Now is the time to take on or up skill an existing employee by achieving an Apprenticeship

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship.

Our long term, unique relationship with Exeter College and our achievement in obtaining registration on the Registration of Approved Training Providers is giving us the opportunity to offer two apprenticeship programmes for the Logistics and Warehousing Industries. Below is some facts on the great benefits in taking on or up skilling an existing member of staff in achieving their Apprenticeship. The Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship includes individuals gaining their lorry licence and the Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship includes Fork Lift Truck training, manual handling and other related qualifications.

  • Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record level – there were 491,300 apprenticeship starts in the 2016 to 2017 academic year of which 121,250 (24.6%) were under 19.
  • There are over 20,000 apprenticeship opportunitiesĀ available every month.
  • Employers are designing new high-quality standards to replace frameworks to ensure apprenticeships are more responsive to their needs.
  • Over 520 apprenticeship standards have been published or in development, with over 200 that are approved for delivery.
  • There were 23,700 starts on apprenticeship standards in 2016 to 2017.
  • Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship.
  • 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship; 97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved, and 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved.
  • Over 90% of apprentices currently go into work or further training.
  • On average, achieving a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship boosts earnings by 11% and 16% respectively. Although there is variation by subject, most subjects deliver a return of around 10%.
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 (89%) apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship overall, and 97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved.
  • The majority (92%) of apprentices in work felt that their apprenticeship had had a positive impact on their career.
  • Apprenticeships are more likely to be undertaken in small (0 to 49 employees) and large-sized employers (250+ employees), with 44% of apprenticeship participation within small employers and 41% of apprenticeship participation in large employers, in 2014 to 2015.
  • 87% of employers said they were satisfied with the programme, 76% say that productivity has improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.
  • Traineeships have been developed by employers making them a great stepping stone to an apprenticeship or other job.

For more information please contact Tony on 01392 42 62 42 or email

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