Free recruitment processes and consultations about the apprenticeship scheme
of employers say that apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
of apprentices employed were satisfied with their apprenticeship overall
of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved making apprenticeships a great way to Upskill
of apprentices stay in their employment long term after finishing their apprenticeship qualification
Who are 360 Apprenticeships?
We are a modern apprenticeship recruitment agency based in Manchester specialising in Digital Marketing, IT, Business Administration and many more work-based qualifications. We work closely with both apprentice and employer, ensuring that the journey is as smooth and stress free as possible. We offer completely free services to employers looking to improve productivity and reduce staff turnover, and offer candidates great opportunities to pursue or advance their dream career!
How we can assist.
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 techniques so each candidate is as prepared as possible for their interviews, and give 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 help them onto a career path they can be proud of.
Why should you choose 360?
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; ensuring we find the perfect match between candidate and employer. We are partnered with Grade 1 and 2 training providers to deliver the training for the qualification, voted by Ofsted as best in the UK so you can be confident you’re receiving the best possible service. As we are public sector funded, we offer a free service to both employer and candidate.
Why we do what we do.
We know finding the right candidate or apprenticeship role 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.
How do I go about hiring an Apprentice?
If you’re looking to hire an apprentice, you can contact us and we will be more then 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!
How will an Apprentice benefit me and my business?
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 businesses needs, increase productivity and create staff satisfaction. 86% of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation and 78% reported improved productivity.
How long does an Apprenticeship last?
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, where as Business Administration will take 18 months to complete.
What will be the cost of searching for an apprentice?
As we are government funded service, we offer a free recruitment service for all employers and candidates.
I've hired an apprentice, what do I do next?
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 are 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.
How will the training be delivered?
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 need time within their working hours to complete their apprenticeship work, with 20% of that being off the job training.
What qualification will I gain?
Once you have completed an apprenticeship, you will have a Level 3 qualification in your chosen apprenticeship area. The level 3 Apprenticeship is highly recognised by many employers across England, and can help you move on to your dream career.
I’ve finished my apprenticeship, what happens now?
Once you have completed an Apprenticeship, you will receive your Level 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 3/4 Qualification is highly recognised and welcomed in almost every business across the UK.
What qualifications do I need to apply?
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 then becoming lower qualification to what you already have. From this you would not be able to receive any funding towards the Apprenticeship.
If I am not happy or made redundant by the employer, what do I do?
If you have been in an apprenticeship for under six months and are unhappy with the role or employer, we will be more then 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.
How much does an Apprentice earn?
The minimum wage for an apprentice across England is £3.90 (£620 month) and will be increasing to £4.15. Yet many employers are willing to pay over this amount (Between £4 to £6). Once you have completed 12 months of your Apprenticeship, the employer then must pay the minimum working wage for your age.
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