The Skillwise Apprenticeship Programme

Your own: -

Marketing or Business Admin Apprentice

for only £125 per week!

If you’re a business owner taking your own calls, doing your own marketing or filing the paperwork then this could be for you...

If you want to be successful you’ve got to get more stuff done...

Let’s be clear here, right up front – the biggest difference between high income, high profit businesses and run-of-the-mill, low income, low profit businesses is…

I – M – P – L – E – M – E – N – T – A – T – I – O – N  

Perhaps the biggest barrier for most small businesses to growing their business is having the resources in place to simply get things done. We all know we should be working on the business rather than in it but there's always so much to do and the costs of employing someone to help are often prohibitive. 

This could all change with your own marketing or business admin apprentice for 30 hours a week ALL for only £125 per week?

What would you be able to achieve if you had an extra 30 hours per week available to work on your business?

Whether you're looking to employ a new member of staff to take away some of the burden or up-skill your current employees to be able to take more responsibility the Skillwise Apprentice Programme can help. 

Option 1: We'll help you recruit an apprentice to work speciically alongside you, 30 hours per week, for 12 months. 

Option 2: We'll train one (or more) of your existing staff members to be able to support you with marketing and business admin

Whichever option you go with you'll get a lot more stuff done AND you're helping somebody to become more skilled and climb up the employment ladder...it's a compelling combination.

Check out some of the things they'll be able to do for you on the image on the right AND Be sure to check out some examples of the great marketing some of our apprentices have created for their businesses at the bottom of this page.

Check out what Pebble Sanctuary had to say about their Marketing Apprentice Superstar:

Billie has already had a huge impact at her business. She's supported her employer to bring in new customers by implementing marketing campaigns and worked to ensure the company is now well represented on social media. Check out what her employers had to say by clicking the video on the right.

 

Here's how it works:

Once we've sourced suitably qualified candidates for you, helped you with the selection process and you've appointed your successful candidate, the learner journey will begin:

(you won't need to do this if you already have somebody in the business who you would like to receive the training)

Stage 1 –

Learner starts their employment with you. Your assessor will attend your workplace to complete the apprenticeship induction. Your apprentice will also need an induction into your company to get a thorough understanding of your products and services. 

Stage 2 –

You'll then get a monthly visit from your apprentice assessor to support your learner through their apprenticeship. At this visit the assessor will assign your apprentice with tasks to complete in order to provide them with more skills in their job role and also ask them to complete tasks and gather evidence to complete an NVQ. 

Stage 3   –

If you wish to keep your apprentice on post apprenticeship, they then progress to full time / part time employment and can potentially complete a higher level apprenticeship and add even further value to your business.

 
 
 

Here's just a small example of the types of work your apprentice could do to help your business grow:

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Creating presentations for you
  • Uploading to the customer database to ensure your business is up to date
  • Set up/Manage Google Places Account to improve efficiency 
  • Preparation and maintenance of materials for marketing to increase leads and to keep message relevant.
  • Management/Uploading of video and photo content to increase communication with customers / clients.

Business Admin

  • Taking calls and relaying messages to you to save you time during the day.
  • Filing paperwork.
  • Scheduling appointments to ensure your time is used most efficiently.
  • Booking travel arrangements so you don't have to worry about it.
  • Sorting and distributing mail so your business is running smoothly.
  • Ordering office supplies so you have everything you need.
  • Handling paperwork.

Social Media

  • Manage daily social media campaigns
  • Create relevant content to engage with customers
  • Create & manage published content (video, images)
  • Monitor, listen and respond to users in “social” way whilst cultivating leads and sales
  • Develop and expand community and/or blog outreach efforts
  • Oversee design (Facebook timeline, cover photos, profile pics, twitter profile & blog)
Katie Bulmer
This is a fantastic opportunity- if this had been around when I left school I wouldn't have hesitated to jump onboard...an awesome combination of experience and qualifications!

