Recruitment of 2017/2018 apprentices is going really well, numbers are higher than 2016/2017 already with 3 more Induction weeks scheduled for early in 2018.
The remaining dates for Inductions are as follows:
08 Jan 18 for one week: English & Welsh Non Levy Paying Employers
22 Jan 18 for one week: English & Welsh Non Levy Paying Employers
Extra Induction added – 26 Feb 18 for one week: Open to all.
Apprentices will be allocated training groups following their induction.
Did you know TICA provides its members with a full apprentice recruitment service?
• write and place your job advertisement
• sift the applications
• arrange interviews and assist with interviewing and assessing candidates
Members wishing to participate in this scheme should contact the training team on 01325 466704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can contact your regional training officers:
South East & South West – Phil de Veuve on 0787 6241235 or email@example.com
East Midlands, North West & Birmingham – Craig Swallow on 07515 996548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North East & Scotland – Colin Wales on 07774 681792 or email@example.com
The BIG news is that English and Welsh apprentices starting in 2017/18 will be funded by ESFA as residential apprentices. Funding allocated to each apprentice contains an element to pay for their accommodation and meals, but not for travel. This means that TICA will arrange and pay for your apprentice’s accommodation (and meals) saving you effort and, more importantly up to £5,000 per apprentice!
Unfortunately at this time the Scottish Government has no appetite to fund residential apprenticeships.