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 was last updated 27/06/2019

Sector

Apprenticeship

Level

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Adult Care Community Activator Coach 2
Adult Care Adult Care Worker 2
Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care Animal Care Worker 2

Business Administration

Business and Administration

2

Construction

Bricklaying

2

Construction

Carpentry and Joinery

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

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

2

Food and Drink

Production Chef

2

Healthcare

Healthcare Support Worker

2

Hospitality and Catering

Commis Chef

2

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Team Member

2

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Team Member

2

IT Application Specialist

IT Application Specialist

2

Leadership and Management

Management - Team Leading

2

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Activity Leadership - Outdoors

2

Plumbing and Heating Plumbing 2
Property Services Property Maintenance Operative 2

Retail

Retailer

2

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Lift Truck 2

Advanced Apprenticeships

Accountancy

Assistant Accountant

3

Accountancy

Accounting

3

Business Administration

Business and Administration

3

Construction

Trowel Occupations

3

Construction

Advanced Carpentry and Joinery

3

Customer Service

Customer Service

3

Digital Industries Digital Marketer 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

Engineering and Manufacturing Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer 3
Event Management Event Assistant 3

Health & Social Care

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

3

Health & Social Care

Adult Social Care

3

Health & Social Care

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

Health & Science

Outdoor Activity Instructor

3

Health & Social Care

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

Hospitality and Catering

Chef De Partie

3

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Supervisor

3

Hospitality and Catering

Senior Chef Production Cooking

3

IT Application Specialist

IT Application Specialist

3

Leadership and Management

Management

3

Leadership and Management Team Leader/Supervisor 3

Outdoor, Leisure and Learning

Leisure Duty Manager

3

Outdoor Programmes

Outdoor Programmes

3

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Lift Truck

3

Higher Level Apprenticeships

Accountancy

Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

4

Accountancy

Accounting

4

Business Administration

Business and Professional Administration

4

Care Leadership and Management General Adult Social Care 5

Digital Industries

Cyber Intrusion Analyst

4

Digital Industries

Network Engineer

4

Hospitality and Catering

Hospitality Management

4

Health & Social Care

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

5

Leadership and Management

Operations/Departmental Manager

5

Leadership and Management Leadership and Management 5
Leadership and Management Management 4


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.