Modern Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes in which candidates build a portfolio of evidence over many months to convey professional competence in their respective area.
Every candidate is assigned a YouTrain Trainer/Assessor who provides support and guidance for the duration of the Apprenticeship Programme. Each candidate is also assigned a YouTrain E-Portfolio, this is where candidates collate all their evidence and is available anywhere, anytime with an internet connection.Enquire now
Although our Modern Apprenticeships are work-based qualifications, they all include some element of instructor-led training which is either compulsory or optional dependent on the Apprenticeship.
In Scotland, Modern Apprenticeships are funded by Skills Development Scotland. As an Approved National Training Provider, we are granted a national contract for the delivery of Modern Apprenticeships. The funding from Skills Development Scotland may either cover most of the training costs or may cover the training costs in full.
Our team can guide you through the whole Apprenticeship process. Click HERE to get started.
If you would like support with recruiting, we have an internal Apprentice recruitment team who can help you find the right person for your business. This end-to-end recruitment process consists of the following:
Our Apprentice Recruitment team place hundreds of Apprentices in businesses across Scotland on an annual basis, and would be delighted to support you!
Once your chosen candidate starts their new Apprentice role, they will be assigned their YouTrain Trainer/Assessor and will get started with their work-based Modern Apprenticeship.
As an Approved Modern Apprenticeship Training Provider, we receive funding from Skills Development Scotland for the delivery of Apprenticeships to candidates aged 16-19 and 20-24.
As long as candidates meet the above age criteria, are in an appropriate job role and are working more than 16 hours per week, they are eligible for Apprenticeship funding. Each year, we support hundreds of candidates through Apprenticeships who were with their employer for weeks, months or even years prior to engaging in a Modern Apprenticeship.
Employers cite many benefits to supporting their staff through Modern Apprenticeships including increased staff morale, increased job productivity, qualified staff and implementing a structured training plan with limited cost/admin overhead.
As an Approved Modern Apprenticeship Training Provider, we do receive funding from Skills Development Scotland which is likely to cover the majority if not all the Apprenticeship training costs. However, there are still some costs which employers must be aware of.Salary
Apprenticeship funding does not cover the salary of the Apprentice and so this is a cost to employer.
Although the salary is completely your decision, when asked we recommend employers pay a starting salary of £11-13, 000 which is competitive in the Apprenticeship market.Recruitment / Registration & Certification
Modern Apprenticeships are funded at different rates based on type and age of candidate, and so dependent upon the Apprenticeship you are looking at you may incur some additional nominal fees.
If your chosen Modern Apprenticeship carries a low funding rate, the maximum additional charge would be as follows:
End-to-end Apprentice Recruitment Service - £500
Apprentice Registration & Certification - £200
Maximum total Apprenticeship cost = Salary + £700 (Exc. VAT)
This largely depends on what you are looking for. Our Apprentices range from 16-year old school leavers to 24-year old graduates, and everything in between.
As the employer, you know who is a fit for your business and as long as they meet the Apprenticeship funding criteria* we’re delighted to deliver the Modern Apprenticeship. If we are recruiting for you, again our team will ensure they have a clear understanding of what you are looking for and who is a fit.
*16-24, in a relevant role, and working more than 16 hours per week
A successful Apprenticeship absolutely requires a harmonious partnership between Employer and Training provider. We manage the Apprenticeship training process and do our best to remove all associated admin overheads, but the employer of course has a key role to play.
First, Apprenticeships are work-based and so there needs to be an appropriate role for the candidate to undertake which will allow them to gather sufficient evidence to convey professional competence in their respective area.
Second, we always recommend that each apprentice has a mentor in the workplace. This may be a line-manager or you may choose to have a separate mentor who the Apprentice can ask questions and seek support as they work through their Apprenticeship qualification.
Lastly, this is a work-based qualification and so we do ask employers to give Apprentices sufficient time to work on their Apprenticeship portfolios during work time. Our recommendation is 1-2 hours per week set aside to focus on Apprenticeship work.
The Person is in place already, great move to step 2.
Need to find the person? Conduct Apprentice recruitment process* and move to step 2.
Great, the Apprentice(s) has/have now been selected and it’s time to start their Modern Apprenticeship Process.
The Apprentice has completed and achieved their associated Apprenticeship qualification!
They are now better equipped to build a career in their chosen area – Our hope is always that the opportunity exists to continue their progression and development with you, and they can go on to become a valuable employee.
However, we understand that this is not always possible and if this is the case the individual is now better equipped to find a new role with a nationally-recognised qualification and substantial work experience. We will also look to support where we can in this scenario.