An apprenticeship is a great opportunity for people to obtain a qualification and gain direct experience in the workplace. It can also offer businesses the chance to upskill its workforce with well-trained staff members. From business management or marketing to sport or construction, there are hundreds of different types of apprenticeships available that offer options for every career path.
Frome Town Council is working with local schools, individuals and businesses to help create new apprenticeship schemes and support existing ones. While there is a lot of information on apprenticeships available, sometimes it can be a challenge to find the answers that you’re looking for or the resources that can be tapped into.
The Town Council can offer advice and support for those interesting in starting an apprenticeship or businesses that are looking to bring on a new recruit, opening pathways to local opportunities.
To find out more about the benefits apprenticeships can bring to your business please see our Apprenticeship Leaflet
What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are paid, work-based learning programmes where employers provide the on the job training leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Off the job training usually takes place at a college or a training centre one day per week and provides the apprentice with up to date skills and knowledge. Employers pay the apprentice’s standard wages, but the overall training programme is managed by an industry skilled training provider.
Watch this video to see how apprentices have benefitted local business A J Reynolds.
Making the most of Frome
Most businesses in Frome, and its surrounding area, are small, independent companies that offer unique opportunities for bringing on apprentices. It is important that these opportunities are made available to residents to ensure that businesses make the most of the talent here in Frome while assisting with the development of local skills and training.
If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more about starting an apprenticeship, please contact Frome Town Council via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01373 465 757.