digital Media        
Creative & Digital Media      
Engineering Manufacture including Electronic, Maintenance, Mechanical & Technical Support      
Improving Operational Performance      
Health & Life Sciences        
Childcare: Children and Young People's Workforce      
Childcare: Children and Young People's Workforce - Early Years Education      
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools     
Health & Social Care    
Business Administration    
Clinical Health    
Health & Healthcare Support Services      
Cleaning & Support Services      
Customer Services      
Marternity & Paediatric Support      
Health - Perioperative Support      
Assistant Practitioner      
Transport, Logistics & Built Environment        
Maintenance Operations      
Fork Lift Maintenance & Repair    
Warehousing & Storage      
Logistics Operations      
Driving Goods Vehicles       
Traffic Office      
Light Vehicle Maintenance    
Trowel Occupations      
Wood Occupations      
Painting & Decorating    
Service Industries        
Beauty Therapy    
Nail Services      

Employing an Apprentice

Direct Employment
After taking a recruitment brief, the College will support you to advertise your vacancy on the Apprenticeship website, through Jobcentre Plus, as well as through the College’s official website and social media channels. Once the vacancy has closed, we will support you to shortlist applications against a set criteria and invite successful candidates into College for assessments and informal interviews. We will then support you to organise formal interviews with each candidate. Once you have selected a candidate, we will arrange the Apprenticeship Training and provide you with ongoing support from an assessor who has knowledge of your industry.

Why work with us?

  • Extensive experience in working with small, medium and large employers across a range of industries
  • We’ll work with you to develop a training programme that perfectly fits your needs
  • High qualityrecruitment and selection service
  • Ongoing support from assessors with in-depth knowledge of your industry
  • Central, easy to access locations
  • Campuses equipped with the specialised equipment your Apprentice needs to become an expert in their field

To find out more and to get involved, contact us on 0116 264 3535 (option 5) email 

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Phone: 0116 264 3535
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