Apprenticeship training can be an incredibly efficient way to upskill your staff and target potential skills gaps within your business.

Your existing employees of any age are able to undertake apprenticeship training, gaining a fully accredited qualification while they continue to work and earn.

Thanks to the Apprenticeship Levy and significant government funding, training is now simpler and cheaper to access. Here we’ve gathered together information on the process of finding the right apprenticeship programme for your staff and your business.

Begin by assessing skills gaps

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to training, apprenticeships allow you to assess the skills gaps within your organisation and select the right training to fill them. You get to retain your already committed and knowledgeable staff, and also ensure they have up-to-date skills in the places your business needs them most.

Training programmes are available in varied disciplines, including manufacturing, business admin, team leading and marketing. During the process of choosing the right apprenticeship, our team will work with you to assess and target potential skills gaps in your business.

Decide which type of apprenticeship is right for you and your employee

Once you’ve established opportunities for upskilling staff, it’s important to choose the most beneficial apprenticeship. There are various fields and levels of study, each focusing on job-specific skills that can be put to use within their employment. The duration of each Course can also vary.

NTG apprenticeship training uses a blend of online course material, webinars and face-to-face meetings, all of which can take place at your premises. Our team can help you decide which apprenticeship will bring the greatest benefit to your staff and organisation.

Understand what funding support is available for your business (large or small?)

 Every business will be able to access funding to support apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship Levy, either at 95% funding (so you cover only 5% of costs), or fully funded through the levy. Either way, the levy has made the cost of apprenticeship training much cheaper to businesses.

You can find out more about the Apprenticeship Levy here. Our team can help you understand precisely what funding you’ll be entitled to.

Find the right training provider who’ll deliver the training according to what you need.

We’ve put together a handy guide on what to expect from your training provider. At NTG our team will work with you to create a tailored training package which works for you, your employee and the growth of your business.

NTG has been providing tailored apprenticeship training in the North West for over a decade. If you’d like to find out more about the types of apprenticeship we offer to help your business thrive, speak to our team.