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For some time now we have had employers in the creative industries ask us about the possibility of setting up a multi-employer apprentice model. This is where the one apprentice is employed by a number of employers for the duration of their apprenticeship.
It could be where they work part-time for two employers for every week of their apprenticeship (the job-share model) or they work full time with one employer for a number of months before moving onto another one (the carousel model).
The interest in multi-employer models comes from the nature of work in many of the sub-sectors of the industry. Some employers feel they can’t guarantee full time work for the 15 months that an apprenticeship now lasts. They want to take part but need a more flexible model.
Creative Alliance are seeking investment to develop and pilot this model. Its not been done before in this sector. To secure this investment we need to establish:
- What potential demand there is for such a model in the sector?
- What type of multi-employer model would be the most effective?
- Would employers be willing to pay the wages of a part-time and / or fixed term apprentice?
- What are the most effective ways of involving employers in developing a training plan that meets their needs and ensures that the apprentice acquires all the knowledge and skills to pass end point assessment?
- What are the potential barriers and how might we overcome them?
I’d be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to answer 10 questions which will help us develop this model. We’ll enter all the respondents in a draw to receive £40 of theatre tokens.
The Surveymonkey link can be accessed here:
Many thanks for your help.
Noel Dunne. Director.