Government funding is available for all members to train and upskill existing and new staff through the Governments Apprenticeship Scheme. 

Apprenticeship training is available to meet the needs of many job roles. To find out what apprenticeships are available and see the Governments Approved Provider list please click here.

We recommend Government approved training provider Recruitment Juice and the following 3 qualifications:

Recruitment Consultant Programme

Level 3 Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship. 

The awarding body is Skillsfirst and on completion of this programme the learner will have achieved the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment Practice – Achieved by completing 6 assignments. Learner can use the letters CertPRP after their names once achieved.
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment – Mandatory & Optional units chosen by learner, line manager and mentor. Learner can use the letters DipRP after their names once achieved.
  • Level 3 Recruitment Consultant Standard – This confirms that the learner has satisfied all of the criteria of the standard and possesses all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of an effective Recruitment Consultant.

Pursuing this qualification supports high performance through a blended learning programme of engaging online learning and assessment and individual coaching. It’s focused on supporting individuals to achieve in recruitment and progress towards more senior roles.

Recruitment Resourcer Programme

Level 2 Recruitment Resourcer Apprenticeship. 

The awarding body is Skillsfirst and on completion of this programme the learner will have achieved the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing – Achieved by completing 7 assignments. Learners can use the letters CertRR after their name once achieved.
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing – Mandatory & Optional units chosen by learner, line manager and mentor.
  • Level 2 Recruitment Resourcer Standard – This confirms that the learner has satisfied all the criteria of the standard and possesses all the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of an effective Recruitment Resourcer.

Pursuing this qualification supports high performance at work through a blended learning programme of engaging online learning, assessment and individual coaching. It’s focused on personal development and helps individuals acquire the relevant skills and knowledge and behaviours to achieve in recruitment resourcing.

It’s focused on supporting individuals to achieve in recruitment and progress towards more senior roles and, if it supports their chosen career progression, learners can continue their studies with the Recruitment Juice Level 3 Apprenticeship in Recruitment Consultancy.

Leadership & Management Programme

The Team Leader Apprenticeship, which offers management training for recruiters, is applicable to professional team leaders and first line managers in all sectors and all sizes of recruitment organization. This includes individuals who are at the start of their career in leadership and management and who wish to take their first steps into professional management.

The programme includes the achievement of The Level 3 Diploma in Management. Successful completion of the standard entitles your staff member to Associate Membership of The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

How the apprenticeship programmes work

Most apprenticeships take 12-18 months to complete. Experienced trainers will train, support and coach your learners every month as they work through a structured blended training programme that will help develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to succeed in their careers. On completion, there is an End Point Assessment to embed the learning and knowledge they have gained.

How much funding is available? 

  • Levy Payers: (Annual wage bill over £3M) – 100% of the cost is funded from your Levy.  After you have used all of your Levy pot you are required to pay 5% of the cost and the government pays 95% which equates to £16 per learner per month.  There is no limit on the number of learners you can have on programme.
  • Non-Levy Payers: (Annual wage bill under £3M) – The government funds 95% of the cost and you pay 5%. This equates to only £16 per month per learner for a programme that would normally cost £5000 per person.

To find out what apprenticeships are available and see the Governments approved provider list please visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk.

Expert Guidance on Levy Transfer and SME Apprenticeships

APSCo is delighted to be supporting DfE and local authorities in their drive to show the positive aspects apprenticeships have on individuals, employers, local communities and the UK’s skills gaps.
 
Contact details for the national network of Apprenticeship Advisors and Levy Transfer Services are available here.
 
Tania Bowers, a DfE Apprenticeship Ambassador has recorded two on demand webinars, intended to signpost how levy paying employers and SMEs can benefit from the scheme.

Levy Paying Employers:
Help SMEs to upskill their workforce and reduce the UK’s skills gap, whilst meeting your ED&I and ESG targets

In this webinar, aimed at larger employers Tania Bowers, an Apprenticeship Ambassador and APSCo’s Global Public Policy Director talks to Amy Glanville, Apprenticeships Programme Manager of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Stephen Ram Kissun Account Manager of the London Progressive Collaboration, an initiative run by the IPPR with JP Morgan and the Mayor of London. Points covered include:

  • How larger employers across England can get help with red tape, and be introduced to SMEs to fund their apprenticeship training costs
  • Examples of the UK’s largest employers actively engaging with SMEs to fund higher level apprenticeships, providing mentoring and strategic support in addition to the financial transfer to meet their own ED & I objectives 
  • How ESG targets can be met by funding specific skills needs in your area

This webinar is aimed both at our larger members with levy pots available and as a value-add education piece our members can offer their clients. The webinar slides and contact details across the country are available in addition to the short on demand webinar.

Access the recording here.

Access slides here and here.

SME employers:
Get help to navigate the apprenticeship scheme, learn how to be introduced to larger levy paying employers, access higher level apprenticeships to reduce your skills gap and upskill your team

In this webinar, aimed at SME members and SME clients, Tania Bowers, an Apprenticeship Ambassador and APSCo’s Global Public Policy Director talks to Amy Glanville Apprenticeships Programme Manager of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Jodi Fair, Solent Apprenticeship and Skills Hub Manager of the Solent Apprenticeship Hub. Points covered include:

  • How SMEs can get one to one help across the country to navigate the apprenticeship scheme and access levy transfer funds
  • Apprenticeships are appropriate for all age groups and skill levels – and are intended to plug the UK’s skills gaps
  • How SMEs can benefit from a match with a larger employer – from mentoring to strategic support

This webinar is aimed both at our SME members and as a value-add education piece our members can offer their clients, to help them plug their skills gaps.
 
The webinar slides and contact details are available on our website in addition to the on demand webinar.

Access the recording here.

Access slides here.
 
We are always keen to have feedback and case studies on how you get involved with apprenticeships. So, if your organisation has a story to tell please contact [email protected]