Apprenticeships are a comprehensive, cost-effective way to develop staff members and enhance your workforce. If you are looking take on new staff members or want to develop the staff you have, get in touch now to see how we can help.
We offer apprenticeship programmes for your front and back-office staff including Digital Marketing, Creative Media and Digital Applications Support. Our IT Professional programme supports both software and hardware professionals including web designers and technical advisors, whilst our technical apprenticeship in Data Analytics is perfect for data analysts and high-level administrators.
“I would recommend Sixth Sense to everyone as they were able to find me the perfect apprenticeship, in the perfect job.”
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is vocational training relevant to the learner’s current employment.
The learner not only gains an industry-recognised qualification but also soft skills such as communication and teamwork resulting in a well rounded and efficient employee.
Modern Apprenticeships are delivered in the learner’s workplace with minimal downtime and can be completed within a time period that’s suitable to both the learner and the employer.
How does it work?
Our trained assessors visit the apprentice every two to six weeks, at a time convenient to them, for around an hour or two.
During this time our assessor will observe the candidate performing their daily tasks and provide advice and guidance based on National Occupational Standards to help increase the candidate’s productivity and efficiency.
The modern apprenticeship is completed in around six to nine months and the candidate is then presented with their award.
“Working with Sixth Sense in partnership has definitely enhanced Scott’s opportunities for the future.”
What level are they?
Apprenticeships are delivered at various levels, determined by the needs of the individual and their environment. For example, Foundation Apprenticeships are delivered while a young person is at school to give them work experience and a taste of vocational training.
Modern and Technical Apprenticeships are the two most popular workplace Apprenticeships and range from NC to HND level, or SCQF Levels 6-8. These are the apprenticeships that Sixth Sense delivers the most.
Graduate Apprenticeships are delivered by Universities, normally after a person has completed the previous two types of apprenticeships. This pathway allows a person to gain a degree-level qualification while they work.
Skills Development Scotland has recently announced their plans for Pathway Apprenticeships which provide a link between Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships. Sixth Sense is excited to support young people with these new styles of Apprenticeships.
If you employ young people and would like them to gain an industry-recognised qualification while they work, that is government-funded, then get in touch and we can advise you on the most appropriate apprenticeships.
Or, if you would like to employ a young person as an apprentice, you can let us know if you have an opening and would like to use our free recruitment service to find your new apprentice.
Get in touch to let us know about your apprenticeship vacancies. Either contact us by phone, or use our job upload form below.