How does an Apprenticeship work?
I don't want to be stuck in a classroom...
Sick of classroom learning? Just want to do your job? Well you don't need to worry about this any more. Our Apprenticeships are 100% work based. No day release to college and no part time work placements! Your Apprenticeship is a full time job and one that will really mean something on your CV! Our assessors visit you every month to assess your competency, coach you through the course and help you achieve the qualification that proves you can do the job!
What's the value of an Apprenticeship?
Our Apprenticeships are full time work, not part time study. The experience you gain isn't from a work placement, but from genuine responsibility and real daily challenge
This isn't about academic study and perfect grades. It's about professional ability and proving you can do the job! The qualification you achieve will demonstrate this and make you more attractive to future employers
Earn while you learn. Or as we prefer to put it...Learn to Earn! Once qualified and provided you have impressed your employer, you will hopefully be taken on permanently, and could be on your way to your next promotion!
Through your Apprenticeship you will
Earn a salary
Get paid holidays
Gain Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Receive one-to-one training
Benefits of doing an Apprenticeship
Earning a salary
Learning, gaining experience, and completing valuable nationally recognised qualifications on the job
Being treated as an adult, getting a view of the real world of work and careers
All Apprenticeships are government funded so there are no associated debts unlike colleges and universities
Apprenticeships train you in the skills employers want, they give you choices in your career
Apprenticeships focus on career qualifications, but will also help you get into other further education courses should you choose to
As an apprentice, you'll be entitled to annual holidays and other benefits just like any other employee
You'll receive training and mentoring from your assigned assessor
What we do for you
Assist you with CV and application form submissions
Conduct mock interviews and techniques to help you get that job
Provide you with constructive feedback to help you develop
Compile a candidate profile on you for employers to see
Arrange all interviews on your behalf
Provide you with as much guidance as possible so that you are successful at interview
Give you ongoing support and guidance throughout the process
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RTT Group work with local employers who are recruiting for apprentices and you could be the ideal candidate – We’ll find the role that’s right for you and support you throughout your qualification, so you’ll be earning a real wage, and developing your own skills and knowledge at the same time.
You will be allocated an assessor as soon as you start your Apprenticeship and it is your responsibility to keep them informed
You will need to organise your diary to agree visit dates and times with your assessor. If these get changed or cancelled due to work commitments, it is your responsibility to tell them
Your assessor will sometimes set you projects or tasks that need completing before their next visit. You will be expected to have achieved these when you next see them. Failure to do so may lead to your employer being informed
Although RTT Group is not your employer, your assessor will expect to be kept informed of any issues that arise. By working together the majority of any difficulties can be easily resolved without them ever becoming more complicated
You will be expected to apply yourself and work hard at all times. You will be given break times and allowed to relax during these, but will be expected to pull your weight during working hours
When you aren't sure about something...ASK! The team around you is there to help. They all started at your level, so will understand that you don't know everything and will be expecting plenty of questions. There is no such thing as a silly question!
Arrive for work on time every day and dress appropriately. You will also be expected to treat your colleagues and superiors with polite respect. Treat them as you would like to be treated yourself
When sick or running late, tell your line manager and apologise! Remember that turning up for work is not a choice; you will be expected to arrive on time every day unless you are given permission otherwise by your line manager
Your assessor is your first point of contact for any queries or concerns that relate to your Apprenticeship course. They will visit you in the workplace every 6-8 weeks to conduct the observations and discussions that are required for you to work your way through your Apprenticeship
You will be given contact details for your assessor so that you can reach them in-between visits if you need to
Your assessor is not your employer, but you are able to speak to them about any issues that you don't feel comfortable speaking to your employer about. The assessors have plenty of experience and will be able to advise you in most situations
If you are ever unable to reach your assessor, our website has the contact details of other staff that will be able to help or relay a message to them
On your first day you will be given an induction into the workplace by your employer. This will cover things like Health & Safety, company policies and an introduction to the team that you will be working with
You will be given a workplace mentor who is responsible for your day to day supervision. This will also be the person that you can speak to about any day to day issues that are bothering you
Your Line Manager will be responsible for ensuring you receive the appropriate level of support and on-job training. Your employer will provide you with all the training about how to do your job and will always be on hand to provide the support and coaching that you will need
Your Line Manager will also be the person you need to report to with more formal issues such as illness, lateness, or difficulty with work