Benifits of Apprenticeships

Training and Development made simple

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for Employers to introduce new people and skills into the organisation

It’s no secret that the extent of the skills shortage on the UK is vast, with the Manufacturing and Engineering industry affected the most1. Additionally, 19.5% of engineers currently working in the UK are due to retire by 2026, only exacerbating the gap in skills, knowledge and experience2.

Our team are here to help ensure your apprentices learn the skills required specifically to their job role and if you’re taking on new staff, we can even help with the recruitment process.

The benefits to your organisation

Plug your skills gap

An Apprenticeship provides the opportunity for knowledge and skills to be passed onto new team members from experience staff, keeping the skills in the company for years to come. Many apprenticeships even provide the opportunity for the organisation to choose any optional modules the apprentice undertakes. 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their own individual organisation!3

Upskill workforce

Apprenticeships aren’t just for new employees; they are an effective way to upskill your existing workforce. They provide a great opportunity to ensure your workforce have the best skills available to carry out their job effectively and even progress within the organisation.

Improve moral and retention

Providing employees with the opportunity to learn new skills and obtain qualifications boosts morale and enables them to envision their long-term development with the organisation. This directly contributes to the retention of staff and shows value.

Cost effective

The training and Apprenticeships delivered at Qualitrain Engineering Academy are funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. The Levy is a simple funding avenue put into place to ensure all organisations have access to the training and apprenticeships they require. Find out more here.

Improves Productivity

Apprentices have a natural interest and like to get involved. They are keen to learn new skills . 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity3.

What our Apprentices say
Courses and Training
Apprenticeships at Qualitrain Engineering Academy
Engineering Operative

Level 2 – This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain core skills, knowledge and behaviours to carry out fundamental Engineering operations.

General Welder

Level 2 – This programme provides the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required to succeed as a General Welder, working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process.

Engineering Technician

Level 3 – This qualification upskills learners to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role and complement wider business strategy and development.

Metal Fabricator

Level 3 – This qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Level 3 – This qualification teaches the core skills required for maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in manufacturing and engineering organisations.

Rail Engineering Operative

Level 2 – This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain core skills and knowledge enabling them to support to Rail Engineers and Technicians.

Rail Engineering Technician

Level 3 – A Rail Engineering Technician has the core skills and knowledge to provide support to Rail Engineers working on The Railway.

  1. Search Consultancy 2021, Mind the Gap, Search Consultancy Data Report, Search Consultancy viewed 12th November 2021 <https://iwork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Mind-the-Gap-Report-2-1.pdf>
  2. Jason Cole 2021, What’s the reason for the shortage of engineers in the UK?, Johnathan Lee 2021, viewed 12th November 2021 <https://www.jonlee.co.uk/blog/2020/01/whats-the-reason-behind-the-shortage-of-engineers-in-uk>
  3. Apprenticeships 2021, What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?, HM Government 2021, viewed 12th November 2021 <https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/employers/benefits-of-hiring-apprentice>