0115 967 7771 info@webstraining.com Apprenticeship


Thought about recruiting an Apprentice? We can help!

Webs Training Ltd is committed to meeting the training needs of employers and supporting young people into apprenticeships. We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our training services and will discuss with you the best way to meet your organisation’s requirements. We understand that the delivery of our services needs to be tailored to fit into your organisation and cause minimum disruption to your everyday business.

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Employer Guide to Apprenticeship Changes, Funding & the Levy

Download the new Employer Guide to Apprenticeship Changes, Funding & the Levy

Employer Guide
This guide is applicable to all employers operating in the UK, whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not.

Improving your bottom line

In research carried out by the CBER  the average Apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by an average £214 per week rising to £414 in the engineering and manufacturing sector. Training apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

  • 81% of apprentice employers say they make their businesses more productive. Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping to improve productivity and competitiveness
  • 75% of apprentice employers say the programme has helped cut recruitment costs and
  • 80% say that Apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy.

Benefits of Apprenticeships

Find out more about how apprenticeships would benefit your business. 

For more information please contact the recruitment team at info@webstraining.com or complete the enquiry form below.

The Top 10 benefits of Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are a tried and tested way to recruit new staff, re-train or upskill existing staff or people returning to your business after a break
  • Learning can be carried out through day release or block release, meaning minimal disruption and maximum impact
  • They help you tackle skill shortages in your business
  • For 16-18 Apprenticeships, up to 100% funding could be available to support their programmes within your business (Note: you will still need to pay the apprentice’s wages)
  • They provide you with a spare pair of hands to carry out everyday tasks
  • They can be tailored to specific job roles, making them flexible to the needs of your business
  • The can provide you with the skilled workers you need for the future growth
  • They’re a great way of attracting people with fresh new ideas
  • They provide a strong foundation to your staff base and show your commitment to the future development of your business
  • Delivering apprenticeship programmes can encourage a culture of learning within your organisation
  • The businesses which we work with are well aware of the benefits that Apprenticeships bring, enabling them to grow their own talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

The Apprenticeship Training

A typical apprenticeship framework includes:

  • A nationally recognised vocational qualification
  • Functional skills, such as working in teams, problem solving, literacy and numeracy, communication and working with new technology
  • A technical certificate such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship)
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Employee rights and responsibilities

Apprenticeships are made up of a structured framework in which Webs Training Officers can advise you on the most appropriate units so that Apprentices are learning job related skills. This ensures that you, the employer, gets the most out of your apprentice and their qualification.

You could also be eligible for a Grant

Employers may be eligible to receive a £1,500 apprenticeship grant. These grants are available to help small to medium sized employers (with less than 50 employees) who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the Apprenticeship programme. Employers can claim support for up to 5 apprentices, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous12 months. For more information, visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk or contact Lorraine directly on 0115 9677771.

Helping with recruitment

There are a number of ways that Webs can help employers find the right apprentices for your company. This includes:

Advertising vacancies online

Apprenticeship vacancies is the official job site for Apprenticeships in England and is managed by the National Apprenticeship Service. The system enables quality vacancies to be viewed and applied for nationally by thousands of candidates that register onto the system, making it easy for employers to attract and recruit suitable apprentices. Webs can support you by advertising and posting apprenticeship positions on the system on your behalf and sifting through applications to make the process more effective and simpler for you.

Providing you with young people to interview

Through our own in-house programmes we have supported young people to achieve a level one qualification in furniture manufacturing and who are now ready to commence on a work placement supporting their progression to an apprenticeship.

Offering a work placement

This allows young people to spend time working with you at your premises on a work placement giving them the opportunity to develop their employability skills whilst working toward a nationally recognised qualification. This can be from 1 day per week to 3 days per week. As the employer you can ensure the work placement is right for your organisation before employing them onto an apprenticeship programme.

New Furniture Manufacturing Standards

The new Furniture Manufacturing Standards have now been approved by Government for delivery. Eventually these are intended to replace all existing frameworks, WEBS will commence delivery of the new standards from 1 May 2017.

Health and Safety

Keep up to date with Health and Safety in the Furniture and Woodworking Sector. Click the image below to download the Health and Safety document:

Webs Training Health and Safety Nov 2015

For more information please contact the recruitment team at info@webstraining.com or complete the enquiry form below.



21 April 2017
Changes to Data Protection Laws

Changes to Data Protection Laws

Data protection will undergo extensive changes next year which will affect every employer in the country.

05 April 2017
Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says

Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned that the apprenticeship levy will raise less money and have a smaller impact in the areas that need it most

03 April 2017
Health and safety focus on sectors

Health and safety focus on sectors

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has unveiled plans to improve health and safety across key British industry sectors.

21 March 2017
How to Create a healthy working environment

How to Create a healthy working environment

It is often said that your work force is your best asset – a healthy work place promotes a healthy workforce.

10 March 2017
Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

During Apprenticeship Week Webs have arranged for students from schools across the county to visit furniture manufacturing employers for a tour of their premises where they will see the career opportunities the industry has to offer.

06 March 2017
The Governments Guide to Fire Safety Law

The Governments Guide to Fire Safety Law

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re: an employer, the owner, the landlord, an occupier or anyone else with control of the premises.



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