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.

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Finding the right apprentice and Apprenticeship can be daunting, but Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service is here to help you recruit an Apprentice to suit your needs.

What is the process when recruiting an apprentice?

There are a number of steps involved but we can help make the process simple and pain free.

Step 1: compile a job and person specification

Step 2:  find the best training organisation, Apprenticeship framework and advertise your vacancy through ASBS.

Step 3: shortlist and choose your candidate

Step 4: put together a contract of employment and create an Apprenticeship Agreement 

Step 5: ASBS will keep in touch and will support you throughout the Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in employing an apprentice and your business is located in Suffolk, we are able to guide you through the process and assist you in finding a suitable training provider at no cost. To get started, leave a message below or call us on 01473 694829 today.

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