How they work

Apprenticeships are particularly suited to those who like to learn by hands-on and are available to anyone who is 16 or over.

It usually takes between 12-18 months to complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship and between 18 – 36 months to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship dependent on the occupational area.

Apprentices can start at any time during the year, after attending an interview and undertaking an initial assessment with a member of the Reaseheath Apprenticeships Team.

Generally, the Apprentice attends Reaseheath College either one day per week or on a block release program and the rest of the time spent in the workplace. You will therefore have to allow the Apprentice to attend college or off the job training. We also offer 100% workplace delivery should the learner have the relevant skills and qualifications.

Apprenticeship funding guidelines state that all apprenticeships include 20% off job training. Reaseheath Apprenticeships will support business and organisations to create a bespoke programme that maximises learning opportunities within the workplace ensuring added value to your business.

Each Apprentice has a college Work-based Assessor who visits them at least every 8 weeks, so you will need to allow an assessor from the college to visit your workplace. This is to carry out assessments, provide support to both Apprentice and employer, and to ensure that the welfare/health and safety needs of the Apprentice are being met. You will need employer’s liability insurance in place.