Apprenticeships can be used to transform the future skills of your business through development of existing members of your workforce or through recruitment of new members of staff.
What is an apprenticeship?
Employing apprentices can completely re-create your workplace. They transform potential, increase professionalism, improve diversity and bring fresh ideas. Many people do not realise that there is no upper age limit to become an apprentice. They are open to all ages from 16 upwards and can be used to train existing staff members as well as new ones. A large proportion of apprenticeships include preparation for the professional body end point assessment (e.g L6 Chartered Surveyor APC preparation).
Take a look at what some of our employers who have utilised their levy-funding have to say about the brilliance of apprenticeships:
UCEM apprenticeships are taught via supported online learning. Apprentices will not need to regularly travel meaning that they can study at home or in the office on whichever day suits you, their employer. Apprentices do attend face-to-face workshops and the regularity of these depends on the level of apprenticeship they are studying (the most regular being once a month). Apprentices and their employer will receive regular one-to-one catch ups with either an allocated apprenticeship coordinator or an allocated tutor to make sure that both apprentice and employer are supported through the programme.
|Apprenticeship programmes available||Academic qualification included||Academic qualification accredited by||Levy payer* cost||Non-levy payer* cost|
|Surveying Technician Apprenticeship (Level 3)||Diploma||–||£9,000||£450|
|Facilities Management Supervisor Apprenticeship (Level 3)||Diploma||IWFM||£4,000||£200|
|Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)||BSc (Hons)||RICS, CABE||£27,000||£1,350|
|Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)||BSc (Hons)||In progress||£24,000||£1,200|
|Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship
|MBA Construction & Real Estate||CMI, RICS, CIOB, CABE||£18,000||£900|
*Please see the Apprenticeship levy section above for more details.
Apprenticeships for non-Levy paying employers may be partially funded via European Social Fund (ESF) match funding.
Our Apprenticeship Quality Statement sets out our intentions regarding the quality of the apprenticeship programmes that we offer.