Once you have decided to employ an apprentice and the role they will undertake, contact us to discuss your requirements. Our advisors will explain the recruitment process and apprenticeship programme. They will also assess your eligibility for Government funding and put you forward if you meet the requirements.
Your requirements will then be passed over to one of our recruitment specialists. The recruiter allocated will take care of the process and cover all of the specific requirements you have. So that we can find you the right person for your business, we will require information about the type of person you require. To help us with this please consider the following points:
Hours– How many hours will they be working? What days do you want the apprentice to work? Please be aware that all apprenticeships are on a full-time basis so they will need to be working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Skills and Qualifications– Are there any specific skills or qualifications you would like the apprentice to have? Think about the job and any skills that could benefit the apprentice. But be aware if they are too specific or advanced you may find it difficult to find the right apprentice for the role as learners of apprentice age may not have a lot of experience.
Wages– While the Government sets a Minimum Wage, you can chose to pay the apprentice more. The apprentice will be employed by you so they will require a contract of employment and entitled to other benefits for e.g. holidays, pension and healthcare schemes.
Once we have captured and agreed your requirements, we will advertise your role on a number of job sites including the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website and other channels we work with the secure the best candidates including Get My First Job. We will scan our database of applicants who have registered their interest with to see if we have anyone suitable for an immediate start.
All appropriate candidates will be initially assessed by the advisor through a telephone interview and online assessments in English, Maths and IT.
Your recruitment advisor will create a shortlist of suitable candidates for your vacancy and send this to you so that you can narrow down your choice for interview. Your recruitment advisor will arrange the interviews for you.
The format of the interview is entirely your choice and you can decide on suitable dates and times to meet with the apprentices. This could be the first interview that the candidate has done so you may need to provide some support and guidance. Therefore, it may be best to keep the interview fairly short and concise. Below are a few sample questions that you could ask at the interview:
• Why have you applied for this apprenticeship?
• Give an example of a time when you have coped well under pressure.
• What do you think we want from our apprentice?
• Apprenticeships mean working full time alongside studying for a qualification. How will you prioritise your workload?
• What do you think is involved in good customer service?
• Give an example of how you have dealt with a difficult situation.
• Give an example of a time you have worked independently.
• Give an example of a time you have worked as part of a team.
• Have you got any questions for us?
Once you have completed interviews and have chosen your apprentice, your recruitment advisor will notify both the successful and unsuccessful candidates. The recruitment advisor will also arrange a start date which is suitable for both you and the apprentice.
Your Remit recruiter will keep in regular contact with you to ensure that you are updated and informed throughout the whole recruitment process.