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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship training

Apprenticeships are available for bringing in new talent, and to train existing staff.

Training funding can be drawn down from the BCC Apprenticeship Levy Account.

 

Guide for schools

Information about the apprenticeship process is available below.

Apprenticeships - BCC guide for schools

Apprenticeships are work-based programmes designed by employers that are linked directly to job roles.

They give an employee:

  • the chance to receive structured high-quality training in the workplace
  • an opportunity to work towards a nationally recognised qualification

Apprenticeships are offered at different levels making them appropriate for a wide group of people. This route is now regarded by many businesses as a popular alternative to Higher Education.

 

Apprenticeship levy

Maintained schools only

The Buckinghamshire County Council levy funds cover the cost of apprenticeships for all maintained schools. They are available to be used in addition to the schools own levy contributions.

There is no limit on amount of funds or number of apprenticeships taken up.

How to use your levy contribution

You will need to send in a claim form to:

  • use the levy
  • start the arrangements to set up an apprenticeship

To request a copy of the claim form, email hrservicedesk@buckscc.gov.uk.

Claims can be made for both new talent or staff upskilling apprenticeships.  

Useful resources

Government Guide to Apprenticeships for Schools Workforce

Institute for Apprenticeships - search for what apprenticeships exist that may meet your needs. Popular options include:

 

Recruiting an apprentice

We now recruit and employ our apprentices directly using the same HR process as recruiting a permanent member of staff.

Apprentice Recruitment - Maintained Schools Flowchart (PDF)

Apprenticeship vacancy form

Please contact hrservicedesk@buckscc.gov.uk if you have queries.

All HR recruitment forms

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