Employ an Apprentice

Employ an Apprentice – The NowSkills Way

When you Employ an Apprentice, there could be huge benefits of employing an IT Apprentice, but only if the outcome is successful. At NowSkills we like success and by developing and refining our processes we continually strive to improve our customer’s experience.

Identify you have a need for an IT Apprentice

You’ve decided that the time is right to enjoy the ROI and future talent opportunity of hiring a motivated IT Apprentice. It would be really helpful if you are able to set out a Job Description for us to work with, but don’t worry if you haven’t, we can help.

Day1: Call* the NowSkills professionals!

You’ve phoned NowSkills on 0151 539 9090 or 0161 714 1410 because you want to work with a specialist and local IT apprenticeship company with training locations in Manchester and Liverpool.

We’ll take the time to understand what you’re looking for on the phone and in most cases, we’ll arrange a time to for us to come to meet you to discuss the role and for you to find out a bit more about us too.

*Email is fine too, please contact us

Day 2-3: Live IT Apprenticeship Vacancy

This is where we really go to work for you. We work with our database of hundreds of learners and potential IT apprentices across the region to look for the right match for your role. Our automated database system screens and matches across 12 different criteria to make a successful outcome more likely for our IT apprentices and for our employers. We meet our applicants and put them through a series of interviews where they demonstrate their ability and let us know exactly what they’re looking for.

Day 7-14: Interviews

We do have a large group of excellent IT apprentices waiting for an opportunity to shine. Therefore, we will work with you to arrange your interviews and we can also assist you if needed, just let us know. We want both you the employer and your apprentice to be happy before you move forward and hopefully make a job offer.

Day17: IT Apprenticeship Start

You have now employed an Apprentice! Our average time to successfully fill an IT Apprenticeship in the last 24 months has been 17 days and that’s with a 92% completion rate. The start of the IT apprenticeship will depend on lots of things like the role, the experience of your apprentice and your organisational culture. But we’re here to help. We’ll be back to visit you soon to agree all your training dates and the plan for the apprenticeship. You’ll meet your IT Tutor and members of our Operations Team who will be there to support you and your apprentice on what we hope will be a successful IT apprenticeship for you both.

The Future: Successful IT Apprenticeships 

We want all our NowSkills IT apprentices to have engaging and rewarding roles in forward-thinking organisations big and small. The benefits to a young person’s career from working in a positive workplace with a defined role offering progression opportunities are significant. We support our learners and employers to strengthen the apprenticeship brand so that employers return time and again as their own teams grow, their organisations flourish and apprentices are at the heart of their talent acquisition.