Grow your business with apprenticeships

Where apprenticeships are concerned, the game has changed. Revised eligibility rules and funding frameworks mean apprenticeships are now a more viable way than ever to attract, retain and develop talent across your entire organisation. Apprenticeships allow you to effectively train, upskill, or reskill your people – from entry level all the way through to masters-equivalent programmes for senior management. If your annual wage bill is over £3m, you’ll already be paying the levy. Knowledgepool can help you make the most of this.

When might Apprenticeships be right for you?

Here are just some of the things you might want:

  • To leverage your levy contribution to reinvest in your long-term talent programmes
  • To develop a unified apprenticeship strategy that is aligned to wider business objectives
  • To understand how to use apprenticeships to maximise the impact on learning and ROI for the organisation
  • To offer existing employees the chance to improve skills (or help to close skills gaps in your workforce)
  • To understand how to shift existing L&D activity to apprenticeships

What can you expect from our Apprenticeships?

We can help with these challenges. We deliver:

  • Expert guidance on how best to utilise your levy contribution
  • End to end strategic programme design to deliver tailored and effective apprenticeship initiatives
  • Complete programme delivery; we can manage the entire process from attraction, through enrolment and administration
  • Advice, guidance and support in making apprenticeships a staple part of your L&D framework

Want to know more about Knowledgepool apprenticeships?

Our Expertise

We’ve been delivering apprenticeships for eleven years and run some of the country’s largest and best-known schemes. We focus on delivering the best learner experience and our apprenticeship platform is based on a market-leading Learning Management System (LMS) tessello™, which allows us to integrate social media, peer sharing, remote instructor intervention, anytime-anywhere access and many other features that are intuitive and instinctive to the modern learner.

In addition to our own delivery we offer a full managed service capability managing your apprenticeships providers to ensure the best outcomes and the highest standards of quality and compliance as expected by OFSTED and the ESFA.

Understanding the Levy

If you’re a large organisation with a wage bill of over £3m, you will already be paying the apprenticeship levy. These funds can be used to support the skills development of your people as part of your wider L&D strategy. We work with you to understand what your levy contribution looks like, as well as identify areas where this could best be leveraged to add value to your organisation.

Programme Design

Apprenticeships aren’t just for entry level. We’ll work with you to analyse how best to design programmes aimed at both talent attraction, and upskilling existing colleagues. We’ll also examine how you’re currently running your training function within the context of the wider business, and make recommendations mapped to those requirements. All our programmes aim to maximise impact and deliver real ROI.

Traineeships & Pre-employment

We work with organisations like yours to deliver emerging talent plans and promote staff progression through nationally recognised pre-employment programmes (i.e. traineeships and sector-based work academies.) Our mission is to provide you with the services you need to find, engage with and train the people who will help you drive your business forward.

HSBC – Ofsted highlighted the close working relationship between our team and their HSBC colleagues as best practice.

“HSBC’s central apprenticeship team (the team) and the subcontractor’s managers work together in an outstanding way to monitor and improve the programme continually, manage assessors and provide constructive professional development.”

Barclays – Our partnership with Barclays has already received national recognition:

‘Runner up for best large employer Apprenticeship programme in the 2015 NAS Awards’
‘Winner of 2016 ‘Diversity and Inclusion Initiative National RAD Awards’
‘Apprentice – Inspirational Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Apprenticeship Programme’
‘Apprentice – Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Award’

Statistics

96%

Conversion rate across our apprenticeship schemes, compared to a 69% industry average

89%

Average percentage achieved across apprenticeships for our major Financial Services partners

90%

The success rate of our apprentices over the last two years as part of the Civil Service Fast Track scheme

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