We invest in apprentices

The right apprenticeship is the right person, in the right place at the right time.

But it does not happen by accident. It’s about attracting that person, providing space and support for them to grow. Then you’re both unstoppable!

We’ve worked with the Department of Education, apprentices employers big and small as well as with apprentices and their families, training providers and policy makers to create our assessment framework.

 

With help from some of the most trusted brands in the UK, from Nestlé to Bentley, the Ministry of Defence to the NHS  and Young Apprentice Ambassador Network, we’ve built this framework to help you create successful and powerful apprenticeship programmes.

For almost 30 years Investors in People have worked to make work better and our We invest in apprentices accreditation will help you to do just that for your apprentices by identifying your strengths as well as areas for improvement. We will evaluate your apprenticeships approach and help you attract the best talent and get most out of them.   

 

What the benefits are

  • Attract better talent. Good apprentices want to work for good employers.
  • Stand out from other apprentice employers. Raise your profile and reputation by showing you are ahead of other organisations.
  • Accreditation is valid for three years.
  • Online survey and interviews to gather valuable information from your apprentices.
  • Quantitative and qualitative insights help inform your strategy and implement it better.
  • Automatic entry in the Investors in People Awards where we celebrate the best and the boldest organisations, rewarding their great work.
  • An action plan designed to support the evolution of your strategy.
  • Silver, gold and platinum award levels, valid for three years.
  • 12 and 24-month check-ins with your practitioner to ensure continious development.

What we assess | Framework

Commitment’s about hiring apprentices for the right reasons. And treating them right. Do you design recruitment and inductions around the apprentice and the programme they’re doing? Do they understand what they’ll be doing? Are they rewarded appropriately?

Development’s about helping apprentices become the best they can be. Are you committed to their education and learning? Do you set them stretching objectives? Are your line managers 100% on board? What are you doing to support them with their assessments?

Communication & Support’s about making sure there’s a good relationship between apprentices, line managers and training providers. Is there a structured partnership? Do apprentices know their voice matters? Is their wellbeing top priority? Do you celebrate and recognise individual successes?

How we assess you

1 | Apprentices Framework

We use our framework to assess how well you’re supporting your apprentices at work, including development, communication and support.

We’ve collaborated with apprentices, employers, parents, training providers and policy makers, hearing from companies with successful apprenticeship programmes.

2 | Your First Assessment

An assessment might sound daunting, but it isn’t. It’s a chance for our practitioner to get to know your company, your apprenticeship programme and your people. 

We’ll survey your apprentices for their feedback. We’ll also talk to them, as well as the people that support their programme.

3 | Your First Report

At the end of the assessment, we’ll take all of our findings and turn them into a report summing up what we found, and give you recommendations to help you improve. 

You’ll also find out what level you’ve achieved : Silver, Gold or Platinum.

4 | Making Improvements

Becoming accredited is an achievement to celebrate! But it’s not the end of the journey. Your accreditation lasts for three years, and we’ll help you create an action plan for what changes your company’s going to make over that time.

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