Frequently asked questions FAQ
Information For Employers
Absolutely, a number of our customers employ multiple apprentices as they see this as the perfect opportunity to fill a skills gap at a fairly low cost risk.
Do I have an obligation to employ the apprentice as a regular employee after they complete their course?
Sixth Sense Training provide the candidate and the training. Other than that, the apprentice is your member of staff and will be contracted to you. There is no obligation to continue their employment after they have completed their apprenticeship, however we are confident after investing your time and training into them, you will continue their employment much like 95% of our employers.
All funding is dealt with on a case by case basis. This is something you will be made aware of once the sales manager has made initial contact with you following your enquiry
Employers are required to pay at least the minimum apprentice wage to their apprentice, however the majority of employers choose to pay more than this based on the skills of the apprentice, and the workload that they handle. To see the current minimum wage structure set by the government, Click Here
We offer Modern Apprenticeships in a wide range of specialisms, from our #Trendsetter Digital skills, Business Admin to IT professional qualification. We are confident if you are looking to employ someone in an office based role, we have the qualification to suit.
I thought an apprentice was for learning a trade, not to manage Facebook, build websites or work in the office?
Things have now changed. The Scottish Government have set a target to get 36,000 Modern Apprenticeships into work by 2020. As well as traditional trade-based apprenticeships, there are now a whole host of roles where someone 16-24 can complete a Modern Apprenticeship including IT, Digital Marketing, and Business Administration. This change has seen funding being made available for the qualification through Skills Development Scotland, and the only expense on your part would be the apprentice’s wages.
Modern Apprenticeships are paid employment positions with permanent contracts, just like your other members of staff. This means, that if you decide to give a young person the opportunity of being your apprentice, it’s up to you as the employer to decide on contract details like the apprentice’s pay rate, hours, holidays etc.