With the apprenticeship reforms now in effect in the UK, it is no longer as simple as handing your training needs over to a training provider to deliver a qualification. Employers now face several responsibilities to action and feedback we’ve received from members is that apprenticeship management can be a burdensome. For this reason, the BCF has launched a new apprenticeships service to meet the specific development and employment needs of paints, inks and wallcoverings companies. The BCF’s Apprenticeships Service can ensure that the complexities and associated administration involved in taking on apprentices, and making use of levy funds, is taken care of.
The service has been purpose built for the BCF by the Apprenticeship Management Group (AMG). As an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) the AMG can employ apprentices on behalf of BCF members. The AMG are specialists in recruitment with a dedicated team which works solely in the sector, this is combined with a comprehensive understanding for candidates who will meet and exceed your expectations and thrive in your businesses.
Another key benefit of the BCF’s Apprenticeship Service is the option to introduce coatings specific modules from the Coatings Training Institute (CTI) to fulfil the coursework requirements of an apprenticeship. Many BCF members have students enrolled in CTI already, the new apprenticeship service could cover the cost of the modules through the use of the apprenticeship levy. There are over 60 coatings and inks specific modules, the choice of courses can be tailored for the specific needs of the apprentice.
The service will cost 10% of the apprentice salary, plus a 10% contribution to training costs is applicable.
The cost of the levy management service is £45 per month for each apprentice managed via AMG, plus the 10% contribution to training costs if applicable.