The Institute for Apprenticeships has worked closely with industry professionals to develop all Apprenticeship standards in-line with industry needs and regulations. An example of this can be seen with the Associate Project Manager standard, which was created by employers such as Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, BT, and a number of other key contributors. As these have been created specifically by employers, they therefore provide a tangible benefit to the business as well as to the learner.
Each standard can be broken down into three categories: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. Throughout the duration of a given apprenticeship each individual will be required to not only learn, but also to implement what they have learnt into their day-to-day job role, thus providing a practical benefit to the business.
For the Business
Using the government levy tax provides employers with an opportunity to upskill staff at little extra cost to the business.
All apprenticeship standards have been created in conjunction with a number of key employers from a given industry or sector. This means that all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours will be directly applicable to the apprentice’s job role. This makes an apprenticeship a careful balance of practical skills and development, providing a practical and tangible benefit to the business.
Apprenticeships are an effective way for businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Oxford College of Apprenticeships work closely with employers to develop a training programme which minimises any disruption to the day-to-day running of a business, whilst simultaneously maximising its positive practical implementation.
For the Employee
All apprenticeship training is specifically tailored in-line with employer wants and needs, giving the apprentice a real advantage in the workplace, and in turn provides them with better long-term prospects and excellent progression opportunities. Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity for those looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.
A number of apprenticeship standards offered by the Oxford College of Apprenticeships have recognised professional qualifications embedded within them. This therefore allows the individuals to achieve dual-accreditation and are excellent means for personal and professional development.