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Apprenticeships for business

 £7,500 funding available now

How would you like:

  • £7,500 in your account
  • To increase profit and revenue
  • To increase market share
  • To increase productivity
  • A talented full time staff member for £55 per week
  • Free 12 months training for your workforce

Sound good? Call LearningSkills now to employ a highly skilled apprentice. We have a pool of talented young people ready to work in your business regardless of where you are based. This means you have no recruitment headache - we do everything - all you have to do is choose the best apprentice.

We deliver apprenticeships in:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • ICT
  • Hospitality
  • Health and Social Care
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Cleaning and Support

Don't just take our word for it, view our video with testimonials from local employers.

Businesses can also download our information pack (pdf, 799Kb) about how an apprentice can not only save you money, but can increase your revenue, profit and market share.

What is an apprentice?

An apprentice is an employee who receives on-the-job training and learning to develop a specific skill. The apprenticeship leads to a nationally recognised certificate such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). As an employer, you can use apprenticeships to train both existing and new employees.

Apprenticeship training

We have provided vocational training for over five years, led by industry  experienced tutors. The apprenticeship course content has been designed in consultation with businesses to ensure the training develops the relevant skills and knowledge the apprentice needs in the workplace.

In a recent OFSTED inspection, our close working with employers was highly praised. We were praised for our:

  • Highly responsive and flexible approach
  • Emphasis on high quality in everything adult learning and skills does
  • Helpful and resourceful staff
  • Bespoke training packages

Source: OFSTED Inspection Report, November 2010

Benefits to learners

  • Study whilst working
  • Achieve a number of qualifications
  • Become marketable in the job market
  • Progress to further vocational and academic qualifications including degree courses
  • Put your learning into practice and develop your skills on the job

Benefits to businesses

  • Reduce your training and recruitment costs
  • Bring new ideas and skills into your organisation
  • Create your ideal employee of the future
  • Increase your organisations productivity

Contact us

Adult Learning and Skills

Phone: 0191 433 8727 / 07825 552 087
Email: apprenticeships@gateshead.gov.uk