Once you have chosen your apprentice Remit will work with you to arrange a start date. Within two weeks of your apprentice starting a Remit Development Coach will visit you to introduce themselves and enrol your business and the apprentice onto their programme.
The Development Coach will cover the requirements and processes involved with the apprenticeship and introduce the apprentice to the learning systems they will need to use to complete their course work.
Once the enrolment is complete you will receive a visit from your Development Coach every 4 to 6 weeks during the apprenticeship to monitor the progress of your apprentice and to provide teaching, learning and assessments with them.
Your apprentice will need appropriate levels of support and supervision when undertaking the programme and will need to shadow qualified members of staff to gain on the job training. We recommend you nominate a workplace supervisor to help with the learner’s development. This should be someone who is a good role model for the apprentice and will support them in gaining the vital skills that they need. Once the apprentice progresses through their assessments they will be able to start completing tasks on their own with very little supervision.
As the apprentice is fully employed by your business you will need to ensure that they are updated with any procedures and policies that your business has, also you will need to induct them as you would with any new member of staff.
Employing an Apprentice
Apprentices provide many benefits to your business. They can provide you with an extra pair of hands, help to reduce staff turnover and allow you to grown your own, well trained, employees of the future. Some other key benefits of employing an apprentice are:
- Reduce recruitment costs
- Increase productivity and your bottom line
- Develop a skilled and motivated workforce
- Improve customer service results
- Provide financial return on investment
More than 100,000 employers in over 160,000 work places, currently use Apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. Apprenticeships are available to business of all sizes and from all sectors. Employment is a fundamental part of an Apprenticeship. An apprentice must be employed in a job role with a productive purpose. This is where you can help!
Improve Your Bottom Line
Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line. They also help to improve productivity and competitiveness. Training apprentices can be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
Fill Your Skills Gaps
Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs and provide the skilled workforce you need for the future. Apprenticeships also help you develop the specialist skills your staff require to help your business keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
Motivate Your Workforce
Apprentices tend to be motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that has provided them with the apprenticeship opportunity. An apprentice is with you because they want to be. They have made an active choice to learn on the job and commit to a specific career.