I. WHY ABIS RESOURCES FOR APPRENTICESHIPS
Abis Resources is a training provider that manages a wide range of work-based publicly funded learning. Abis Resources was rated as GOOD by Ofsted and we are constantly striving for continuous growth in serving our customers with emphasis on high quality of training and education.
We have worked with learners from different ethnic backgrounds to promote equality and diversity with a 100% success rate. It is our challenge and our pleasure to witness our learners from all backgrounds achieving their training goals and taking their knowledge and talents into the workplace to the huge benefit of themselves and their employers. We reached a favourable outcome of more than 500 learners and expecting to further our success rate over the coming years. We work to deliver a high standard of academic conduct and professional relationship with our learners through our team of qualified and experienced member of staff.
Abis Resources operates a policy of continuous improvement and constantly strives to be even better to serve you to be at your best and to help you direct towards your chosen academic achievement in the future. So, whether you are returning to learning, pursuing a passion or wanting to achieve qualifications for personal or professional development let your learning journey begin with us.
Abis Resources offers Apprenticeship programmes which are now the most favoured route for funded training.
II. What are Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship is a proven way to train your workforce in a cost effective way. It can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive, designed to meet the challenges of a changing economy.
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for both new and existing employees which lead to national recognised qualifications designed around the needs of employers.
An Apprenticeship framework usually consists of:
· A knowledge qualification which will teach you the underlying knowledge and theory
needed to perform your job effectively. This qualification is usually delivered in the centre.
· A competence-based qualification which allow you to show that you can perform
certain skills that you need in your job. This qualification requires assessment in the workplace.
· Functional Skills of English, Maths and/or IT which will ensure that you have the
transferrable skills that all employers value.
III. Who can apply for Apprenticeship
· Residency criteria apply. All Apprentices should be British/EU citizens or indefinite visa holders.
For other visa holders, please seek advice from Abis Resources Office.
· Apprentice must be 16 years of age or more. There is no upper age limit for Apprenticeship.
· They should not be in fulltime education
· Those who have level 4 or higher qualifications are not eligible.
· All new starts on an Apprenticeship must already be employed or start employment on the
first day on which they start their Apprenticeship.
· The employment must relate to the Apprenticeship framework being followed.
· Employment must be for 30 hours per week or more. Apprentice with an irregular working
pattern should be viewed using a four week average.
IV. Types of Apprenticeships
There are 2 levels attainable:
The Apprenticeship (level 2) and the Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3). Training and assessment is normally carried out both in the workplace and at our Centre. There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship. It will depend on the subject area, abilities of apprentices and the employer’s requirements. Usually Apprenticeships can take between one and three years to complete. The content of each apprenticeship comprises of a competency based element, a knowledge based element, Functional skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking skills.
Apprenticeship (Level 2) :
You will study for a qualification at Level 2 in your chosen specialist area and also gain a Functional Skills qualification. An Apprenticeship usually takes one year to complete and, on completion, there may be an opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.
This is equivalent to five GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) :
You will work towards a qualification at Level 3 and will be aiming for a technical, supervisory or junior management role. You’ll also work to a higher level of Functional Skills qualification. The training usually lasts two to three years. For some, an Advanced Apprenticeship is a stepping stone to university-level studies. This is equivalent to two or more A Levels or a BTEC National Diploma
V. SUBJECTS OFFERED
Abis Resources currently offers Apprenticeship the following subject areas on:
(Please click on Apprenticeship subject for more information)
· Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
· Advanced Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
· Apprenticeship in Children and Young People Workforce
· Advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young People Workforce
· Apprenticeship in Business Administration
· Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration
· Apprenticeship in Customer service
· Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer service
· Apprenticeship in Advice and Guidance
· Advanced Apprenticeship in Advice and Guidance
· Apprenticeship in IT
· Advanced Apprenticeship in IT
1. If you are already in employment.
advice you on the best apprenticeship framework which suits you. We will also be in contact
with your employer to inform them about your interest in an Apprenticeship and will provide
them with more information about the scheme and how it will benefit you and their organisation.
Or if you have already informed your employer about your development options, kindly ask
them to contact our team on 0208 980 5552.
2. If you are an employer and is looking for training for your staff.
your training needs.
3. If you are between the age of 16 and 19 years and looking for employment.
Follow these simple steps to help us find a perfect Apprenticeship for you:
1. Prepare your CV
Making a good first impression to sell yourself is very important regardless if this will be your
first job. Still the employer would want to know about you and the skills and knowledge
you have to take on to the role. Your CV must tell them what you have learned and how
you can apply this to the role.
A CV should include Personal contact details (name, address, phone number, email address),
qualifications gained, employment history ( if applicable starting with the most recent one ),
personal statement and reference contacts ( usually two ). Reference contacts can be your
previous employer ( if applicable ) or teaching staff from school or college. Make your CV
short but concise providing relevant information that relates to the job you are applying
for. Spell check your CV and ensure that it is in a format compatible with the most
computers as you are likely to have to email it – if the format is wrong the employer will not
be able to open and read it!
For examples of CV, go to:
be happy to help you
industry you would like to work in and where.
It is important to let us know where you can realistically travel to work and what sort of
environment will suit you best.
3. We will work with you to find an Apprenticeship programme.
4. Maximise your chance of success!
We cannot guarantee you an Apprenticeship place so to increase your chance of success
you also need to actively look for a suitable Apprenticeship opportunity.
VII. APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Part of the process when taking up Apprenticeship programme is the support from the employer through completion of some paper works such us Service Level Agreement, Health and Safety Assessment and Training Needs Analysis to be done by one of Abis Resources staff.
The employer in addition must provide the apprentice with a contract of employment either a permanent contract or fixed term contract covering the duration of Apprenticeship programme. The employer should allow an Assessor who will be allocated to the apprentice for scheduled assessment visits and will be responsible for the monitoring of the progress towards the completion of the Apprenticeship program. The employer should release the apprentice for classroom based scheduled teaching at Abis Resources.
Apprentices on accredited training schemes must be paid (as a minimum) the Apprenticeship wage rate set by the Skills Funding Agency. Currently the National Minimum Wage of £2.60 per hour are for those aged 16-18 and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the national minimum wage appropriate to their age. Employers can pay more but not less than the wage set. Employers are encouraged to review an apprentice’s wages as they become more experienced and progress through their training, for example when a unit or qualification is achieved. Further information on the National Minimum Wage can be found at:
VIII. BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME
· The apprentice gets an opportunity to work and gain qualification in an area which they will enjoy
· They get to work along with experienced staff and learn the practical skills
· They gain knowledge through classroom based teaching-learning
· Like other employees, apprentices will be given at least 20 days paid holiday per year as well as
· There is no cost to Apprenticeships for those aged 16-18 years, it fully funded by Government.
For people aged 19 and over is part funded, with
employers expected to make a contribution to the cost of training.
· They will have a designated mentor who will support them throughout the process
· Apprenticeship is an excellent and cost-effective way to invest in an organisation's future as the
staff will be equipped with the practical skills and qualifications they need now and help business
for future demands.
· Government funding for staff training for your business.
· It will strengthen the employees’ commitment and loyalty to the organisation as the employer
investing in their skills.
· It will help to improved productivity
· It will reduced staff turnover
· You will have a highly motivated and skilled workforce.