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At Milltech, we pride ourselves on providing high quality apprenticeship training. We have excellent contacts with employers and individuals who are looking for apprenticeships. We can work with you to find the right solution for your business and individuals.
We can provide a full recruitment plan that will support you in finding the right person for your apprenticeship vacancy. We will advertise your role, screen applications and CVs, select candidates that fit your role and arrange interviews at your convenience. You will be allocated a Key Account Administrator who will be your main point of contact and who will work with you throughout the whole of the recruitment process to point of offering the individual a position in your organisation.
Are you looking for an apprenticeship role within an organisation? We can help you to source potential employment. We have a vast range of employers whom we work with, who are recruiting and therefore have vacancies that they would like to fill. We will give you training in preparing your CV, interview techniques, helping you with confidence and preparation for the interview and then arrange the interview for you. We have vast experience in helping and supporting people into employment. Contact us and we will arrange to meet with you and discuss options that may find you your career. Please also click here to view our current vacancies that may be of interest to you.
Following employer interviews, if successful, we would arrange for you to start your apprenticeship, ensuring we plan your training programme carefully taking into consideration any previous qualifications and experience you have, addressing any additional support needs and ensuring you have a thorough and welcoming induction onto your apprenticeship.
When you start an apprenticeship you will be employed from day one in a real job earning at least £4.15 per hour (many of our apprentices earn more).
While employers are required to pay the salary costs for apprentices, costs for training are supported through the levy or co-investment. Costs for training will be agreed at the outset of an apprenticeship programme and you can discuss this with a member of our Business Development Team.
Contact us if you would like Milltech Training to attend your schools career event or design an individual event to give your students information on their important next step in their careers. Some of the schools we have on-going training & associations with.
Jacob started his Apprenticeship with IChoose, who are an online retailer, he has since developed his skills in online retailing as well as Customer Service. Jacob enjoys his job and has successfully completed his Diploma in Customer Service level 2. He is continuing his learning and has progressed to Customer Service level 3.
Connie started her Business & Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz, Scotswood Road, Newcastle. She successfully applied for a position in the Sales/Administration Department and has developed knowledge and skills in Banking, Invoicing, Filing, Bringing Cars into Stock and Reception.
Reece started his Level 2 Business & Administration Apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz in Newcastle. As an internal progression successfully applied to be an Apprentice as a Trainee Warranty Advisor. He Continues to increase his knowledge and skills and now helps with Vehicle Health Checks.
Featured are Ella, Farzana, Jasmine, Rebecca and Ryan who attend fortnightly to augment their training with their employers as they progress towards achieving their Level 2 Business Administration and Customer Service qualifications.
Successfully gaining full time employment with AGE UK following their Level 2 Apprenticeship programmes. Summer is employed as an ActiveAge and SMT Administration Officer & Taslima is employed as a General Office Administrator.
After Daniel applied for a parts position at Bell Trucks the company approached Milltech to support Daniel’s further training requirements. He started his Parts Apprenticeship Level 2 as a first step and then progressed onto his Level 3 Parts Apprenticeship.
Aiden started his apprenticeship in a Body Repair Centre in Consett, working with damaged vehicles and carrying out mechanical repairs. During this time he achieved his Level 2 qualifications and Functional Skills certificate. He continued onto a Level 3 apprenticeship carrying out diagnostics and rectification procedures.
Carol’s dedication to learning and improving her skills is excellent. She is a credit to the school and a joy to work with. We would recommend Milltech to any employer, especially Keeley who supported Carol throughout, improving her Customer Services, Maths and English skills.
An Apprenticeship is a structured training programme, specific to the needs of the learner, enabling them to gain knowledge and experience leading to a successful qualification. It is a mixture of on and off-the-job training enabling to gain qualifications relevant to their chosen occupation.
Apprenticeships are available and are the ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience. Apprentices can work for a maximum of 40 hours per week and will be entitled to the same holidays as other employees at the business. Employers are responsible for wage and other employment costs – the national minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.90 per hour which applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. After this the national minimum wage will apply.
Training Officers/Assessors visit the learner in the workplace on a regular basis to meet with them and their employer to monitor progress and to carry out training assessments. Programme structures will vary. Some apprentices will attend the training centre weekly or fortnightly for off-the-job training. Others will be given additional self study materials to prepare them to undertake the qualifications that make up the apprenticeship framework. Attendance at training (or the completion of self study materials) is a compulsory part of the apprenticeship scheme and need to achieve the minimum requirement for 20% of the paid time in off the job training.
Once we have received your completed application form you will be invited along to our preview event to see if Milltech can offer you a place on an apprenticeship programme. Alternatively some applicants may be offered a place on the Traineeship Learning programme. This is designed to prepare you for future opportunities. You will also be asked to let us know if you have any other additional support needs. For example if you have a health problem or disability that could have an effect on your learning programme, or if there are any personal issues that could affect your learning. If you tell us about any support needs you may have, we can plan for any additional help or support you will need right from the start. We offer additional literacy and numeracy tuition to support learners if necessary while they are following an apprenticeship programme.
You will receive a letter within 7 days of your appointment to let you know if you have been provisionally accepted onto the programme or to inform you that you have not been successful.
Once accepted onto the programme Milltech will begin to circulate your CV to prospective employers so it is very important to include the most relevant details of your qualifications and experience in your CV. Milltech will then arrange interviews with employers normally on their premises and when you have received a job offer you will be able to commence your apprenticeship programme.
All apprentices complete a Framework, set by the industry at the appropriate level for that occupational area, and will consist of: – A National Vocational Qualification at Level 2 or Level 3 – A Technical Certificate (theory or underpinning knowledge) – Functional Skills. Learning about Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities and the PREVENT programme is also a compulsory part of your learning programme. Exemptions from Functional Skills may be available for those with relevant GCSEs that have been achieved in the last 5 years
You could continue in your position with your employer in normal employment and work to achieve progression through the company. You may be able to progress to a higher level or progress to higher education courses at college or university at degree level.
Because you will: – Get a real job and follow your chosen career – Achieve recognised qualifications – Earn a wage – Learn industry specific skills which employers really want – Have the opportunity to learn completely new skills or study further in your chosen occupational area – Receive the full support of Milltech training staff..
The length of time taken to complete the apprenticeship will vary between one and two years depending on the occupational area or the programme you are taking, the requirements of your employer, your own individual input and the range of experience you will get.
You will be told your planned end date on your induction day and will work towards this throughout your course. The range will be from a minimum of 12 months up to around 24 months although there is no maximum.
Entry requirements may vary depending on the employer and the occupational area being followed, but all applicants should be keen and interested in working in the job role and enjoy learning in and out of the workplace. All applicants will need to satisfactorily complete an assessment of their basic skills (with results at Level 1 or above) and preferably have passed GCSE’s in Maths and English at grades C or above.
Milltech offers apprenticeship programmes in: – Business & Administration – Customer Service – Light Vehicle Technician – Heavy Vehicle Technician – Vehicle Paint and Body Operations – Vehicle Parts – Team Leading/Management – Sales and Telesales – Learning Standards and Development – Employment Related Services.
Telephone us on 0191 5100414 and ask for an application form or you can call in and pick one up. You can also apply online using the form below.