Apprenticeships

Are you interested in starting an apprenticeship allowing you to earn while you learn and gain an industry relevant qualification? Are you an employer looking to grow your business in a cost effective way?

Our Mission

We provide a dedicated apprenticeship service, providing excellent training and recruitment opportunities for apprentices across the country, and a flexible approach to learning, catering to the needs of each individual and organisation. A Runway Training apprentice will receive the very best support available. We ensure apprentices and their employers have access to our team of experienced, highly skilled assessors and trainers who will be on hand throughout the apprenticeship to offer support and guidance.

Runway Training apprentices are provided with all of the necessary online and offline learning resources required to complete and progress successfully with the apprenticeship.
For learners not wishing to undertake the full apprenticeship standard we can also offer standalone diplomas.

Apprenticeship

For Candidates

An apprenticeship is an opportunity for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining valuable experience and accredited qualifications with a real future.

There are over 700 apprenticeship standards to choose from and we offer impartial information, advice and guidance to ensure you can make an informed decision about the right standard for you.

Completing an apprenticeship is a great way of kick-starting your career, gaining practical skills, industry knowledge and earning a salary in either a new role or your existing job role.

Work-based delivery means not having to get the bus to a training centre or college each week.

What are the benefits:

Earn a salary and get paid holidays! 

The minimum salary is £4.30 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more plus you will be given at least 20 days’ paid holiday per year on top of bank holidays.

Receive training and learn industry specific skills from working alongside industry experienced staff! 

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that build skills you need to do a job well.

Gain qualifications relevant to your chosen career! 

Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector.

Build your CV and gain long-term employment! 

Apprenticeships train you in the skills your employers want and give you choices in your career. Adding new skills to your CV, including customer service, communications, team-work, leadership and many more, all support you to progress into long term employment.

Get an NUS card! 

For a nominal fee, you will receive an NUS Apprenticeship card allowing you to receive discounts in many retail, food and other services. Favourites include McDonalds, Topshop, ASOS, Office and Amazon.

Get no university debt 

Universities are charging around £9000 a year. Add in a maintenance loan and you are looking at a debt of £45,000 PLUS before you even start work! An apprenticeship allows you to pursue a career whilst earning a salary.

Apprenticeship For Candidates

Explore our Vacancies

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Supply Chain Apprentice- Marden

Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship working within the Supply Chain team based in Marden.

Salary:

183.75

Working Week:

37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday. 1 hour for lunch each day, 9am – 5:30pm.

Employer:

Ferdinand Bilstein UK Limited 9 Wheelbarrow Park, Pattenden Lane Marden, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 9QJ

Inbound Customs Apprentice- Marden

Level 3 Business administration apprenticeship working within the Supply Chain team based in Marden.

Salary:

183.75

Working Week:

37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday. 1 hour for lunch each day, 9am – 5:30pm.

Employer:

Ferdinand Bilstein UK Limited 9 Wheelbarrow Park, Pattenden Lane Marden, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 9QJ

Apprentice Recruitment Resourcer- Leeds

This role will be involved in recruitment of new candidates for all areas of the business- identifying, attracting and shortlisting in accordance with Department requirements.

Salary:

10000

Working Week:

Monday- Friday 9am- 5pm (35 hours per week) with 1 hour for lunch unpaid

Employer:

Tenet- 5 Lister Hill, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5AZ

Office Administrator apprenticeship- Tunbridge Wells

We are looking for a super organised Office Administrator, who is keen to work for a creative agency, eager to learn and be part of our culture.

Salary:

14000

Working Week:

8.30am – 17.00pm. 37.5 hours per week

Employer:

Southpaw communications Ltd- The Warehouse Hill Street Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2BY

Business Administration Apprenticeship- Maidstone

An all round administration role supporting the delivery of excellent customer service and efficient office processes for the business. An opportunity to learn and develop general office skills within a friendly team environment.

