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Apprenticeships for small businesses


Apprenticeships for Small Businesses

Babington has its own Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA), which means we can support small businesses to take on apprentices where they wouldn’t normally be able to.

Many small businesses worry about taking on an apprentice for the first time, often due to a lack of support services such as HR and payroll, and concerns about the length of an apprenticeship. We can employ apprentices for you, while you offer a host placement. This means you can be more flexible when taking on an extra team member.

Some businesses in specialist areas may feel they don’t have a broad enough role to suit an apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship sharing service means we can identify other employers with whom you can share the apprenticeship, so that you can still benefit from having an apprentice in your business.

As a host employer, you will receive a professional apprenticeship recruitment service, working with a team that is highly experienced in tailoring educational programmes to client needs.

How an ATA apprenticeship works

When you take on an apprentice through our ATA, we offer a range of services to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible, and helps your business thrive.

Apprenticeship consultancy: We provide a bespoke apprenticeship that works with the goals of your business, and offer a simple invoicing model.

Apprenticeship recruitment: We promote your vacancy, attracting high quality pre-screened candidates for you to interview at your convenience.

Apprenticeship employment: We employ your apprentice, giving you more flexibility and reduced risk.

Apprenticeship support services: We provide a fixed contract of employment for your apprentice, looking after all aspects of payroll and HR.

Apprenticeship training: One of our qualified training advisors will deliver your bespoke apprenticeship, guiding your apprentice through their journey. We’ll prepare your apprentice’s individual learning plan, and monitor their progress throughout.

Apprenticeship funding: We identify all funding opportunities for which you may be eligible, including local and national grants, and support you through the application process.

Apprentice support and mentoring: We provide pastoral support and progression planning for your apprentice, as well as training and support for your apprentice’s line manager.

Apprenticeship sharing service: We can help facilitate the sharing of an apprentice with another employer if you only require someone on a part-time basis, or can only offer one part of an apprenticeship role.

Apprenticeships for everyone: Our ATA means we can support businesses of all sizes to take on apprentices.

The benefits of apprenticeships for small businesses

Here are some of the ways your business can benefit from the services of our Apprenticeship Training Agency:

  • Faster business growth
  • Lower employment costs
  • Limited employment risk
  • Increased employment flexibility
  • A highly trained member of staff

Our specialities

We can support your business with apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Social media and digital marketing
  • Hospitality
  • Customer service
  • Property services
  • Leadership and management
  • Team leading
  • Hairdressing
  • Health and social care
  • Financial services
  • Retail
  • Insurance

Getting started

If you’d like to find out how you could benefit from taking on an apprentice, get in touch and one of our advisors will guide you through the process.

Before beginning the recruitment process and bringing you your next rising star, we’ll gain an in-depth understanding of your business requirements. To find out more or get started, get in touch on 01332 613688, or send us a message here.

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