Hire an Apprentice

Trained and supported by ELATT, an Apprentice will bring enthusiasm, diversity and energy into your business.

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ELATT is a learning community creating bespoke Apprenticeship schemes for all business sizes:

We are here to bring diversity, enthusiasm and energy to your workforce.
We have supported 100s of students on their journey from education to employment. Our students are determined and ambitious, but they need practical and relevant insight that sets them apart in a competitive London market. Employ an ELATT apprentice and improve your business outlook and outcomes.

Receive full support from our expert team

We are an excellent Apprenticeship employer ourselves – we fully understand you need to manage your staff needs and business goals.

Support your long term strategy

You know where you want your business to be in 3 years – let us help you get your staff there.

Broaden your market

Are you reaching 1000 clients now? Our Apprentices can help you reach 5000.

Kiran Shoat, Opus 2 International, Magnum Services Manager & Senior Project Manager says:

“It is important to us to ensure that we are giving a genuine opportunity to the Apprentice to understand what working in the technology industry entails. Each student sits with our specialist IT delivery team and gets the first-hand experience of the kind of work we do. We have been delighted with their attitude and aptitude – it shows that there is an underused talent pool waiting to be tapped in London!”

Why should you employ an Apprentice?

Do you have a clear 3-year vision but not enough staff? Apprentices are a cost effective and fulfilling solution to support your team needs. And you'll be supported with funding from the government.

Do you want to develop an effective, diverse and evolving team? ELATT Apprentices can help you create a fresh, energetic and dynamic workforce.

Do you feel busy all the time and caught up in day to day tasks? Apprentices can help support your immediate needs and create a motivational atmosphere for your staff. Taking time to build capacity is key.

Do you want to develop your staff to become inspirational leaders? Our Apprentices can provide coaching opportunities for your growing team.

Do you want to help young people but don't know where to start? ELATT supports you throughout the whole process until the Apprenticeship is complete.

Do you know your company supports Apprenticeships but you don't have the knowledge? We are happy to explain the process and answer any tricky questions before you make any decisions.

Our Current Position

We currently provide high-quality apprenticeships in Web Design and Development, IT Networking and Support, Business Administration and Office Applications. Our partners range from high profile large corporations such as Morgan Stanley and Hackney Council to smaller and medium-sized enterprises including Opus 2 International and The Bromley-by-Bow Centre. Regardless of the type of company you run, we have an Apprentice who can help move your business forward.

80%

overall achievement rate was gained from over the past two years as we supported over 180 Apprentices.

100%

of ELATT’s IT Apprentices have moved into better paid and more responsible positions in bigger companies or obtained places in Universities.

92%

of our Trainees aged 16-23 progressed into Apprenticeships in 2015/16 - we have a large student body of enthusiastic and willing students.

100%

employer satisfaction rate was achieved on FE Choices by ELATT.

We employ Apprentices too...

You can give students like this the chance and really see a difference in your organisation.

Zak, who graduated in Level 3 Web Design and Development now works as ELATT’s Designer and Developer and is also studying for a degree in Software Engineering.


Maureen, is currently finishing her Level 3 Business Administration and works as our Administrator at ELATT. She is aiming to go to university this September to study Human Resources.


Ayse, who successfully completed her Level 3 Computer Engineering at ELATT now manages the network for an architect firm.

Naffy, Head of Life Skills and Community at ELATT:

"Hiring an Apprentice means you're giving an opportunity to someone to show you what they do know, if anything. We've grown in different ways, new ideas have been infused into the team and there is a new freshness and diversity to how we do things. So actually you're not giving your time, you're really gaining quite a lot from having someone come and join you. We've grown since taking on an Apprentice and certainly that person has gone on to become a very important part of the team; creating new systems and bring new ideas to the workplace that I wouldn't have gained from the team that we already had."

Why is ELATT unique?

We're rated Ofsted Outstanding and in the past few years have won a long list of awards including the TES FE Overall Provider of the year last year.

We're small but that never holds us back – we have the energy, expertise and flexibility to deliver a bespoke training package that meets your needs.

We have a huge variety of Apprenticeship Standards to choose from meaning the training is not just bespoke but extremely practical – our dedicated team work alongside your managers and supervisors to ensure all content is relevant.

We take our time and make sure all our students' needs are met – we provide all round support to our learners so that they can tackle all areas of their lives.

Our tutors are knowledgeable yet approachable – meaning we get the best out of our learners and create a relaxed and fulfilling atmosphere.

