Havant Sixth Form College


Employer Guide

At Havant Sixth Form College we specialise in subject areas, set high standards and consistently achieve amazing results.

We provide personal and professional training programmes that support new and existing staff in developing their skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeships are high on the Government agenda and exciting developments are currently underway to enhance the programmes and opportunities.

Apprenticeships include competence and knowledge elements some with a qualification embedded and Functional Skills – English, Maths and ICT (if applicable).

What are the Business Requirements?

  • An apprentice is required to work a minimum of 30 hours a week (to include study hours at college).
  • You will be required to induct the apprentice and assign them with a workplace mentor.
  • Pay the apprentice the minimum of £3.30 per hour. 19+ apprentices are paid at least the national minimum wage after year one.
  • Allow the student up to one day college release.
  • Enable Assessors to meet with the student in the workplace to support with observations.
  • Hold a valid employers’ liability insurance certificate.
  • Support the College in the completion of a Health and Safety Checklist.
  • Sign an Apprenticeship Service Level Agreement.
  • Complete a DBS form, if required.

What are the charges involved and what is the Apprenticeship Levy?

We can discuss funding, grants, incentives and, where applicable, the requirement for business contributions with you.

 As of April 2017, any business with a wage bill of over £3million will be required to pay into the apprenticeship levy.

How you can recruit an apprentice?

Route 1

If you have a current staff member or someone interested in becoming an apprentice with you and we offer the suitable apprenticeship, then we can support with this route – please refer to our recruitment process below from the appointment stage.

Route 2

Take on a new apprentice; we will support you through the recruitment. See our recruitment process below.

Our recruitment process

1. Initial Meeting

We meet with you and discuss all your needs and requirements.

2. Advertise the Vacancy

We produce an advert from your job description and upload this to the National Apprenticeship website: gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

3. Appointment

We agree a start date and complete all induction documentation. We will then liaise with you regarding review dates, student progression and the apprenticeship journey ahead.

4. Ongoing

The Programme Assessor will regularly update you on progress via meetings, phone and email and we can provide copies of observations, if required.

Employer Quotes

“As providers of Clinical Support Apprenticeships for the support workers at PHT, Havant Sixth Form College are always professional and proactive to work alongside. They always strive to deliver excellent learning experiences and are adaptive and open to change.”

Annette Farrell, Senior Nurse Learning Beyond Registration, QA Hospital

"Havant Sixth Form College gave excellent support to us in recruiting a capable apprentice for our firm of chartered accountants. The College led the advertising, interviewing and selection process, while keeping us fully briefed. We expect to start another apprenticeship in 2016 and definitely we will ask Havant Sixth Form College to support us again."

David Wilkie, Director, Wilkie Randall Chartered Accountants, Petersfield, Hampshire.

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