Apprenticeship Training

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

What is an Apprenticeship?

An  apprenticeships is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It benefits both employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce helps improve economic productivity. The programme is for a minimum of 12 months and structured in a way to suit employer and employee needs.

An apprenticeship is a way to improve the skills gap your company has and this can be done by employing a new member of staff or up skilling an existing employee.

 

Apprenticeships have become a key government policy within the UK. As from April 2017, large employers pay an apprenticeship levy and other employers will be required to contribute to some of the costs. Since April 2017 all UK employers in the public and private sector with a pay bill of over £3 million have had to contribute to the apprenticeship levy (0.5% of their annual bill). It is estimated that this affects fewer than 2% of UK employers. In England, the government will top up employers’ levy with an extra 10%, paid directly to employers’ apprenticeship accounts.

For non-levy paying employers at least 90% of training and assessment costs will be paid by the government. Therefore the government will ask these employers to only make a 10% cash contribution to the cost which is paid directly to the apprentice provider.

Trans Plant Mastertrain have obtained recognition to offer apprenticeships by achieving approval on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). Furthermore we have built a unique, long standing relationship with Exeter College  and offer two specific Apprenticeship qualifications appropriate to our immense experience within the Logistics Industry.

The Apprenticeships offered are:

  • Large Goods Vehicle (LGV / HGV)
  • Warehouse Operative

What is the benefit to employers?

  • Helps to fill in your skills gap
  • Reduction in staff turnover
  • Increasing employee satisfaction
  • Reducing recruitment costs
  • Promotes ‘the feel good factor’ within your company
  • Employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that productivity improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.

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

Apprenticeship facts

  • Over 75% of those employers agree that apprentices make their workplace more productive
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which take on some apprentices.
  • 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.

Large Goods Vehicle Driver (Level 2) Apprenticeship

What does the Apprenticeship include?

During the Apprenticeship we will work with the employer to develop training for the apprentices specific to their job role, as well as becoming an LGV driver. We teach the fundamental aspects of being an operator within the logistics sector, as well as the vocational licenses. Most of this training is carried out within the place of work. Approximately we will visit at least every 10 weeks to review progress and micro teaching sessions, as well as online learning via or online training platforms and also provide Master Classes at our training centre teaching aspects such as Drivers Hours, Load Security, Driver Responsibilities, Route Planning and many other relative subject areas.

Example of a LGV (Level 2) Apprenticeship timetable

Before commencement we will visit the employer and potential apprentice to ensure that the qualification, work environment is suitable along with carrying out a health and safety company check, confirmation of the programme and assess the individual in their ability to achieve the qualification.

Months 1 to 3

  • LGV medical
  • Assessment day – driving, English and math skills
  • Assignment of mentor
  • Introduction to the industry
  • Company Induction, job role and objectives
  • Job shadowing
  • Master Class 1 and 2
  • Job specific training
  • In-cab job experience, shadowed and mentored
  • Module 1 and 2 inline training
  • Module 1 and 2 theory and hazard perception tests
  • LGV driver training and DVSA test
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Reviews and micro teaches

Month 4 to 6

  • Master Class 3, 4 and 5
  • On the job accompanied driving
  • Mentor assessment
  • Driving assessment
  • Solo driving – restricted routes
  • On the job training
  • Reviews and micro teaching
  • Numeracy and Literacy tests
  • On line training

Month 7 to 9

  • Master Class 6
  • Reviews and micro teaching
  • Mentor assessment
  • On the job training
  • Solo driving – graduate to more difficult routes
  • Moderated observation 1 – skills test
  • professional discussions, Q&A’s

Month 10 to 12

  • Solo Driving
  • Professional discussions – Q&A’s
  • Mentor assessment
  • Moderated observation 2 – skills test
  • Mock gateway assessment

Month 13

  • End Point Assessment
  • Progression / completion interview
  • Graduation

Example of Warehouse Operative (Level 2 )  Apprenticeship timetable

Before commencement we will visit the employer and potential apprentice to ensure that the qualification, work environment is suitable along with carrying out a health and safety company check, confirmation of the programme and assess the individual in their ability to achieve the qualification.

Month 1 to 3

  • Assessment day – English, Math skills
  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Company induction, job role and objectives
  • Assignment of mentor
  • Off the job training, shadowing with mentor
  • Master Class 1,2 and 3
  • Job specific training – picking
  • Reviews and micro teaching

Month 4 – 6

  • Off the job training, shadowing with mentor
  • Fork lift truck training
  • Manual Handling training
  • Job specific training picking and packing
  • Mentor assessments
  • Reviews and micro teaching
  • Master Class 4,5 and 6

Month 7 to 9

  • Master Class 7,8 and 9
  • Job specific training – goods out, stock management
  • Mentor assessment
  • Reviews and micro teaching
  • Moderated observation 1 – skills test

Month 10 – 12

  • Off the job training, shadowing with mentor
  • Job specific training – stock management
  • Mentor assessment
  • Moderated observation 2 – skills test
  • Mock gateway assessment, Q&A’s

Month 13

  • End Point Assessment
  • Progression / completion interview
  • Graduation

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

What is an End Point Assessment (EPA)

This is an assessment carried out by an external approved company (Highfield) which confirms your practical and theoretical ability which is measured against national standards. Up to one day needs to be allocated for this and ideally at the apprentices place of work.

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