Salary:

£187.50 weekly (£5 per hour)

Working Week:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm, 1 hour unpaid for lunch, 37.5 hour working week

Employer:

ADSN Solutions LTD- Unit 11 Wren Industrial Estate, Coldred Road, Parkwood, Maidstone, ME15 9YT

Administration and Customer Service Apprentice- Matfield

An administration and customer service role, dealing with engineer’s paperwork, confirming installations for customers, liaising with engineers, providing technical support after installation. To provide both clerical and customer service support to the various divisions within the company. This role will involve both clerical and telephonic customer interaction.

Salary:

£11,000.00 annually.

Working Week:

Working hours: 08h30 – 16h30 OR 09H00 to 17h30 1-hour unpaid lunch

Employer:

Community Vision- Crundalls. Gedges Hill, Matfield, TN12 7EA

Resource Consultant Apprentice - Watford

We are looking for a confident and driven Resource Consultant to join our Engineering and Manufacturing practice! You will be trained on all aspects of the Recruitment role while working with a prestigious set of clients, alongside some of the biggest billing Consultants in the industry.

Salary:

£17,000 per annum

Working Week:

Mon-Thu 08:30-17:30 - Fri 08:30-16:30

Employer:

Synergi Recruitment (Watford, WD17 2LQ)

Recruitment Resourcer Apprentice - Leeds, Yorkshire

An opportunity to learn and develop using the support of a highly experienced team within the IT headhunting field.

Salary:

£200 per week

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:00-17:30 (lunch 12:00-13:00)

Employer:

Colux Recruitment (Leeds)

Salary:

£10,000 per annum

Working Week:

30hrs with paid 45mins lunch (flexible hours to be agreed, including weekend)

Employer:

Detling Community Interest Company (Detling ME14 3JU)

Salary:

£175 per week

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Employer:

Runway Training (Tonbridge, TN9 1BE)

Salary:

£1,000 per month

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 - 30mins lunch (40hrs paid). 20 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday There is an on-site café and bus stop just 1 minute away

Employer:

Driver Hire Luton (Luton, LU2 8DL)

Salary:

£6.56 per hour

Working Week:

Mon 08:45-18:00 - Tue-Fri 08:45-17:00

Employer:

Bethany School (Goudhurst, TN17 1LB)

Business Administration Apprentice - Tunbridge Wells

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic person to work on our vibrant Reception area at Pembury. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain administration experience in a unique setting as our Kent services and offices are located in beautiful countryside. We are open to the public and we have a lovely café on site serving great coffee and delicious cakes. Our residents and the individuals we support are really friendly and always popping in to say hello. This is the perfect role for someone with lots of energy who likes being busy!

Salary:

£11,024 per annum

Working Week:

40hrs (Mon-Fri)

Employer:

Aspens Charities (Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QU)

Salary:

£230 per week

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00

Salary:

£10,000 per annum

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30 with 30mins unpaid lunch

IT Business Analyst Apprentice (Customer Service Specialist) - Hildenborough

RSK Business Solutions Ltd is a consultancy offering professional services in IT systems development both web based and mobile applications (iOS & Android), outsourcing, ICT management and business consultancy & training.

Salary:

£14,000-£16,000 per annum

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30

Talent Scout – Tech (Recruitment Resourcer) - Uxbridge

Talent Scout that will be responsible for finding, attracting and speaking to some of the most talent software engineering across the globe to help them secure amazing opportunities with well-known tech companies and cool start-ups.

Salary:

£12,000-£16,000 per annum plus commission (depending on experience)

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:30–17:30 (early finish Fri)

Employer:

UMATR

Apprentice Recruitment Resourcer - Chichester

Olympus Recruitment is an ambitious recruitment company who are looking to grow exponentially in 2021 with a solid customer base and a professional, customer focused approach to recruitment.

Salary:

£16,000 per annum plus commission

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30

Employer:

Olympus

Recruitment Resourcer Apprentice - Haywards Heath

The role of a Recruitment Resourcer is varied and exciting, and involves finding and managing candidates to work with our Construction company clients.

