Apprenticeships

‘One in five employers are turning to apprenticeships to help them through the tough economic climate’

What is the cost and duration of an Apprenticeship?

Our apprenticeships take 12 – 18 months to achieve. The majority of the training and all of the assessments are carried out at your place of work. Occasionally apprentices will be invited to attend practical and theoretical training at our centre in Exeter.

The apprenticeship is fully funded for candidates aged under 19 and partially funded for candidates 19 or over. The employer will be expected to pay between £500 to £650 depending on the age of the candidate and the apprenticeship selected.

£1500 AGE grant for employers

If you have not taken on an Apprentice within the last 12 months and employ less than 50 employees then you could be eligible to £1500. Contact us for further details.

Trans Plant Mastertrain offers apprenticeships in four key areas. They are:

  • Driving Goods Vehicles (including an intensive lorry driving training course and tests.) This apprenticeship is designed for anyone wishing to transport goods or who works within transport. For example as a technician, equestrian, agricultural, removals and warehousing. Goods can be transported via bicycle, motorcycle, car, van, rigid lorry and articulated lorries.
  • Warehouse & Storage (including forklift training and certification) This apprenticeship is designed to suit an individual working in or around a warehouse, stock room or anywhere dealing with or handling goods.
  • Customer Service (including health & safety and manual handling training) This apprenticeship is designed for anyone who deals with customers directly or indirectly.
  • Business Administration (including an IT qualification, health & safety and manual handling) This popular qualification relates to almost every industry because nearly every industry requires administration.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship framework at level 2 you may then progress on to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

Recruitment of an Apprentice

You can select an existing employee, advertise for an apprentice or contact us because we have an array of keen, innovative people waiting for the opportunity to become an apprentice.

What will you expect from us

  • Training specific to the Apprenticeship selected including a level 2 (NVQ) QCF qualification
  • On-site assessments to confirm the knowledge and ability gained
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Numeracy & Literacy qualifications (if required)
  • Business Administration includes an IT qualification (if required)
  • Supporting job specific skills like lorry licence, forklift, 1st Aid, manual handling, health & safety

 

Apprenticeship facts

  • Over 80% of those employers agree that apprentices make their workplace more productive
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which take on some apprentices.
  • The average wage for an apprentice is  £170/week
  • 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
  • 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.

Driving Goods Vehicles (Level 2) Apprenticeship

What does the Apprenticeship include?

  • Induction
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Introduction to the Logistics Industry
  • Functional Skills in Numeracy & Literacy (if required)
  • Lorry Driver Training & all tests
  • QCF (NVQ) in Driving Goods Vehicles
  • Personal learning & thinking skills
  • Two post test driving assessments
  • Continual support, reviews and mentoring

What are the benefits?

  • An LGV licence
  • Expert training
  • Training relating to the logistics industry
  • Vehicle maintenance incorporating the vehicle braking system
  • Drivers hours, digital & analogue tachographs rules and regulations
  • Route planning
  • Loading and unloading, security, vehicle/axle weights/dimensions
  • Route planning
  • Operating in differing driving conditions

Customer Service Apprenticeship

What does the Apprenticeship include?

  • Induction
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Introduction to the Logistics Industry
  • Functional Skills in Numeracy & Literacy (if required)
  • QCF (NVQ) in Customer Service
  • Personal learning & thinking skills
  • Health & Safety and manual handling training
  • Continual support, reviews and mentoring

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding of their duties and responsibilities
  • Expert training
  • Challenging activities
  • Understanding of Health and Safety at work
  • Understand customer service to improve service delivery
  • Training on effective communication
  • Build and maintain customer relationships
  • Use customer service as a competitive tool
  • Continual support, reviews and mentoring

Warehouse & Storage Apprenticeship

What does the Apprenticeship include?

  • Induction
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Introduction to the Warehouse Industry
  • QCF (NVQ) in Warehousing and Storage
  • Functional Skills in Numeracy & Literacy (if required)
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Forklift truck license

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding of their duties and responsibilities
  • Expert training
  • Process and assemble orders for despatch
  • Picking and receiving goods
  • Moving and handling goods
  • Checking stock levels and records
  • Continual support, reviews and mentoring

Business Administration

What does the Apprenticeship include?

  • Induction
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • QCF (NVQ) in Business Administration
  • Principles of business administration
  • Functional Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT (if required)
  • Health & Safety and Manual Handling certification

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding of their duties and responsibilities
  • Expert training
  • Training for business administration
  • Continual support, reviews and mentoring