Employing an apprentice

A simple process

A Creative Apprenticeship is an opportunity for you to employ a hardworking and talented young person. With our support an apprentice is trained in your business’s ethos and expertise, helping them towards a recognized qualification and helping you invest in your future workforce. We are experienced in preparing young people for the workplace and, by partnering with us to recruit your apprentice, we can take away the headache and cost associated with the recruitment process to find the right young person for your business.

Our Approach and Ethos to Apprenticeships

Creative Alliance believes our role is to work with an employer to develop independent, responsible and accountable young professionals ready to enter into a very demanding and competitive industry.

“Don’t worry about the skills,” employers tell us, “these can be taught. What we want are people with the right attitude and approach.” We work with apprentices right from the start of their employment, inviting them to attend an intensive two day induction programme to provide young people with the skills employers say they need. The induction sessions cover:  professional behaviour, employability skills, customer service, personal learning thinking skills (PLTS) and how to receive feedback.

Employers are key to our business. That’s why we have partnered with an HR specialist to offer free support to any of our employers experiencing issues with an apprentice. Produced a set of how to guides, a set of resources covering everything we know about employing young people and set up a monthly training day for employers’ interested in developing their knowledge of HR and how to get the best of their apprentice.

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What you get as an employer

Free recruitment service
Free assessment service to ensure that what the apprentice is learning on the job matches the requirements of the qualification;
Free support with Maths, English and IT if the young person does not have at least a Grade C GCSE (or equivalents) in these subjects;
Free backup support and mentoring from the assessor and office team to both the apprentice and mentor;
Access to free specialist HR advice if there are significant performance management issues to address;
Access to free networking events at creative & cultural organisations across the city.