Our whole team is involved with our apprenticeship offer – whilst our tutors pioneer our high quality delivery we ensure Apprenticeship delivery is a top priority for senior management to student services staff.

We are committed to delivering a high quality service to both the student and you – our highly trained tutor and student support teams strive for the best service possible.

What Managers say...

  • Naima, Head of Vocational Learning, ELATT

    "The benefits for ELATT are a skilled and loyal workforce. As apprentices become highly skilled, they also become dedicated and highly motivated. Apprentices are flexible, growing with the workplace, working effectively and without distractions. They become very loyal to the company, so are a great asset to the workplace."

  • Naffy, Head of Life Skills and Community, ELATT

    "Hiring an Apprentice means you're giving an opportunity to someone to show you what they do know, if anything. We've grown in different ways, new ideas have been infused into the team and there is a new freshness and diversity to how we do things. So actually you're not giving your time, you're really gaining quite a lot from having someone come and join you. We've grown since taking on an Apprentice and certainly that person has gone on to become a very important part of the team; creating new systems and bring new ideas to the workplace that I wouldn't have gained from the team that we already had."

  • Adam, Head of IT Operations, Opus 2 International

    "Opus 2 worked with ELATT in late 2016 to take on and train an Apprentice within its IT department. After going through the process of selecting the right candidate for the role, Opus 2 has found a dedicated, ambitious and self-motivated individual who has enhanced its first and second line IT support function. In return, Opus 2 is offering an excellent opportunity to learn on the job, which, combined with the academic learning provided by ELATT, will ensure that the Apprentice will get well-rounded training, benefiting both the Apprentice and Opus 2 as he gains more experience. As an SME, this has been Opus 2’s first experience of employing an apprentice. From an Opus 2 point of view, the experience has so been so positive that other Opus 2 departments (in additional to IT) are looking at employing apprentices in the near future."

What Students say...

  • Ruta (UX Designer)

    "ELATT taught me valuable technical skills, and my tutors believed I was the right person for the Visual Design Apprenticeship programme with Morgan Stanley."

  • Zak (Designer & Developer)

    "My Apprenticeship taught me more than I expected: I learned numerous skills that helped me both personally and professionally."

  • Maureen (Office Administrator)

    "I feel I have gained invaluable skills and experience working with ELATT and I feel very lucky."

  • Alen (Opus 2 International Apprentice)

    "Opus 2 International were really flexible with me working alongside my studies. I feel like I have a lot more belief in myself and there's been a big improvement for me."

Alen (Opus 2 International Apprentice) says:

"Opus 2 International were really flexible with me working alongside my studies. I feel like I have a lot more belief in myself and there's been a big improvement for me."

Get in touch with ELATT today...

Do you want to energise your team and build your business? Then get in touch today! We can support you with tailored frameworks in:

Web Design and Development

IT Networking and Support

Business Administration

Office Applications

Frequently Asked Questions...

  • What skills does an Apprentice cover?

    An Apprenticeships lasts at least 12 months and includes Bespoke Vocational Training Delivered both on-the-job – in the workplace – and at our training centre. Your apprentice will follow a flexible, bespoke training package negotiated with you to best meet your long-term business needs.

  • Elements of vocational training
    • Technical certificate - underpinning subject knowledge
    • Competence certificate - workplace assessment
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    A non-accredited unit ensuring your new member of staff fully understands their rights and obligations in the workplace.

  • English and Maths

    Trainees will work towards GCSE A*-C in English and maths if they do not already have it, usually through a Functional Skills programme.

  • How much must I pay an Apprentice?

    A non-accredited unit ensuring your new member of staff fully understands their rights and obligations in the workplace.

    The Apprentice National Minimum Wage can be found on the goverment's website for wage in the first year of the programme. After this National Minimum Wage rates apply. You can of course pay your Apprentice more than the minimum rate, and you may be able to secure a government subsidy of £1,500 through the Apprentice Grant for Employers scheme to help you with the cost.

  • How much will the training cost me?

    Apprentices who are aged 16-18 at the start date of the programme are fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency. For over 19s, you may need to make a contribution to the cost of workplace visits; training and assessment; support; study packs; registration and certification, ranging from £1,500 to £3,500.

  • Levels of Training

    Level 2
    Intermediate - Equivalent to GCSE A*-C

    Level 3
    Advanced - Equivalent to 'A' Level

     

    Level 4
    Higher - Equivalent to HNC / First Degree Year

If you'd like advice about Apprenticeships generally or to discuss ELATT's Apprenticeship programme, then get in touch today by emailing hello@elatt.org.uk or calling 0800-0420-184.

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