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Working in Partnership for Success


Main Responsibilities of the Employer

  • Pay rates: National Minimum Wage rates apply, although apprentices have their own NMW for the first year - please refer to the .gov.uk site for up to date rates
  • 30 hours per week: less hours can be managed however the apprenticeship will likely need to last longer - pro rata
  • Contract of employment: apprentices need a contract of employment
  • Statutory rights: all employment statutory rights apply


Main Responsibilities of the Apprentice

  • Maintain regular, meaningful contact with your trainer: this may be face to face, telephone, video link, group workshops etc.  Contact will be a minimum of monthly, likely to be every two weeks
  • Attend scheduled formal reviews: these involve the apprentice, line manager and trainer, where progress and any issues are reviewed and planning of the next phase
  • Be self-sufficient: take responsibility for own learning and development; and work to the highest standard individually manageable


Main Responsibilities of the Line Manager

  • Feedback to the apprentice: regular informal and formal feedback in regards to job performance
  • Manage the apprenticeship: make the organisation or training provider aware if there is a risk the apprentice may not complete their apprenticeship or may not complete on time e.g., there are changes to the role or organisation
  • Agree and action plan; set clear objectives: with the support of the trainer plan the learning schedule to best meet the needs of apprentice and organisation


Main Responsibilities of the Trainer

Organise meetings and formal training sessions

  • provide a comprehensive induction with apprentice and line manager
  • agree and deliver meetings to schedule throughout
  • maintain an 'open door' policy for apprentice, line manager and employer contacts

Provide support and ensure completion of training plan goals

  • map learning and action plan to suit the role and milestones with the line manager
  • set the course of study, plan and execute to ensure timely completion

Regular formal and informal reviews

  • raise concerns constructively to enable issues to be dealt with efficiently
  • maintain regular contact with the apprentice - no less thatn monthly, more likely to be fortnightly or less with certain learners or situations

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