THIS SERVICE IS CLOSED

Suffolk County Council and The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) have reached the joint decision to bring to a close the current pilot for the Apprenticeship Suffolk Business Service. ASBS has successfully worked with over 4,000 employers and generated in excess of 500 new Apprenticeship vacancies, but our evaluation has shown that the pilot model as it is currently operating cannot overcome other barriers within the Apprenticeship system, and therefore a different approach is needed going forward. Suffolk County Council, TCHC and their sub-contracting partner, The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, will work closely together over the next three months to ensure businesses currently engaged through this contract are given appropriate support. Suffolk County Council will look to develop a new approach to supporting the apprenticeship agenda in Suffolk going forward.

For further information about Apprenticeships visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Fully funded Apprenticeship in Floristry for all existing and new staff plus up to £7,500 in additional Government grants

There is no reason not to take your Suffolk business to new heights by keeping up to date with contemporary and classic floristry techniques and attracting new clients.

Fully funded Apprenticeship in Floristry for all existing and new staff plus up to £7,500 in additional Government grants

As an employer in a competitive market, you will have thought about training for you and your staff to keep up with ever-changing demands from your dynamic customer base. Perhaps you would like certifiable evidence of your expertise to show to your clients?

A local college with a high Learner Satisfaction Rate is now offering FREE nationally recognised training aimed at junior employees and floristry experts alike.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Floristry is suitable for experienced Florists or staff members looking to take on more responsibility. Learners will:

  • Gain a Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Floristry 
  • Gain a Level 3 Certificate in Customer Service
  • Develop practical and supervisory skills
  • Learn about managerial responsibilities including Health and Safety, First Aid and Employee Rights and Responsibilities. 

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry is designed for those employed in a junior role within the industry. Learners will:

  • Gain a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Floristry including wired and tied designs, wedding work, funeral work and flower and plant care 
  • Gain a Level 2 Certificate in Customer service 
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills 
  • Learn about employee responsibilities such as risk assessment, first aid and safe working practices.

The Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service (ASBS) is a free and impartial business support service set up by Suffolk County Council for all employers in Suffolk who are considering training through apprenticeships.

We can support you through the apprenticeship process and help you identify any funding you may be eligible for. This includes up to £7,500 in Government grants (£1,500 AGE Grant per apprentice up to 24 years old, with a maximum of five apprentices).

For full details about the Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship in Floristry, or any other apprenticeship queries, contact 01473 694829 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

You can also read more about additional funding and support for employers here.

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