Apprenticeship Programmes

Tameside College has a long established reputation for providing high quality Apprenticeship programmes for employers.

Over the years we have worked successfully with over 900 employers so we understand your requirements. Tameside College provides a free Professional Recruitment Service our team of dedicated Training Co-ordinators manage a database of over 1,000 applicants, all aged from 16 to 24 years and living in the Greater Manchester area.

All our registered young people have been interviewed and assessed by one of our Training Co-ordinators. Once we have received your vacancy details, we will advertise it in the vacancy section of the Colleges website, and also match your requirements against our database and select suitable candidates for you.

We can help you stay competitive by developing the kind of people your business needs for the future by training your existing staff, regardless of their age, or providing you with highly motivated pre-selected candidates.

Apprenticeship Programmes FAQ

How do Apprenticeships work?

As an employer you are expected to employ the Apprentice and pay the minimum apprenticeship wage set by the government. The national minimum wage for Apprenticeships is £3.30 an hour for Apprentices aged under 19 and apprentices aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Thereafter, if they are aged 19 and above the national minimum wage for their age applies. Please note that the Apprenticeship wage can only be paid to learners signed up to an Apprenticeship program with a registered training provider. If they are employed and not signed up to an Apprenticeship program, minimum wage rules apply. For further details please contact the Business Development Team on 0161 908 6866

You will be required to give your employee on-the-job training which allows them to achieve a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

How long does an Apprenticeship take?

The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual Apprentice. An Apprenticeship will usually take anything from 12 to 24 months and up to a further 18 months for Advanced Apprenticeship.

What qualifications will my Apprentice receive?

A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate and Key Skills/Functional Skills qualifications.

Will my Apprentice be entitled to holiday pay?

Like your other employees they will receive at least 20< days holiday per year (and bank holidays). You will be required to give your Apprentice terms and conditions of employment.

Why should I take on an Apprentice?

Apprenticeships can make your organisation more effective, competent, productive and competitive by addressing your skills gaps directly. They are designed to help young employees reach a level of competency and performance.

How do I take on an Apprentice?

Tameside College provides a free Professional Recruitment Service our team of dedicated Training Co-ordinators manage a database of over 1,000 applicants, all aged from 16 to 24 years and living in the Greater Manchester area. All our registered young people have been interviewed and assessed by one of our Training Co-ordinators. Once we have received your vacancy details, we will advertise it in the vacancy section of the Colleges website, and also match your requirements against our database and select suitable candidates for you. Contact Tameside College on 0161 908 6608

What are my responsibilities as an employer?

Your support as an employer is vital; Apprenticeship programmes rely on good on the job training supported by off the job training in order to achieve their target qualifications such as NVQ's. You must be prepared to release your Apprentice for planned off the job training.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to your business for the recruitment and training of young people who undertake an Apprenticeship Programme.

What programmes do Tameside College offer?