The majority of our candidates will come with good GCSE grades, but we would advise you not to exclude candidates where their grades are not so good, because these candidates often turn out to be some of the most committed and hard-working Apprentices.
7. How will my Apprentice be chosen? Do I get to choose myself?
We will provide you with as many suitable candidates who will meet the eligibility criteria for an Apprenticeship and complete our intensive recruitment process. It will be up to you to decide which candidate you take on and we'll arrange all of the interviews for you.
8. Why should I choose this programme over all the others out there?
There's nothing else out there that gets close to this. Because of our online training academy, your Apprentice will be able to hit the ground running, rather than starting with no training at all. The Apprentices will emerge with additional formal qualifications and training, way above what the framework of an Apprenticeship requires, so you'll end up with a learner that really adds value to your business. On top of this, remember that we'll be recruiting a young person specifically for you and your business, so you'll be getting the best person possible.
9. What’s it going to cost me? Only the wages of the Apprentice - a minimum of £3.40 per hour for a minimum of 30 hours per week (£102 per week), but we would suggest at least £125 per week to get the right candidate.
10. If my Apprentice isn’t working out for me, or I don’t like them, what can I do?
We can help you to replace them. It's very rare, but sometimes it doesn't work out, so we'll do everything we can to help make it work. Typically, we would need to allow 4-6 weeks to replace them, but the SkillWise Team will be on the ground providing lots of support and this Programme is a great opportunity for the young people don’t forget, so the vast majority of them will be highly motivated to make this work.