Employer FAQs

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combine practical workplace training with study that that builds on existing skills to develop technical and vocational skills to a recognised qualification.   Apprentices would work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. At the same time, apprentices attend classes at the College, usually one day a week, to learn and refine the knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace.

Is there a cost to the employer?

Like all employees, apprentices must receive a wage relevant to the job that they are doing.  For more information about the apprenticeship and national minimum wage please refer to the GOV.UK for the most up-to-date information.

You will be expected to pay your apprentice a wage of at least £2.68 per hour in the first year.

What support is available for employers?

Through the College and The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) there a range of support available to employers from Funding to finding a suitable apprentice for your organisation.  Contact the Employer Engagement Team for full details email: apprenticeships@candi.ac.uk  Tel: 0800 980 8434

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level and subject.

How do I get started?

City and Islington College Account Managers will help you find the right person for the job by offering a bespoke recruitment service at no extra cost.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, it would be worthwhile contacting the Apprenticeship team to discuss training programmes available and any particular requirements you may have. We will

  • talk to you about your business needs,
  • put together a job description,
  • advertise for the post,
  • put forward the best candidates
  • help you with the interview process from start to finish. 

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