Apprenticeships - the role of the employer, training provider and the apprentice

The employer is responsible for your contract of employment and paying your wages, and ensuring you have a mentor and you are supported to ensure that all elements of the apprenticeship can and will be met.

Employers often pay above the National Minimum Wage and this will be specified in the vacancy or discussed if approaching an employer regarding apprenticeships.

National Minimum Wage

The Training Provider is responsible for ensuring you are eligible and you have the required level of qualifications to commence the apprenticeship. They are also responsible for the training required, the assessment of the knowledge and skills during the training and ensuring you meet the requirements to sit your end-point assessment.

The apprentice (you) are required to attend training and undertake the set work in a timely fashion. This will include taught lessons, professional observations, preparing the portfolios, undertaking English and maths (if this is required). You are required to complete all elements of the apprenticeship and attend the end-point assessment if undertaking an apprenticeship standard.

Swatpro offers many different apprenticeships across lots of different sectors of employment. Below is a table with the apprenticeships we currently offer.

Your Swatpro partner will support you to see which apprenticeship is right for you. This often means a check of your prior levels of qualifications to make sure you are eligible for the level of apprenticeship you are considering.

Don’t worry about this, we will guide you. Once we know you are eligible for the apprenticeship, then together we can look at the advertised vacancies, or approach employers you would like to work for, to see if they would be able to take an apprentice.

We:

  • Cover the South West, and in some sectors, we cover the whole of England.
  • We have strong relationships with employers which helps us to find the right opportunities for you.
  • Have a track record of delivering high quality, effective skills and training provision
  • Make the whole process easy by supporting you through the apprenticeship process
  • This table is updated monthly. Last updated 29.08.18

Sector

Apprenticeship

Level

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Business Administration

Business and Administration

2

Construction

Construction Building - Maintenance Operations

2

Construction

Construction Building - Trowel Occupations

2

Construction

Construction Building - Wood Occupations

2

Construction

Construction Civil Engineering - Construction Operations

2

Construction

Construction Specialist - Plastering

2

Construction

Construction Specialist - Wall and Floor Tiling

2

Construction

Plumbing and Heating - Plumbing

2

Customer Service

Customer Service

2

Early Years

Children and Young People's Workforce

2

Education

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

2

Engineering

Performing Manufacturing Operations

2

Forklift Engineering

Repair and Maintenance Lift Truck

2

Health & Social Care

Adult Care Worker

2

Health & Social Care

Adult social care

2

Health & Social Care

Diploma in care

2

Health & Social Care

Health Clinical Healthcare Support

2

Health & Social Care

Health Healthcare Support Services

2

Health & Social Care

Healthcare Support Worker

2

Hospitality and Catering

Commis Chef

2

Hospitality and Catering

Food and Beverage Services

2

Hospitality and Catering

Food Production and Cooking

2

Hospitality and Catering

Front of House Reception

2

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Services

2

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Team Member

2

Hospitality and Catering

House Keeping

2

Hospitality and Catering

Professional Cookery

2

ITC

ITQ

2

Leadership and Management

Management - Team Leading

2

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Activity Leadership - Outdoors

2

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Outdoor Activity Instructor

2

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Leisure Team Member

2

Retail

Retail Skills

2

Advanced Apprenticeships

Accountancy

Assistant Accountant

3

Accountancy

Accounting

3

Business Administration

Business and Administration

3

Construction

Trowel Occupations

3

Construction

Wood Occupations

3

Construction

Gas-Fired Water and Central Heating Appliances

3

Customer Service

Customer Service

3

Digital Industries

Infrastructure Technician

3

Early Years

Children and Young People's Social Care

3

Early Years

Early Years Educator

3

Early Years

Residential Childcare

3

Education

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

3

Engineering

Engineering Technician

3

Forklift Engineering

Repair and Maintenance Lift Truck

3

Health & Social Care

Diploma in Adult Care

3

Health & Social Care

Health Allied Health Profession Support

3

Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care - Adult social care

3

Health & Social Care

Health Clinical Healthcare Support

3

Health & Social Care

Health Maternity and Paediatric Support

3

Health & Social Care

Health Perioperative Support

3

Health & Social Care

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

3

Health & Social Care

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

Hospitality and Catering

Professional Cookery

3

Hospitality and Catering

Chef De Partie

3

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Supervisor

3

Hospitality and Catering

Senior Chef Production Cooking

3

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

3

ITC

ITQ

3

Leadership and Management

Team Leader/Supervisor

3

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Outdoor Programmes

3

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Event Assistant

3

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Leisure Duty Manager

3

Higher Level Apprenticeships

Accountancy

Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

4

Accountancy

Accounting

4

Business Administration

Business and Professional Administration

4

Digital Industries

Cyber Intrusion Analyst

4

Digital Industries

Cyber Security Technologist

4

Digital Industries

Software Engineer

4

Digital Industries

Network Engineer

4

Digital Industries

Unified Communications Trouble shooter

4

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Management

4

Health & Social Care

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care

5

Health & Social Care

Care Leadership and Management

5

Health & Social Care

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

5

Leadership and Management

Operations/Departmental Manager

5


When you have decided which apprenticeship, you want and have found either a vacancy, or an employer to approach, you need to ensure you are ready to apply for the job. As you know, an apprenticeship is a job and the company is going to want to pick the best applicant for their apprenticeship. So, if you are newly out of school or unemployed and would like an apprenticeship, then the first step it to make sure you are ready to apply for an apprenticeship. This involves preparing for an interview and to understand what is involved for you when you start an apprenticeship.