Apprenticeships are paid jobs combining practical, on-the-job training with off-the-job learning. Apprenticeships allow experienced workers to learn new skills and to meet career goals, as well as offer structured routes into skilled work for new/inexperienced employees.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme which can include functional skills, technical certificates and academic qualifications, as well as the development of transferable skills.
Level 5 Apprenticeship
Level 3 Apprenticeship
Our HR apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with the Colchester Institute and incorporate:
one group workshop a month at venues in either Norwich or Colchester
blended learning materials
an Assessor/Training Advisor who visits you in the workplace to track your progress.
As well as the CIPD qualification, the HR apprentices also work towards a final work-based project and a professional discussion for the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment.
How are they paid for?
Since April 2017 the way that government funds apprenticeships in England has changed to a levy system.
If the employer pays the apprenticeship levy they can use this to fund the HR apprenticeship with Blue Sky and the Colchester Institute. There is a small contribution required for level 3 certification as well as CIPD membership.
For non-levy paying employers the Government will co-invest 90% of the funding with the employer being asked to contribute the remaining 10% on a monthly basis.