Written by our Head of Business Development – James O’Donnell

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I have put together a quick list of 11 points about our Apprenticeship programmes:

We often meet with companies that are interested in taking on Apprentices but are unsure of how our Apprenticeships programmes (Future LDN and Tech City Stars), are delivered.

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1 All of our Apprenticeships last for 13 months

On average almost 90% of our Apprentices are offered roles at the end of their Apprenticeship.

2 You can hire a single Apprentice

But our most successful companies find that hiring a small team 4/5 at a time works better as they can grow and develop as a team, also it means that you only have to deliver training once rather than over and over again.

3 Our Apprentices are employed directly by your company

They still get holidays / sick pay / other benefits that you wish to offer.

4 We recommend that you pay Apprentices weekly

At least £200pw for Tech City Stars and £170pw for Future LDN.

5 All of our Apprentice’s travel is paid for by you

Apprentices who live in a London Borough qualify for a 30% discount on their Oyster Cards.

6 If your company has under 50 UK Employees then you might eligible for a £1500 AGE Grant

If you are eligible we’ll help you claim this.

7 If the Apprentice is aged 19 – 23 then we also ask for clients to pay £200pm (+VAT) as a contribution toward their training costs.

8 Apprentices work towards a BTEC Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms awarded by the Tech Partnership

This means that they learn skills that they can apply in their role with you.

9 Apprentices spend 5 work hours a week working on their online portfolios

Some companies give their apprentices an afternoon a week to work on this, or an hour a day, whatever works best for your company.

10 Apprentices need to have GCSE grades A-C in English, Maths and ICT

If not there will be additional time that they need to spend with us in our Aldgate Offices to work towards improving their Functional Skills and getting a requisite level of qualification to complete the Apprenticeship framework.

11 Tech City Stars Apprentices have evening classes 1800 – 2000

These run twice a week to help them complete their qualification, and additional enrichment that we offer to give our Tech City Stars a broad range of knowledge across the ever growing world of Tech.
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To discuss the suitability of your company investing in an enthusiastic young person in partnership with Tech City Stars or Future LDN please drop a line to [email protected]