Recruiting an apprentice

Employing an apprentice might seem like a big undertaking, but with our help and experience of apprentice recruitment, it’s never been easier to do.

How do I recruit an apprentice?

We offer free recruitment services to employers on the condition that the candidate we introduce to you is sent to us for the delivery of their apprenticeship.

Call is on 01656 74 66 88 and a member of the Business Development team will discuss your needs and guide you through the recruitment process.

What should I know before recruiting an apprentice?

There are a few basic things to be aware of before you commit to employing an apprentice.

Firstly, employing an apprentice is exactly that – a commitment. As their employer you are offering your apprentice a place to learn, train and develop their practical skills whilst contributing to your business alongside your other employees, and this is is a process that can take some time. Typical apprentices can take up to four years to qualify completely.

Secondly, apprentices are not entitled to special benefits. Aside from the additional time they require for mentoring, they are subject to all the same policies and procedures as your other employees, including holiday entitlement, disciplinary procedures, overtime, etc.

Thirdly, apprentices must be paid in line with National Minimum Wage or Apprentice Minimum Wage requirements.

Apprentices on our programmes must be released one day a week to our centre in Pyle for off-the-job training. They must be paid for this day.

We are contractually required to carry out a health and safety appraisal on your premises before your apprentice is enrolled. We will also ask for a copy of your up-to-date Employers Liability Insurance.

Apprenticeships are interactive programmes that will require your active input in the form of reviews, regularly carried out by us over the course of the apprentice’s training.

We are dedicated to making education available to all, to delivering learning programmes and services that will meet the needs of the people we train and the companies we support.

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Find us at:

11 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6BL

Contact us on:

enquiries@xrtraining-wales.co.uk

01656 74 66 88