APPRENTICES

Calderdale College Apprenticeships is the largest Work Based Learning provider in Calderdale and has developed partnerships with local and national companies to deliver high quality training programmes.

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WHY CHOOSE CALDERDALE?
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED for our Apprenticeships we deliver Apprenticeship qualifications ranging from Intermediate Level (2) to Higher Level (5), covering 25 different sectors, such as Business, Construction and Digital Marketing.

On an annual basis, we train over 500 apprentices, working with over 300 local and national employers, ranging from micro businesses to some of the region’s largest employers.

At Calderdale College Apprenticeships, we support employers who are looking to recruit apprentices to join their workforce. The range of companies and their sector of expertise can vary from a Beauty Salon, a council office to an independent Plumbing company.

WHY AN APPRENTICESHIP?
During an Apprenticeship you will gain first-hand, relevant knowledge, Skills and Behaviours through your employer. You will have a designated Training Officer who will help to guide you, assess you and ensure that you get the most out of your Apprenticeship.

GETTING STARTED
Mentors
You will have a mentor within your workplace. They will work with you on a day to day basis within your working environment. This will be a person who has the appropriate time and experience to help and guide you.

Induction
A thorough induction ensures that you completely understand the Apprenticeship you are undertaking as well as the expectations that are being placed on you, your employer and your Training Officer.

THE EMPLOYER
Undertaking an Apprenticeship must be done in conjunction with your employer. It is important that your Training Officer is able to build a good relationship with your employer. By including them in the induction process your employer can be fully aware of what will be involved in your Apprenticeship. This will enable them to accurately support you and input where they are required to do so.

Throughout your Apprenticeship your employer will be required to give feedback, provide any relevant training for your role and ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to.

20% OFF THE JOB TRAINING

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme. The training is required to help you become fully occupationally competent in the workplace. Therefore, it is reasonable that the apprenticeship should be delivered during your normal working hours.

TRAINING OFFICER
Your Training Officer will be your link to Calderdale College. They are occupationally competent individuals with a breadth of knowledge and skills to take you on your learning journey.

In the beginning you will work closely with your Training Officer to discuss your pathway. They will discuss all topics listed in the induction. They will support you for the duration and ensure that you have the best possible opportunities to achieve your Apprenticeship

Questions? Ask your training officer

Problem? Tell your training officer

Clarification? Check with your training officer

Next Steps? Discuss with your training officer

Achieved? Celebrate!

ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOR
Remember you are an employee, representing your employer!

Be on time for work and any assessments/reviews.

Be positive!

Wear appropriate clothes/uniform as set out by your employer.

Be kind and respectful at all times.

Take your work and learning seriously!

REMEMBER…
Why are you undertaking an Apprenticeship? What is your goal? What progression do you envision for the future?

Be aware of your targets, be part of the planning process and make sure that you meet targets set.

This is your Apprenticeship, you should take responsibility for your own learning.