Working together to deliver learning that works

Leading UK businesses are working with Arch Apprentices and AVADO to build the workforce of the future.

As specialists in delivering world-class apprenticeships in IT, Digital, Data, HR, Leadership and Finance roles, partnering with AVADO is the next step to delivering best in class learning, for you and your business.

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Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, there's been a major shift in how businesses have viewed professional apprenticeships. Arch has been at the forefront of this drive, from helping employers achieve their business objectives using the levy and placing rising talent in their dream career. Arch has impacted thousands of people across the UK. See our satisfaction statistics below or read on for more information regarding apprenticeships

What are apprenticeships?

"A lot of people think university is the only way you’ll get a job, but apprenticeships give you opportunities you might never have had"- Daniel, apprentice

Apprenticeships are a combination of a full-time job with training. This training counts as a formal qualification, which is equivalent to GCSEs, A-levels or degrees depending on the level you choose – ranging from intermediate to higher apprenticeships, even including degree apprenticeships too.

As well as the qualification, you’ll earn a wage during your apprenticeship, which is why this is a popular alternative to college or university.

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An apprentice’s working time is usually split 80/20. 80% of their time will be spent working and carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities. 20% of their time will be ‘off-the-job’ and spent working towards their apprenticeship qualification. To ensure this balance is met, at Arch we have a 20% off-the-job tracker that the apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach and line manager monitor.

This off-the-job training includes:

  • Work spent on the apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on a reflective journal – for Arch it’s Hive Learning
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

For all of our intermediate, higher and degree apprenticeships, the training is delivered online and supported by face to face visits with the apprentice’s Learning and Development Coach. Training is delivered in blocks to minimise disruption.

Apprenticeship requirements

The requirements for the apprenticeship depend on the type of apprenticeship:

A level 3,or advanced, apprenticeship, is equivalent to A-levels and applicants need atleast 3 GCSEs or an intermediate apprenticeship qualification to apply.

A higher apprenticeship, which is a level 4-5 apprenticeship, is equivalent to a foundation degree or the first year of a bachelors degree. For this, applicants need at least 5 GCSEs and level 3 qualifications, which could be AS-levels or a level 3 apprenticeship.

Degree apprenticeships are levels 6 and 7 and are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Entry requirement include 3 A-levels or a higher apprenticeship qualification.

Why companies hire apprentices

  • Rewarding

    Hiring early talent using a structured training programme like an apprenticeship significantly improves the chances of the person succeeding.

  • Future-proofing

    Investing in your early talent develops a workforce that has skills to match the needs of your business.

  • Profitable

    Incentives are available if you take on apprentices who are 16-18, 19-24 with an Education Health and Care plan or 19-24 and a care leaver.

The costs

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships are now funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into a digital account. The funds are then only redeemable on approved apprenticeship training. This levy cannot be spent on an apprentice salary and can only be spent on the apprenticeship training with your training provider.


Our learning partners

Learning built on solid foundations

Arch is a fully accredited training centre for City & Guilds and Edexcel, operating across London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. We have developed and deliver state of the art industry training from our 24/7 virtual campus and in our dedicated training centres.

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