What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are work based learning programmes which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills whilst earning (national minimum wage for age) money at the same time. The length of the apprenticeship depends on the framework subject; but it must be a minimum of 1 year.
Sefton Council provides a Corporate Apprenticeship Programme which is supported by the Apprenticeship Manager and dedicated Support Officers. Apprenticeships are available to anyone who is interested in applying for an opportunity with Sefton Council.
National Apprenticeship Week for the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub
The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Apprenticeship Hub is a collaborative group, responsible to the LCR Employment and Skills Board. “Funded by the European Social Fund through the Education and Skills Funding Agency, we aim to increase the awareness, number and quality of Apprenticeships available to regional residents by supporting and coordinating activities, making Apprenticeships work for businesses and individuals”.
Lucy Cant Case Study
Caitlin Manion Case Study
As an apprentice you will receive
Redeployment eligibility within the last two months of contract
Employability skills support from Sefton@Work
Support from a mentor and the Workforce Planning Team
Level 2, 3 or 4A recognised qualification
Access to a pension scheme
The Minimum Wage The national minimum wage for your age -
£5.60 aged 18 – 20
£4.05 aged 16 – 17
A minimum 12 month fixed term contract
Further information on apprenticeships is available on the UK Apprenticeships website
Support for Employers
Sefton @ Work offers a range of free and confidential job-related services for individuals and businesses in Sefton.
There may also be funding / grants available for employers to access.
Further information is available on the Sefton@Work website or 0151 934 2610.