Employer's guide to Kaplan Apprenticeships

Kaplan has been recruiting and training apprentices for over 10 years. We interview new apprentices, find them a suitable role and provide training and support. We also help employers secure and access apprenticeship grants and other financial funding.

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Why hire an apprentice?

Over half a million Apprentices are currently working hard for over 100,000 employers across 200,000 locations*. That's companies large and small, covering all sectors of business and all industries

You can use an Apprenticeship to train your existing staff or find new talent to work within your organisation with Kaplan Apprenticeships and Vocational Training.

Do you want to become an apprentice?

Visit the Kaplan Apprentices website where you can search current vacancies and find out more about starting an apprenticeship, traineeship or internship.

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What do employers say?

Business leaders from a range of industries and backgrounds across England give their support for Apprenticeships and voice their ambition to help grow the number of places available. Over 130,000* workplaces offer Apprenticeship places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business.

Add Value

74%

of apprentices add value within their first few weeks *

Increase Productivity

80%

of those employers who employ Apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive.*

Improve morale

92%

of employers who employ Apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.*

Ongoing training and support

83%

of employers who employ Apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need now and for the future.*

The end to end service provided by Kaplan Financial has been outstanding; highly personalised throughout, nothing was ever too much trouble and they clearly explained every stage of the apprenticeship process.

Karen SharpSenior HR Advisor, Amlin

What makes the Kaplan way the Smarter way?

We build stronger relationships with employers – really listening to what they say to create tailored, one-off solutions which cover everything from strategic planning to sorting the paperwork.

We take lots of time and effort to get to know the Apprentices, making sure they’re ready to work and develop.

We work harder to make sure the employer and Apprentice fit together perfectly, so everyone is happier.

It’s a smarter way of working which is easily understandable, time-saving and transparent, and ultimately, more rewarding all-round.

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Why hire an apprentice from Kaplan?

Our promise to you

  • Find, interview and appraise suitable candidates for your organisation
  • Help secure and access Apprentirceship funding
  • Manage all aspects of work-based training
  • Track your learner's progress
  • Manage all formal reviews in the workplace
  • Ensure your learners achieve their qualification
  • Dedicated account management

Proven expertise

Over the past ten years, Kaplan have helped over 25,000 learners successfully complete nationally recognised qualifications with success rates consistently above the national averages.

Kaplan has received industry recognition including Grade 2 at our last Ofsted inspection and the Matrix Standard, for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance on learning and work.

Ongoing training and support

Kaplan's Apprenticeships offer real benefits for both employer and learner. Kaplan provides support and training right from the start so organisations can enjoy a cost effective route to a better trained, more productive workforce. With a Kaplan Apprenticeship, your learner will also be able to improve their skills and add real value to your business.

High quality candidates

Ensure you get the right candidates for your Apprenticeships.

We find you the best local candidates, by interviewing and screening only the most eager and driven individuals.

Apprenticeships are a great way to find fresh new talent and upskill existing staff. Kaplan's recruitment service has been a great way for us to find talented individuals.

Michelle CowgillPractice Manager, Hall Liddy

We are the double award-winning Accountancy Training Provider

2014 - PQ Magazine Award for Innovation (for our AAT PassPlus product), and 2014 & 2015 AAT Training Provider of the Year.

We achieved Ofsted Grade 2 “Good” at our last inspection.

We have also been awarded the Matrix standard for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance on learning and work.

Get in touch

To ask a question or begin the process of hiring an apprentice, call 01908 540066 or send your contact details and we’ll get in touch.

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Smarter apprenticeships brochure

The ‘Smarter Apprenticeships’ brochure contains more information about the service offered by Kaplan and gives useful advice on topics such as identifying a business need for an apprentice.

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