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Apprenticeships provide young people and adults with the opportunity to earn while they learn in a real job and to gain a real qualification. Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce and businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long term development. Apprentices can be new or current employees so can be used to recruit and train new staff or to develop existing staff.
Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors, can last from 12 months to 4 years and can provide training from GCSE up to degree level. They are linked to job roles or occupations so are relevant to your business needs.
From April 2017, all UK employers with an annual pay bill of over £3million will pay a levy of 0.5% of their paybill. They can re-claim this in the form of digital vouchers which can only be used to pay for training apprentices. Employers with an annual pay bill of less than £3million will also be able to access money from the levy to pay for training apprentices. For more information on how the levy will work and how to access funding to pay for apprenticeships please visit GOV.UK website.
Basingstoke College of Technology offer a wide range of apprenticeships. For information and to view current list of apprenticeships visit BCoT for Business website. If the apprenticeship you are interested in is not listed, contact the team on 01256 306237 or email@example.com to see how they can help.
Basingstoke ITEC offer apprenticeships in Information Technology, Telecoms, Software & Web, Digital Marketing, Business & Administration and Customer Service. For more information about apprenticeships visit the Basingstoke ITEC website.
The University of Winchester has developed one of the first digital and technology degree apprenticeship programmes in the country. Whether a multi-national company or a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME), this is a great opportunity for you to recruit new talent and/or encourage progression from the existing Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme.
For more information about Degree apprenticeship in digital and technology solutions visit the University of Winchester's website or contact Stella McKnight on 01962 826478.
Business and education working together
Links between business and education inspire, motivate and inform young people about the world of work and help ensure our future workforce develop the skills businesses need.
Basingstoke Consortium provides a number of opportunities for businesses and individuals to work with colleges and schools to provide workshops, business talks, work experience placements and other activities.
If you would like to find out more about how to get involved visit Basingstoke Consortium website, call 01256 840710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing your employees
As well as apprenticeships, Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) also offer a range of work related courses and can offer bespoke training on request. Please visit BCoT website for more information about course or contact the team on 01256 306237 or email@example.com.
Destination Basingstoke has developed a brochure to help local companies attract university graduates to the are(PDF)[6.91MB] (opens in new window). If you’re a a business with career opportunities in the area, email Destination Basingstoke or call 01256 461167.
Basingstoke Employment and Skills Zone
The Employment and Skills Zone brings together a number of agencies who support people into work, provide skills and employability training and offer work experience opportunities. The partnership aims to avoid duplication of services and increase the range of services available to those looking for work.
A regular e-bulletin is sent to around 40 local agencies working with potential job seekers. If you have a vacancy in Basingstoke you would like to promote via this bulletin please forward the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As well as promoting vacancies, the partnership can also offer companies help with the recruitment process and has provided pre-employment training, interview space and candidate selection to companies relocating to Basingstoke or expanding their workforce. If you would like to know more about the partnership, please see the Basingstoke and Deane Employment and Skills Zone webpages or contact email@example.com.