The short guide to employing an apprentice and the benefits to your department

If you’re responsible for workforce planning, have you considered the option of recruiting apprentices?

Training provision is paid for via the apprenticeship levy offering a structured training programme and qualification with multiple benefits to both your department and the apprentices themselves.

If you think there may be an opportunity in your department do not hesitate to get in touch with the project team by emailing tuos-apprenticeship-project@shef.ac.uk to discuss the options.

For example, if you are planning to recruit a new member of staff who will need training on the job, there may already be an apprenticeship standard that could apply to that post.

Or if an existing member of staff requires on-the-job training, or is looking for significant training to help them progress in their career, it would be worth exploring whether their post could be converted to an apprenticeship for the duration of their training.

You could also consider sharing resources. For example, the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and Science have recruited collectively for a cohort of technical apprentices.

For National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we spoke to apprentices and their managers about their experiences at the University:

Fire up your career

Apprenticeships are not just for people starting out in their careers. If you’re wanting to re-skill or progress your career, you too could benefit from undertaking an apprenticeship.

We now have 94 apprentices employed across a number of faculties and professional services. These range from Level 2, GCSE equivalent through to level 7, Masters level and cover areas including digital marketing, engineering, accountancy, business administration and senior leadership. Could you join them?

Want to know more? Email tuos-apprenticeship-project@shef.ac.uk