You may be an employer looking for information on apprenticeships and how they may benefit your organisation or you may be an established apprenticeship employer looking to work with a training provider. Either way we hope this website and the information below is helpful in answering your questions. Please contact us directly on 01484 429 359 if you wish to speak to a member of our team.

What we do

Our employer and learner engagement teams work with over three hundred employers to provide front line support to them in the recruitment, training and development of their staff. For employers who require new trainee staff, we offer support with advertising, short-listing, recruitment and training. We have a long established knowledge of labour market supply and have links with most of the schools in the areas in which we operate. We are therefore able to support you in recruiting young and adult learners training and will also provide you with the training and support for your learners during the apprenticeship programme. We design our programmes with you to reflect your operating and business cycle to ensure minimal disruption.

Your apprentices, once recruited, will be assessed in the work place over the duration the apprenticeship. We will agree with you and your employees the timing and frequency of assessment and we will provide technical and other core skills training (for example in Maths and English) typically 'off site' at our premises at dates convenient to you.

All of our training is delivered by appropriately qualified professionals most of whom have come from the same operating environments in which you operate and therefore are able to align the demands of an apprenticeship with your expectations as employers.

Apprenticeships are not 'free'. They involve a commitment of time, effort and in many cases money to complete. However the government makes available funding to fully or partially support the costs of apprenticeship training. Woodspeen is able to advise on whether and to what extent government funding is available at any time but we will always work with you to determine the most appropriate programmes of training for each apprentice that you employ.

Whilst not appropriate for all roles, our experience is that apprenticeships provide an excellent route to bringing new talent into your organisation and in particular where employees are at or near the start of their career journey this route often provide a stronger foundation for building future talent that can in future take forward the organisation. Employers often cite that apprentices often provide a better value for money proposition although please note that the level of support required from you as employer will be greater at the earlier stages to help the apprentice succeed with real benefits coming later.

Woodspeen provides the following service to you as an employer and we tailor our service to your individual requirements:

  • Impartial training advice for your business
  • A bespoke recruitment service to meet your business objectives
  • Cost and time effective training programmes built around your business cycle
  • A professional, personal approach in all our dealings with you

You may find our guide for employers helpful in providing further information (download our employer manual, see below).  However if you would like to discuss apprenticeships or have queries not addressed in our literature then please contact us on 01484 429 359.