Apprenticeships are widely recognised as the gold standard of work-based learning, delivering a whole package of on-the-job training and occupationally-relevant qualifications that develop the skills, knowledge and experience of a specific occupational sector.
FOR EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND SCHOOL LEAVERS
Businesses gain from having motivated and well trained staff with essential skills, better employee retention rates and improved efficiency and productivity. Three quarters of employers say Apprenticeships have reduced their recruitment costs and four out of five employers say Apprenticeships are likely to play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy. If you have not recruited an Apprentice before or in the last 12 months, you may be eligible for a £1500 grant. To find out more click here
Apprentices benefit from receiving industry training, relevant qualifications and that all-important first step on the career ladder. There is no upper age limit which means that adult learners and employees can also benefit from these low-cost, work-based qualifications. To find out more about Apprenticeships click on Frequently Asked Questions
WHY CHOOSE AN APPRENTICESHIP AT CRC?
Choice - we are in the top 10 UK colleges for Apprenticeships, offering over 90 Apprenticeship programmes, by far the largest choice in Cambridgeshire. We have delivered training to 2,460 apprentices this year alone
Connected – we have strong employer links, working with over 800 local employers in the Eastern region and over 3,000 nationwide
Recruitment – we recognise that getting a job is tough at the moment and that’s why we have put mechanisms in place to help young people get Apprenticeship jobs. We have done this by working hard to encourage local businesses to invest in Apprenticeships. We provide structured information, advice and guidance to all applicants and offer a recruitment service, including vacancy-matching with our online Apprenticeship Vacancies
Success – an impressive 86% of our Apprentices move into or stay in a positive progression (full/part time employment or further/higher education) after their programme finishes