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?
We'll be recruiting a young person specifically for you and your business, so you'll be getting the best person possible. On top of that we'll only work with apprentices who we feel have the appropriate skill set to make a genuine impact on your business. Our assessors are all experts in their respective subjects and will ensure that your apprentice is up-skilled and supported throughout their qualification
9. What’s it going to cost me? Only
You'll need to pay your apprentices wage, we suggest £125 per week for a 30 hour working week. The minimum you can pay is £105. You'll also need to make a 10% contribution to the cost of training your apprentice. This normally around £30 per month or can be paid in one lump sum.
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.