Salary:

£250-£275 per week

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30

Customer Assistant Apprentice - Aylesford

We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit an apprentice who enjoys customer service and wants to learn new skills. This role is a varied role and you can one day be speaking with customers and the next moving and checking vehicles.

Salary:

£200 per week

Working Week:

37hrs - Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 with half hour/hour lunch

Who can do an Apprenticeship?

Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice. You can also complete an apprenticeship as part of your current job role to help you progress and develop your skills.

What qualifications will I be working towards?

You will study an apprenticeship standard that sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be competent in a particular job role. There are different levels of apprenticeship: Intermediate, Advanced or Higher level. The apprenticeship is made up of:

  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • 20% off-the-job learning
  • Functional Skills in maths, English (if you do not hold grade 4 or above at GCSE)
  • ERR (employee rights and responsibilities)

The level of apprenticeship is dictated by the job role you will be applying for and your previous qualifications.

How is the qualification delivered?

Our apprenticeships are work-based, so they are delivered entirely in the workplace. A Runway Apprenticeship Teacher will help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out by the apprenticeship standard you are working towards. They will assess you in a number of ways including: observations, written, verbal, witness testimonies from managers and work evidence.

How long does the Apprenticeship last and what happens at the end of the Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships last a minimum of 1 year, after this apprentices decide with their employers whether they would like to continue with the same organisation or whether they think it is time to move on elsewhere.

After finishing, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer. Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.

How much are Apprentices paid?

Apprentices must be paid a minimum of the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage of £4.30 per hour for a minimum of 30hrs per week. We encourage all of our employers to consider living costs in the area and generally they offer a higher rate than this.

What do I do next?

You can find current vacancies just above.

You can submit your application via email to [email protected]

If you cannot see any roles that suit you, please get in touch via email or call 01732 402 402 to register your interest as new roles are always becoming available.

What is an Apprenticeship?

For Employers

What is an Apprenticeship? For Employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around your requirements as the employer. The apprenticeship scheme can be used to recruit and train new or existing employees. Anyone who has officially left education can become an apprentice whether they’re 16 or 70.

An apprentice is employed by your business and works towards a specific, recognised qualification relevant to your business. Usually lasting 12 months, apprentices will be visited in the workplace by a Runway Training assessor who will work with your apprentice through the apprenticeship framework to achieve their overall qualification.

How will an apprentice fit in to my business?

Initially you will establish a requirement in your organisation to either recruit or train via the apprenticeship scheme. Natural growth of companies, either slow or rapid, can create opportunities for your existing employees to develop. Alternatively you may find a requirement for new team members who you want to mould and grow in to the ideal employee.

Your apprentice must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 months. The apprentice must have a contract of employment.

Sole Traders and home-based employers are able to recruit or train via the apprenticeship scheme, like all organisations Runway Training will conduct Health & Safety and risk assessments

What is an Apprentice paid?

An apprentice must be paid a minimum of the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices at £3.70 per hour for the first 12 months. Many employers we work with offer a higher rate than this based on the living and transport costs in the local area. We ask employers to bear in mind local living costs and transport costs when setting the apprenticeship salary.

Who pays for the training?

Apprenticeships are government funded; Runway Training ensure the employer does not need to contribute to this. If you wish for your apprentice to undertake additional training, that is generally the employer’s responsibility.

What happens once the apprenticeship is finished?

Employers can decide whether they would like to continue employing the apprentice as a regular member of staff, or whether they think it is time for the apprentice to move on elsewhere.

Can I use the apprenticeship scheme to train my existing staff?

Yes! The apprenticeship scheme is perfect for existing staff as we can help choose a qualification relevant to their job role to help them develop. We would need to double check they are eligible for apprenticeship funding.

What do I do next?

