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 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.
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 email@example.com.
Claims can be made for both new talent or staff upskilling apprenticeships.
Institute for Apprenticeships - search for what apprenticeships exist that may meet your needs. Popular options include:
- Supporting Teaching & Learning OR Children and Young People’s Workforce
- School Business Manager (Level 4)
- Senior Leaders Master’s Degree (Level 7)
- Facilities Management /Property Maintenance
- Supporting Teaching in PE & School Sport (Level 3)
Recruiting an apprentice
We now recruit and employ our apprentices directly using the same HR process as recruiting a permanent member of staff.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have queries.