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Employers & Businesses

Employ an Apprentice

Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial support and help available from the government. ART helps businesses find and place individuals who want to learn new skills through assessment & qualification achievements.  Businesses can either employ or sponsor an apprentice.

Benefits of employing an apprentice:

  • Attract individuals that’s eager to learn
  • Employing an apprentice sends a message that not only are you investing in growing your company, but you’re also investing in the future of young learners
  • Close the skills gap by training individuals’ specific skills you need in your business or trade
  • With the government schemes you may also receive financial rewards for hiring an apprentice into your business
Get more guidance from the UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

ART will guide your business through the steps of employing a trainee or apprentice, from End-Point Assessments (EPA’s) all the way to Off-the-job Training and Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour (KSB).

 

EPA

End-Point Assessment

End-Point Assessment begins after the planned end date of the apprenticeship programme (usually 12 or 18 months) and learners have 3 months to prepare EPA documentation, and themselves for the assessments. The assessment methods will differ depending on the apprenticeship standard chosen. There will be two methods of assessment minimum. For example, a multiple choice test and a professional discussion. ART assessors will have access to the ART LMS Platform to carry out the required EPA.

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20% OTJT

Off-The-Job Training

20% Off-the-job Training or OTJT for short, is a mandatory requirement of the apprenticeship standards. All learners must complete a minimum number of hours monthly to learn new knowledge, skills and behaviours. The minimum number of hours will differ depending on the learner’s employment working hours. Employers must agree to enable their staff 20% off from their working hours to gain new KSBs

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EPA

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour (KSB) – these are the 3 components learners need to evidence in their apprenticeship training. New knowledge, skills, and behaviours, can be usually gained through training, studying, or researching. There are many methods that can be used to gather KSB evidence and improve oneself. Our Training & Development Coaches will be able to offer support to both learners and employers where needed.

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