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Are apprenticeships right for your business?
- Do your existing staff need upskilling and development?
- Do you want to inject enthusiasm into your team?
- Does your business need an extra pair of hands that you can train your way?
- Are you fed up with having to shortlist from hundreds of CV’s?
- Would you like to give a new apprentice the chance to shine within your business?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES then TheLightBulbs apprenticeship programme is the answer for your organisation!
Funded by the ESFA and ESF, an Apprenticeship is a cost effective way of developing your staff and ultimately your organisation. An Apprenticeship with TheLightBulb not only gives your existing staff the opportunity to gain relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, it also allows you to engage new employees without incurring costly recruitment expenses.
Why should you take on an apprentice?
Supporting an apprentice is a rewarding experience, allowing you to not only shape their future career paths but to ensure that they are trained to work using your own methods and standards.
In addition the government is currently offering financial incentives to employers taking a 16-18 year old apprentice.
How can you recruit an Apprentice?
Let TheLightBulb do the work for you – we can prepare a shortlist of outstanding candidates in the age group you require to meet your job specification, you can then choose the right one for your business and together we can make them shine.
So why not choose a programme that’s right for your needs and see your staff start achieving the results you want for your business. Take that next step and contact us on 01268 270648 to find out how you can use Apprenticeships to help grow your business. Alternatively email us [email protected] or use the enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.
TheLightBulb is committed to improving and promoting best practice throughout the organisation and ensuring that the wellbeing of learners is safeguarded, that they are protected from harm (including radicalisation and extremism) and feel that we provide them with a safe environment to learn in and develop their careers. As an employer of an apprentice who will be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme with ourselves we will conduct a health and safety assessment prior to the start of their journey and continue to work with you to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
We have two members of staff that have been designated as Safeguarding Personnel and are your first points of contact should you have any concerns about the safety of an apprentice placed with yourselves.
In the event that you either have or want to report a safeguarding issue, please contact either Suzanne Tilling, Safeguarding Lead, or Andrea Gregory, Designated Safeguarding Officer, on 01268 270648 or by email [email protected] or [email protected]
In the event of both of the above being absent then please contact Lesley Jones (Managing Director) on 01268 270648 or email [email protected]
We will be discussing the Governments PREVENT agenda with your apprentice and encouraging them to learn more about radicalisation and extremism. To ensure that you are aware of what this means please click Prevent letter for new employers V2 Jan 2018 for more information around Prevent for employers. If you would like to participate or review the online training they will receive then please click here to access the Prevent Side-by-Side training.
Other Helpful Links
To employ an apprentice you will need to issue them with a contract of employment and have a health and safety policy for your organisation. We realise that Small Businesses may not necessarily have these documents to hand and therefore the following links will provide support and guidance as well as templates.
Health and Safety Policy Link
Contracts of employment useful Link