A 5 week route to employability for School Leavers

Milltech are an experience Training Provider that has been supporting young people into employment since 1983. We have a vast experience of working with employers and people to progress their careers and personal development.

We have limited places available on our newly established Development Program with many benefits:

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    Gain valuable work experience with a local employer
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    Tailored attendance days & times available.
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    High quality apprenticeship training
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    Excellent contacts with employers looking for apprenticeships

How it works

Our 6 week program offers school leavers the opportunity to improve their employability with local businesses. Even if you are not sure what you want to do yet, speak to our experienced team and we will be able to match your interests and skill set with local businesses. What’s more the program is fully funded so you wont have to pay a penny.

Following employer interviews, if successful, we would arrange for you to start your work experience, ensuring we plan your qualifications training programme, addressing any additional support needs and ensuring you have a thorough and welcoming induction onto your first job.

Towards the end of the program our team will either help you find full time employment or work with you developing your CV and interview techniques.

Level 2 Courses

Chose 5 separate qualifications from the following list to be completed during the Milltech Development Program

  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Manual Handling of Load
  • Fire Safety
  • Control of Hazardous Substances
  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency 1st Aid
  • H&S level 2 in Social Care
  • Food Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Customer Service

Schools we work with

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.

  • Venerable Bede Church of England Academy
  • Thornhill School & Business and Enterprise College
  • Academy 360
  • Argyle House School
  • Southmoor Academy & The Sixth Form
  • Biddick Academy
  • Castle View Enterprise Academy
  • Farringdon Community Academy
  • Grindon Hall Christian School

Register Your Interest

We have limited places available on our newly established Development Program, to book your place use the contact details below or fill out the form on this page

0191 5100 414


    Apprenticeship FAQs

    Apprenticeships ExplainedAn 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.

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    List of Apprenticeship Courses

    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.