“Is there an age limit to being an apprentice?” is a question we get asked a lot. The short answer is no.
Not just for teenagers — apprentices can be any age
We used to think of ‘apprentices’ exclusively as teenage school-leavers training in traditional trades like bricklaying or electrical engineering. In-work apprenticeships are still thriving in these trades and equipping young people with practical knowledge and skills.
But the scope of apprenticeship training has grown enormously. Now staff of any age can take on high quality apprenticeship training, while continuing to work.
We’ve written elsewhere about the UK’s ageing workforce, and how apprenticeships can benefit your company. The reality is that many of us will need to upskill, develop or retrain entirely during our working life, and apprenticeships are an effective and affordable route to do so.
Broad range of apprenticeship courses
Apprenticeships aren’t just for trades like plumbing and hairdressing anymore. The range of training options has increased massively. NTG offers courses in digital marketing, business administration, team leadership, manufacturing, and lots more.
Courses are delivered through a combination of online materials, webinars and face-to-face practical sessions, so there is less disruption for the employer — and trainees continue to work, putting their new skills and knowledge into action.
Professional and technical qualifications
Our apprenticeship training courses provide industry-recognised qualifications, whether you’re training in textile care or social care.
If you’re an employer looking to upskill your team to the next level, to motivate and retain employees, and to ensure your staff have the most up-to-date, relevant training then apprenticeship training from NTG can help you.
Tailored training that works for you
Staff of any age can undertake apprenticeship training, giving 20% of their working time to their studies and continuing on their day-to-day business duties for the rest of the week. All the apprenticeship training can take place either online or in your workplace, so there’s no travel time lost.
All of our training is tailored to the needs of your business, to make sure your staff are gaining the skills and knowledge that will benefit them and your business.
Thanks to the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, your business can receive significant funding help to train your staff of any age through an apprenticeship. Small businesses who don’t pay the levy will only need to pay 5% of the course costs – making it extremely affordable.
If you’re interested in talking about apprenticeship options to benefit your business, speak to our expert team today.