Apprenticeships for Employers

Apprenticeships are a proven way of helping businesses to develop an efficient and skilled workforce.  They help you to bring new talent in to your business, or to develop existing members of staff, and are a positive way for businesses to approach succession planning and ‘future-proofing’ for skills gaps.

They make use of a blend of on and off the job training that provides individuals with the skills they need for their chosen career, whilst also meeting national occupational standards.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality apprenticeship programmes across a breadth of sectors and levels, and have a long history of working to support our local and wider economy.

Taking on an apprentice comes with plenty of exciting benefits. From funding to flexible training, click the link below for 7 reasons why you should get involved.

7 Reasons to Embrace Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Standards

Apprenticeship Standards have been written by employers and industry experts and consist of approved industry based skills, knowledge and behaviours.  Apprentices have a period of learning and development, followed by a series of end point assessment activities which are conducted by registered end point assessment organisations.

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As announced in the Spring Budget, the government has implemented some changes to Apprenticeship Levy funding to support growth and create opportunities for young people.

Major Apprenticeship Levy reforms from 1 April 2024

  • £60 million new investment to enable up to 20,000 more apprenticeships
  • Fully funding training costs for new apprentices aged 16 to 21 hired by SMEs
  • Increased amount of levy funds that large employers can transfer to support other businesses
  • Removal of co-investment costs from non-levy paying employers from April 2024 for apprentices under the age of 22
  • An increase in the levy transfer cap from 25% to 50%
  • The DfE budget for apprenticeships increasing to over £2.7 billion from 2025
  • Apprentice minimum wage boosted to £6.40 an hour, an increase of 21.2%

Our Apprenticeship Employers

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Hear from our Apprentices

Teri Mae

Name of Apprentice: Teri

Type of Apprenticeship: Content Creator

“So far, this apprenticeship has opened the way for my own outstanding personal growth. Day by day I have the opportunity to further develop technical skills and use industry-standard software and platforms. I have never been without support, and I highly recommend this, and any other, apprenticeship Cirencester College has to offer.”

Ed, Teri’s employer, said “Cirencester College have been amazing in our journey to develop apprentices here in the Digital Education Team at Gloucestershire Hospitals. The College have worked closely with all our apprentices not only in their education journey, but also helping them in the career development and preparing them for the workplace.”

Darcy Milner

Name of Apprentice: Darcy

Type of Apprenticeship: Digital Marketing

“My apprenticeship has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the world of public relations. Thanks to my employer and Cirencester College, I now have a better grasp of marketing principles, which is crucial for me to excel in my role.”

Abbie-Jaye, Darcy’s employer, said “Having once been an apprentice nearly 12 years ago, I am profoundly grateful to Cirencester College for the instrumental role they played in launching my career. Over the last 7 years, my company has collaborated with Cirencester College to facilitate the enrolment of numerous apprentices, providing them with invaluable opportunities to embark on careers in Digital Marketing and Communications. I attribute much of our success to the support and collaboration with Cirencester College. Without their assistance, these opportunities would not have been conceivable, and for this, I’m very grateful.”

If you want to find out more about working with us to deliver an apprenticeship please contact us using the link the below.

Contact the Apprenticeships Team