Book a visit with Runway Training – we will cover any additional information you need to know before recruiting an apprentice. This meeting will give you the opportunity to confirm your understanding of the apprenticeship scheme. We will offer support throughout the whole process.

You will need to think about the job role and how this translates to a job description – Runway Training can be involved with as much or as little of the recruitment process, offering a pre-screening service and selecting apprenticeships frameworks.

Once you have found the right candidate, or found the right apprenticeship for your team member, we will allow time for your new apprentice to settle in to their new role and arrive 2 weeks later to start the enrolment and ongoing training. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be able to contact Runway Training, the assessors to ask any questions, request progress reports or anything else you require. We are here to help!

Apprenticeships

Funding for Employers

The government is offering small employers who are recruiting their first apprentice in 12 months the opportunity to receive a £1500 grant.

Known as the AGE grant, this incentive is to support businesses who wish to take on young people to expand their business and who, without this payment, may not be in a position to recruit.

You could be eligible if:

  • Your business is based in England and employs 50 or fewer employees.
  • Your new apprentice must be the first apprentice your business has hired, or the first apprentice for over 12 months.
  • Your new apprentice is aged 16-24.

You are able to apply for up to 5 apprentice grants.

Runway Training will discuss this grant with you and go through all relevant paperwork in order for you to gain this grant.

You will receive the grant from Runway Training once your apprentice has completed their first 13 weeks in learning on their apprenticeship.Please be advised it often takes up to 9 weeks after the 13 weeks of learning for the Skills Funding Agency to process this grant. The payment is exempt of VAT. During this period Runway Training will act as your training provider, supporting apprentices through the process.

Contact us

Apprenticeships Funding for Employers

Apprenticeship

FAQs

Apprenticeship FAQs

After year 11 pupils do not have to stay in school but have a choice about what they do between the ages of 16 and 18 years.

Young people do need to continue in education or training but this could be full time study in school, college or even with a training provider. It could also be full time work or volunteering combined with education or training. Alternatively it could be as an apprentice.

Read our FAQ’s below to find out more:

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are jobs with training attached that enable learners to earn while they learn. As with regular employees, apprentices earn a wage and will work alongside team members to gain industry knowledge and job specific skills.

Apprenticeships can be undertaken in a huge variety of different areas from accountancy to veterinary nursing, and business and administration to engineering. Employers can access Apprenticeship training for existing employees as well as new recruits.

What are the benefits of completing an apprenticeship?

Earning a salary – The minimum salary is £4.15 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

Once an Apprentice completes their first year and if aged 19 or over, they are entitled to the minimum hourly rate of the national minimum wage for their age.

Paid holidays – An apprentice will be given at least 20 days’ paid holiday per year on top of bank holidays.

Gain qualifications – Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Learn job-specific skills – Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that build skills needed to do a job well.

Build CV – Apprenticeships train in the skills employers want, they give apprentices choices in their career. Adding new skills to CVs, these could include customer service, communications, team-work, leadership and many more.

No university debt – Universities are charging around £9000 a year fees, add in a maintenance loan, which could be a debt of £45000 PLUS before even starting work. An apprenticeship allows you to pursue a career while earning a salary!

Who can do an Apprenticeship?

Anyone living in England, over 16 years old can apply to be an apprentice.

How is the qualification delivered?

Our apprenticeships are work based, so they are delivered entirely in the workplace. A Runway Apprenticeship Teacher will make contact with you every 2-3 weeks. Our teachers will assess you in a number of different ways –  observations, written, verbal, witness testimonies and work products.

How long does the Apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships generally last 1 year but higher apprenticeships may vary in length, after this apprentices decide with their employers whether they would like to continue with the same organisation or whether they think it is time to move on elsewhere.

 

What qualifications would the Apprentice gain within the Apprenticeship?

The qualifications that an Apprentice would gain will vary depending on the type of Apprenticeship. For more information click here.

How much will an apprentice earn?

