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New Beginnings – Starting Your Career on the Corporate Ladder to Success

New beginnings – Professional Services Apprenticeships in Derby, Sheffield and Liverpool and starting your career on the corporate ladder to success

What are the next steps after GCSE’s and A-levels?

Apprenticeships are as popular as ever, they give young people the opportunity to flourish in a workplace setting, not only with the support of an employer but also with the support of Geason Training.
There are so many benefits to doing an apprenticeship when comparing it to other educational pathways:
· Industry experience, whether that’s with an SME, Micro or Macro business
· Business mentoring – learning from people within the business
· Earning a wage – minimum of £3.80 per hour whilst in the workplace and during academic delivery
· Progression opportunities – Level 3 to Level 4
· Gaining a full-time role at the end of your apprenticeship
· Highly qualified delivery staff at a local and national level
· Vendor qualifications – Microsoft Technical Associates
· World renowned industry partners – Google, Microsoft and British Computing Society

Apprenticeships are now firmly established into the make-up of the country’s educational landscape. There is no better time than now to seek out opportunities in the professional services sectors and embark on a career of a lifetime.

GCSE leavers and A-level leavers, this is your chance to shine and begin a career on the corporate ladder to success.

For any further information, advice and guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch on, 07917521445, alternatively, reach me at sam.thomas@geason.co.uk

You Said – We Did

At Geason Training we put the Learner Experience at the heart of everything we do so we ask for feedback on a regular basis and treat every point seriously.

In September 2018, we reached out to 302 live learners in total via telephone and the results were recorded directly onto Survey Monkey.

This was to supplement the on-programme and induction surveys conducted throughout 2017 -18 academic year. The survey reached out to 302 live learners in total.

We were delighted to hear that 94% of the learners surveyed felt that they had learned new skills relevant to their job during the time they spent on their course.

The image below highlights some of the actions we have implemented since undertaking the survey such as recruiting a Customer Service Manager to co-ordinate information to and from learners.

 

We value the feedback our learners provide and use it to ensure we are constantly developing and improving our services to align with their needs.

Brand new addition to the Geason Training Family

We are delighted to introduce an exciting new addition to our team. She’s big, she’s bold, she’s fun and she’s so 21ST Century. “SHE” is our new mobile training centre and she hit the road last week, making her first appearance at our recent Interserve event in Birmingham. She’s the living embodiment of our business philosophy of constantly evolving to meet the needs of our learners and customers. She will take our flexible progressive training programmes to our learners’ place of work and make our growing range of Apprenticeship courses more fun, more engaging and much more convenient to attend. 

Our exciting new addition is fitted out with state of the art training facilities and hi-tech equipment to make the learning experience a real pleasure for everyone that attends. 

Look out for her as she travels the country and let us know if you would like to discuss how we can bring the learning experience to you.

0330 088 967 | opportunities@geason.co.uk

The Apprenticeship Levy FAQ’s – Resolved

For your benefit we have highlighted some of the common misconceptions held by businesses regarding the Apprenticeship Levy. This is aimed at helping employers gain a better understanding of what is to come.

Must apprentices be new starters?

This is untrue. The funding you may claim can be used to up-skill existing staff via an apprenticeship. It is up to you, the employer, whether you would like to hire new, less-experienced team members or simply fund further development within your existing workforce. It allows you to either train the a potential employee to suit your business needs or help an existing employee climb up the ladder of their career, becoming more qualified and more capable of a higher level role. We have apprenticeship courses from NVQ’s to Degree level Higher Apprenticeships.

Must apprentices be aged between 16 and 25 years old?

This is not the case. Most apprentices in employment are aged between 16 and 25 years, however the Apprenticeship Levy funding does not restrict you to employee and apprentice within this age category. In reality, the funding allows you to train anyone over the age of 16 – with no upper age limit.

Are university graduates favoured by employers?

This is false as an apprentice can be any person, from any background with any previous qualifications. It is common for apprentices to have had a change in their career or looking for a new field to develop their skills in. They may have graduated recently, they may have achieved their last qualification years ago, it simply doesn’t matter. Your current staff know current procedures and have previous experience and background knowledge within your industry and will potentially be more effective than hiring a new inexperienced employee.

Are apprenticeship programmes costly?

No matter what the circumstances, if you are a large employer (exceeding a £3m PAYE bill) you will have to pay the compulsory levy equivalent of 0.5%. The options are doing nothing about it, or claim back the funding through training new employees or up-skilling your existing workforce. Apprenticeships are a comprehensive, long-term training solution which has enormous benefits to your business and you will have already paid for it through the levy, therefore no additional payments are required depending on the scope of your programme. Additionally, the government are willing to provide a 10% bonus on all funds that are applied to your apprenticeship service account. This means that for each £1 deposit into the account, you have £1.10 to spend for enhancing your workforce.

This is just a few of the many common misconceptions regarding the Apprenticeship Levy. To make sure you are clear on the implications of the levy and your funding opportunities, speak with our expert team today on 0330 088 9596 or use our contact form on www.geasontraining.co.uk.

Let us help you.