Employers

Free recruitment processes and consultations about the apprenticeship scheme

Training Providers

We form strong relationships between employers and Training Providers

Apprentices

We offer support, guidance and excellent opportunities for candidates.

98

of employers say that apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity

89

of apprentices employed were satisfied with their apprenticeship overall

97

of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved making apprenticeships a great way to Upskill

86

of apprentices stay in their employment long term after finishing their apprenticeship qualification

About us

Who are 360 Apprenticeships?

Since it’s creation in 2016, 360 Apprenticeships have become one of the most sought after recruitment agencies for apprenticeships across England. Based in Manchester, we specialise in Digital Marketing, IT, Business Administration and many more work-based qualifications. The team works closely with both apprentice and employer, ensuring that the journey is as smooth and stress free as possible. Our services are completely free to all employers looking to improve productivity and reduce staff turnover. We also strive to find every candidate great opportunities to pursue or advance their dream career! 

How we can assist you

Our team has a combined 20 years worth of expertise in the apprenticeship recruitment sector. We are committed to finding the perfect match between candidate, employer and training provider to ensure every applicant gets the most out of the apprenticeship process. We also help in assisting with CV tips and interview techniques, so each candidate is as prepared as possible and give them the confidence needed to excel.

Aside from apprenticeships we offer another public sector funded course named AEB. Made for adults who are looking to develop their skills, we focus on those who work within the warehouse industry. This qualification is made to help improve knowledge and competence within warehousing and childcare and get them onto a career path they can be proud of. 

Why you should choose 360 Apprenticeships

At 360 Apprenticeships we are very proactive with filling each vacancy that comes our way. We aim for a maximum of a week turn-around with our team actively working on your vacancy from start to finish. We are partnered with Grade 1 and 2 training providers to deliver the training for each qualification. Each provider is voted by Ofsted and seen as the best across England, so you can be confident you’re receiving the best possible service. We may be a small team, but that is what makes 360 Apprenticeships work so well. Each recruiter is there for every step of the way, from speaking to employers to arranging interviews; meaning that you will receive the best possible service.

Why we do what we do.

We know finding the right candidate or apprenticeship in your chosen sector can be daunting, and that is why we are here. As we work with both candidate and employer, we are able to find the perfect match for both. Apprenticeship recruitment is very rewarding and as a team we are motivated to place as many young people as possible into their dream role, with one of our many fantastic employers.

Right Apprentice. Right Employer. Every time.

Our values of integrity, respect, team work, learning and innovation are the building blocks of 360 Apprenticeships. We also believe in empowering the younger generation to kick-start their dream career and crush youth un-employment, while collaborating with employers small or large to ensure that we find the right apprentice every time.

With a combined experience of 20 years in recruitment, 360 Apprenticeships strive to ensure that your journey to find the right apprentice or dream career is as stress free as possible.

Our Services

Whether you’re looking to find more information about the apprenticeship scheme, an employer looking to hire or someone who wants to start an apprenticeship; 360 Apprenticeships are here for you. We understand that it can be overwhelming when looking into the apprenticeship sector, so that is why we aim to make your journey as smooth as possible. As we work closely with both apprentices and employers, we are able to deliver up to date information and services so that your journey is memorable for all the right reasons.

Apprentices

The services we provide for apprentices include:

  • Interview Preparation including mock questions and links
  • CV hints and tips for future applications
  • Full details on apprenticeships and which is right for you
  • Catch ups with candidates after interviews
  • Employability skills training
  • Keep CVs on file for future roles and opportunities
  • Discussing roles and arranging interviews 

Employers

Services that we provide to employers include:

  • Resourcing excellent candidates
  • Booking interviews and preparing each candidate
  • Writing and placing job descriptions on trusted job boards
  • Providing up to date information on training providers
  • Booking start dates with training providers
  • Conducting initial interviews before sending CVs
  • Delivering news to candidates if they are successful

FAQs

If you’re looking to hire an apprentice, you can contact us and we will be more than happy to help. From finding the right candidate to arranging interviews, 360 Apprenticeship are here every step of the way. All we need is to know is who you are looking for, the job description and we will do the rest!

Apprentices and the Apprenticeship scheme are a great way to help boost performance within your business. Apprenticeships are great way to tailor skill sets that will meet your business’ needs, increase productivity and create staff satisfaction. 86% of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation and 78% reported improved productivity.

Depending on the course, the apprenticeship will take between 12 to 18 months to complete. Any qualifications that fall under the digital banner (such as Digital Marketing and IT) will take 12 to 15 months, whereas Business Administration will take 18 months to complete.

As 360 Apprenticeships are government funded service, we offer a free recruitment service for all employers and candidates.

The minimum wage for an apprentice across England is £4.15 hour. Yet many employers are willing to pay over this amount (£5 to £6). Once you have completed 12 months of your Apprenticeship, the employer then must pay the minimum working wage for your age.

Now that you have hired an Apprentice, your next step is to welcome them into the business. Here you can introduce them to the team and tell them more about yourself. Discuss more about the role, the goals your business is looking to achieve and most importantly, make them feel welcome. Our blog “I’ve employed and apprentice – now what do I do” goes into more detail on the best tips on how to introduce an Apprentice to your business.

Once an apprentice has been hired, a member of the training provider will come to the location and sign the apprentice on. Then depending on the qualification and/or training provider, the apprentice will have a tutor who will visit the premises every 4 to 6 weeks. If the apprentice is completing a Digital Apprenticeship, they will have weekly Skype sessions with their tutor. Every apprentice will also need time within their working hours to complete their apprenticeship work, with 20% of that being off the job training.

Once you have completed an apprenticeship, you will have gain a nationally recognised qualifications in your chosen apprenticeship area. Depending on the area or apprenticeship you are completing, you can finish with a Level 2, 3 or 4 Apprenticeship.

As long as you have passed your Maths and English GCSEs or have passed Functional Skills, you are eligible to apply. However, if you have completed a BTEC Level 3 or University Degree in your chosen area, we would not be able to place you on the same qualification. This is due to the Apprenticeship being a lower qualification to what you already have.

If you have been in an apprenticeship for less than six months and are unhappy with the role or employer, we will be more than happy to help you find the right Apprenticeship. But if you left after six months, we would not be able to place you onto the same Apprenticeship. If you are made redundant, the training provider may help you in finding a replacement role for you.

Once you have completed an Apprenticeship, you will receive your Level 2/3/4 Apprenticeship qualification. Many apprentices who have completed their qualification are offered a full time position with the employer, and even promoted within the business. Yet if you decide to move on and try something new, a Level 2/3/4 qualification is highly recognised and welcomed in almost every business across the UK.

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