Is there an age limit?
No – apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week but can be any age from 16 upwards.
Where will training take Place?
Either day release at one of the Coleg Menai sites or Open Distance Learning, where delivery is in the workplace only.
How much does the employer pay the apprentice?
www.direct.gov.uk website or contact The Pay and Work Rights help line on 0800 9172368.
What qualifications are included?
This would depend on the route the learner is following but most Apprenticeship frameworks consist of an NVQ level 2 or 3, Technical Certificate and Essential Skills. For further details see the route specific section of the website or contact our general email for further information.
How long will the apprenticeship take to complete?
A Foundation Apprenticeship takes between 12 and 24 months and an Apprenticeship takes up to two years, depending on what route is being followed. When an apprentice signs up for the training scheme, they will be given a target time to finish.
Does the organisation need to be of a certain size?
There are no restrictions on the size of the employer with regards to apprenticeship learners.
What support will an employer get?
- Help with recruiting apprentices
- Guidance during learners apprenticeship programme
- Two Monthly Progress Reviews
What is the role of the Work Placement Officer?
Provide guidance and support for both learners and employers who undertake apprenticeship learning. Liaise between employers and Coleg Menai Programme Area staff.
Is there a limit to how many apprentices I can take on?
There is no limit to how many apprentices you could employ but you could discuss the implications of training with the Work Placement Officer in greater details before committing.
How do I find an apprentice?
If you do not have an employee who you wish to put on the apprenticeship scheme you can contact the Work Placement Officers within the College who often have a list of learners who are looking for an employer to support them in an Apprenticeship. There is also the Apprenticeship Matching Service available through Careers Wales which can be found on their website www.careerswales.com