Katie Bulmer Cooke Entrepreneur/Professional Speaker/ TV Presenter

The top 4 reasons you should take on a Skillwise trained apprentice…

Reason #1:

We only work with high calibre apprentices. If we feel that an apprentice is not capable of making a genuine impact on your business or fulfilling their job specification then we won't enrol them. Our recruitment team will also work closely with you to ensure that your apprentice has the correct personal characteristics to fit in with your company ethos. 

More and more learners are being put off going to university due to higher tuition fees; so this fast track apprenticeship program is becoming a great alternative for those young, ambitious individuals looking to start learning on the job and earning as quickly as possible without the student debt.

Reason #2:

You’ll be paying a very reasonable wage, we recommend a minimum of £125 per week. Your time alone is worth more than that and as your apprentice begins to become more skilled you'll be able to delegate more tasks to them, freeing you up to focus on driving the business forwards. 

Reason #3:

Traditionally apprentices are required to take one day off work every week to attend college and complete their studies. With the Skillwise programme you'll still need to provide opportunity for your apprentice to work towards their qualification but the time and day work around you and the needs of the business rather than being a set period of time every week. 

Reason #4:

The apprenticeship levy is now in place. Whilst it's true that this means you'll now need to make a 10% contribution to the cost of training your apprentice (normally only around £30 per month) it also means that there isn't much funding around for small businesses to fund the other 90% of the apprenticeship. 

Skillwise currently have funding in place for smaller businesses who don't pay the apprenticeship levy to take on an apprentice but this is at a premium and certainly won't last forever. 

 

 

Martin Norbury
It’s pretty difficult to scale your business without staff. The Skillwise apprenticeship initiative is what entrepreneurs have been looking for. The right attitude, right skills and ready to add value. Fantastic concept. A no brainer.

Martin Norbury Business Coach of the Year 2015

By now you should know whether this opportunity is right for you, which is why…

You Now Have To Take Action in Order To Get Results…

At this point there isn’t really much more to say.
Just below you’ll see the registration box that will
allow you to book a call with one of our team
All you need to do is add your details and click the ‘Book My Call’ button and one of our team will be in touch in the next 24 - 48 hours to discuss how an apprentice could help you

I’m serious. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity. 

 
 

Option 1

I'd like you to recruit a highly trained apprentice to work alongside me.

 

Option 2

Train one of my existing staff to support with marketing and social media.

If you've got any questions, or you'd like to speak to a member of our team, just call us on 

Tel: 0121 713 1664

Check out some of the great marketing examples below completed by some of our amazing apprentices:

Check out the testimonials from some of our businesses below:

What a fantastic idea! We frequently use apprentices from an accounting perspective but to have a marketing trained apprentice working within the business is a wonderful cost effective solution to help us grow even further. Considering what we would usually pay in recruitment and training fees, this is a real bargain!

Aynsley Damery – CEO – Tayabali Tomlin

Mat Butler
’Recruiting an apprentice back in 2012 totally transformed my business. It’s an absolute must for any forward-thinking business, particularly now that they’ve got all this additional, specialist marketing training.

Mathew Butler Video Strategy Expert | Business Video Expert

I think this is an amazing opportunity for any business owner. The chance to get an apprentice trained for you in specialist marketing skills is a brilliant idea.

Jacqui Mann J Mann Associates

Having an apprentice work in my business has made a real difference. I've got all the extra support that I need and can rely on them to look after my marketing whilst I'm out of the office. They're well trained and passionate about what they do.

Geoff Cross Managing Director – CEN Group Ltd

If you wait, there is a good chance that this opportunity will pass you by, there really is only a small pot of funding available to work with non levy paying businesses. So now is definitely the time to act.

Register now while there are still spaces available.

If you've got any questions, or you'd like to speak to a member of our team, just call us on 

Tel: 0121 713 1664

 
 

Option 1

I'd like you to recruit a highly trained apprentice to work alongside me.

 

Option 2

Train one of my existing staff to support with marketing and social media.