Earn while you learn – and gain skills for life
Apprenticeships and your Career
At GeoTraining we place our learner needs at the heart of what we do. We will support you from the first day all the way through to completion of your training and beyond.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16+ and are a great way to up-skill yourself, earning whilst you learn. Research has found that employers think apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications (DfE Apprenticeship Core Brief, 2016), so you can rest assured that an apprenticeship is the right decision to make.
It is important for us to work with quality employers so learners get the most out of their Apprenticeship. You should ideally be working 30-plus hours per week, but there are certain circumstances where this can be reduced, for example, if you have childcare responsibilities or other personal commitments.
We want you to achieve
Our team of assessors are on hand to guide you through your qualification through a combination of face-to-face appointments, telephone consultations and our e-learning system.
Apprenticeships take between 12 and 24 months to complete depending on the level. Towards the end of your training, we’ll talk to you about your progression options and next steps.
89% of employers reported an apprentice helped improve their product or service
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Sectors We Cover
We offer apprenticeships and training in the following sectors
- An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification for those aged 16+
- Apprenticeships are available to existing and new members of your workforce
- Your apprentice will learn new skills and develop their experience through:
- Guided learning set by their assessor/trainer, including reading, doing internet research, and preparing for tests
- Training on the job, including coaching from colleagues and in-house training/workshop
- Each course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete depending on the level
- We will support you and your staff through all stages of the training to ensure the highest standards are achieved
- To undertake an apprenticeship, your staff member must have a contract of employment
- They should ideally be working 30 hours per week or more. They must work a minimum of 16 hours per week
- Your staff will be assessed through a number of approaches, including:
- Observation in the workplace
- Professional discussions
- Answering questions
- Writing reflective accounts of their experiences at work
- Collecting evidence from the workplace
- Obtaining witness testimonies from managers and colleagues.
Apprentices will receive training and assessment towards the following:
- Certificate or diploma – assessing their ability to do the job
- Technical Certificate – developing their skills, understanding their role and the sector they work in
- Functional Skills – English, maths, and ICT (where applicable)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills – including problem solving, team work, creative thinking
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities – understanding your company’s contract of employment, health and safety and your organisation’s ways of working.