The White Horse Federation is fully committed to developing a world-class workforce, and we focus on helping our staff to develop their skills further and elevate themselves in the workplace. Through access to a range of apprenticeships, staff at The White Horse Federation are able to receive tailored training and support, whether they are looking to embark on a new career or take that next step in their current one.

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  • Valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn.
  • Develop key skills to progress in your working life.
  • Earn and learn at the same time.
  • A clear career trajectory with lots of opportunities to progress.
  • Be ‘job ready’ for the role you have trained for, with training paid for by your employer and/or the Government.
  • Working alongside experienced staff that can support and guide you.

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The Process

There is no set time to complete an apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the sector chosen, the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements. Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete, depending on the type of Framework or Standard, so it’s important that you’re committed enough to see it through.

Apprentices work towards the knowledge, skills and performance of their chosen apprenticeship in the workplace, with some programmes having day/evening release at college. You may also be required to study functional skills at Level 1 or Level 2 (if the required level has not already been achieved at GCSE level).

The process, detailed

  1. You will have a meeting with your line manager to ensure that the commissioning process is followed.
  2. Once they are happy and wish to take it further, they’ll send an email to the Learning and Development Department.
  3. Learning and Development will provide you with guidance and support on the right apprenticeship course for you, and they’ll assist with the application process.
  4. They will also identify any additional support requirements, supporting those apprentices with disabilities and/or learning difficulties.
  5. All parties will sign a Commitment Statement, setting out the roles and responsibilities on all sides for the apprenticeship programme.
  1. You’ll receive an induction into the apprenticeship programme, which may include a college induction and an induction into any college-based courses.
  2. You’ll be issued with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and the Commitment Statement, which will set out a training and assessment plan, identify the time spent between on-the-job and off-the-job training, as well as the requirements of the apprenticeship course itself.
  1. For those following an Apprenticeship Standard, an End Point Assessment will be carried out by an independent assessor.
  2. You’ll receive certification of any qualifications achieved, including any End Point Assessments and the apprenticeship completion certificate.
  3. The Learning and Development Department will then provide further advice and guidance on further progression, including support with applying for the next level of apprenticeship if available and suitable.