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From the employer's point of view
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The college already specialises in providing award winning public sector training and has recently expanded its apprenticeship training programme, a framework that combines a qualification with a flexible mix of on the job training and theory work for a set period, usually a calendar year.

College staff explore which qualification is best suited to an employer’s vacancy, develop the vacancy advertisement and then use the college’s recruitment tools and contacts to find the right applicant. Help is also provided with short listing and candidate interviews.  16-18 year old apprentices, paid a wage, are supported by Government funding; Employers agree to share the costs of training those over 19.

Employers have given the following feedback:

Acting Head Teacher Lancaster School Rachel Dennis said: “This is the first time we’ve taken on apprentices and it’s working very, very well. Our apprentices have settled into their roles and this is being enhanced by their training. I’d encourage any employer to consider giving a young person an opportunity of becoming an apprentice,”

Paul Palmer, Technical Analyst at Southend Borough Council said: "It's extremely rewarding to see my staff develop professionally, both in terms of the quality of work that they carry out, and also their interpersonal skills in working with customers. I, myself am studying as a Management Apprentice and this has turned out to be much more than just another course, - instead, one of the best learning opportunities I've had in recent years. So we're all learning & achieving together thanks to our respective apprenticeships."

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For more information on how to get involved in the college’s apprenticeship programme, call 01702 445736 or e-mail businessinfo@southend-adult.ac.uk