How to apply
If you are currently employed and looking at an apprenticeship to potentially support career development, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call us on 0800 012 6656. It may be that one of our Business Development Consultants will need to have a chat with you and your employer in the first instance.
Whichever way, the first step will be to complete an initial assessment and speak to one of our learner engagement team. The assessment is nothing to worry about, it will include a thorough chat about your current skills, experience levels and qualifications, what your long and short-term goals are and why you want to become an apprentice. You will also complete a maths and English assessment which helps us to see what support you may require if successful. If you do have some previous experience within your chosen sector, you will complete a skills scan. If at this point unfortunately you do not meet the employer’s entry requirements, eligibility, or illustrate too much prior knowledge and experience (yes this can happen), we will support you by advising on potential next steps.
If you are applying for a vacancy, there will also be an employer interview. Our engagement team are on hand to support you with interview tips and techniques, remember it is a competitive process so we want you to be as successful as possible. Not everyone can be successful at this point due to the volume of applicants for many of the vacancies, if this is the case we will support you to apply for alternative vacancies or look at other options available at the Grimsby Institute.
If your interview is successful and you and the employer are happy, you will be offered a start date.
An enrolment and induction session will be arranged to learn about basic health and safety, as well as specific information about your apprenticeship and planned delivery programme. We will ensure you are aware of the support available, which includes safeguarding, mental and physical health support and how you log on to the e-portfolio and Grimsby Institute student platform. The employer will also induct you into your job and will cover health and safety in the workplace.
Depending on your apprenticeship, you may be required to come into the Grimsby Institute on day or block release, if so a further induction will be completed.
Once you have been successful at end-point-assessment, you will be awarded your apprenticeship certificate. We will celebrate with you and your employer, it may be that you are nominated for an award at our annual apprenticeship celebration.
For many, choosing the apprenticeship route is an obvious choice. For others, it might not be the path they expected to follow.
Whilst learning the skills of the industry with an employer you will complete either an apprenticeship framework or standard including individualised training.