The average gross weekly wage for an apprentice is £200. The minimum wage for apprentices is £4.15 per hour, but in reality many employers pay more than this. The actual amount that an apprentice will earn is very much dependant on the type of apprenticeship being undertaken, the region and the type of business involved. Some apprentices can earn as much as £300 – £500 per week for a Higher Apprenticeship.

Do I have to pay tax and National Insurance?

All employees aged over 16 must still pay tax and national insurance on their income.

What Apprenticeships do Runway Training Offer?

Runway Training deliver the following qualifications as part of the apprenticeship:

  • Adult Care Worker Level 2
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
  • Team Leader/ Supervisor Level 3
  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Business Administrator Level 3
  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2
  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3
  • Recruitment Consultant Level 3
  • Recruitment Resourcer Level 2
  • Children, Young People, Families Practitioner RCC Level 4
  • Children, Young People, Families Practitioner RCC Level 5
  • Adult Care Leader Level 5
  • Operations Departmental Manager Level 5
  • Teaching assistant Level 3

What are the entry requirements?

Anyone over the age of 16, living in England is eligible to apply for an apprenticeship. The exact entry requirements depend on the job. English and maths GCSEs are not usually required but can be learnt ‘on the job’ as part of the training.

What different levels of Apprenticeships are there?

There are three levels of apprenticeship – Intermediate (level 2), Advanced (level 3) and Higher (level 4 or above).

How to apply?

Click here to register your interest.

Advice and Guidance

For Applicants

Once you have made the decision that you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, you will need to go through a few stages before you start in your chosen career path…..

Create a CV

To apply for most apprenticeship vacancies, you will need a CV. A CV is a summary of your skills experience and education and is the first thing employers will see, so needs to offer the best impression of you.

The following list is what you should include.

Name and Contact Details

Your address, contact number and a suitable email address. You do not need to include details such as date of birth, marital status, gender or a photograph.

Personal Profile

This section is to highlight the skills you have learnt in school, work experience, part time jobs or any other activities. A short paragraph should be plenty.

Education

Make a note of which schools you attended and put in all the grades that you have achieved plus any predicted grades.

Work History/Experience

With the dates descending, put in any work experience you have including any volunteering, part time, summer or other jobs you may have had. Make sure that you include all the activities you did and the skills you developed.

Interests and Hobbies

Add your interests, particular hobbies that show team working, leadership, communications skills.

Other Resources

There are online guides available to help you build your first CV, some great resources are:

Prospects.co.uk – CVs and Cover Letters

TheGuardian.com – School-leavers and graduates: how to write your first CV

Reed.co.uk – School leaver CV template

Finding an Apprenticeship

The most popular site to source apprenticeship vacancies is via the National Apprenticeship Service, you can search by qualification type, job role and location. You are able to apply online for the roles and complete some online questions.

Suitable candidates will be requested to send a copy of their CV via email, you can use this opportunity to tailor your CV to the job role, changing your personal profile to demonstrate that you have the skills and personal qualities they have asked for.

Check, check and check again

Before you press send, check your CV for spelling and grammar errors, get someone else to read your CV and then double check! This is the first impression the employer will have of you- make sure it is a good one!

Hooray! You have an interview!

Congratulations for reaching this stage! Now don’t let the nerves kick in As long as you prepare for your interview you have a great chance of being successful! Here are a few hints and tips to help you a prepared!

Research the company and industry – chances are you will be asked what you know about the company. They will want to know you that you have spent some time researching the organisation.

List 5 questions to ask about the job and company – at the end of the interview you will be asked if you have any questions. Have a few prepared!

Prepare some interview answers – some questions are more likely to come up than others. Spend some time online looking at potential questions and think about how you will answer these.

Prepare your outfit – Make sure that you look professional and check yourself in a mirror before you leave. Looking professional will give you extra confidence!

Check your directions – Ensure you know where you are going and arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Lastly – Try to relax and focus during the interview. Use this as an opportunity to learn as much as you can about the company

Advice and Guidance For Applicants

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