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Apprenticeships

Training and recruitment

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed for people over 16 with no upper age limit. Apprenticeships utilise a mix of on and off the job training put together to give your workforce the valuable skills your business needs along with a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships can range from entry level through to degree level and the majority of courses can be delivered in the workplace to ensure minimal disruption to your business.

Dudley College will help assist employers right from the start, discussing the right training programme, completing an organisational needs analysis, promoting vacancies free of charge and undertaking all initial assessments of the learner.

How can an apprentice help my business?

  • Productivity and profitability: Skilled, qualified and motivated staff are able to fulfil their role to a high standard which means reduced costs and better output.
  • Competitive advantage: Set your business apart from competitors with skilled, experienced and qualified staff.
  • Retention: Your staff will feel appreciated and inspired by your commitment to their career development leading to improved workforce retention.
  • Innovation: Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business.
  • Flexibility: Apprenticeships are flexible. The majority of programmes are available to start at any time of the year.
  • Cost effective: We can help you to access the latest and most relevant funding for your business. Apprentices also help to reduce your training costs.
  • Progression/Succession: Apprenticeships offer fantastic progression opportunities so you can develop your future managers.
  • Funding: Apprenticeships are high on the Government agenda. We can access the latest Government funding and grants.

For more information, get in touch with our Apprenticeship Team today.

Call 01384 363 808 or email apprenticeships@dudleycol.ac.uk.