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Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship combines learning at a college/training provider with on-site experience to give apprentices the right mix of technical and practical skills. At the MPBA we have been working to develop a specific program for the Modular and Portable Building Industry through the Trailblazer route with CITB.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job, with training. You are employed and paid an initially lower wage to perform a particular role, with an understanding that you will be trained through experience and qualifications to perform the role to a defined standard. Your employer will give you tasks to perform, and the training provider will give you the skills to perform those tasks.

What is the Trailblazer Route?

The Trailblazer route is the approach taken by ourselves as a trade association to deliver a fitting apprenticeship to the sector. The process has brought together 12 sector specific employers that to define a course that would be delivered over 18-24 months in conjunction with local training providers.

The trailblazer route is targeted to complete and enable enrolment for the first batch of apprentices for the Spring 2019.

What Funding is available?

If you are a large employer, the apprenticeships will be funded via your apprenticeship levy. If you are not captured by the Levy funding is available from a variety of sources.

The Benefits of taking on an Apprentice:

There has never been a better time to offer apprenticeships, with one in five employers hiring more apprentices to help them through the current economic climate.

You will be getting a keen, motivated member of staff that wants to learn and help your business to grow. In fact, 80% of employers say apprentices have made their workplace more productive.

Benefits to Apprentices:

  • Earn while you Learn
  • Train in the Skills Employers want
  • Excellent Progression Opportunities
  • Increased future earning potential
  • Become more confident
  • Make new friends

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