If you are an employer considering integrating apprenticeships into your workforce development strategy, there are various steps a business must complete before they can start to recruit apprentices or use the apprenticeship programme to support the progression of existing staff.
Employer Onboarding Process Overview
The below sets out the steps an employer will move through to enable them to enrol apprentices with Skills Edge.
Following a meeting with Skills Edge and agreement to proceed with the apprenticeship programme, your next step will be to complete the necessary registration steps and documents required to enable your business to enrol apprentices.
As part of this process, you will need the following details to hand:
To help you complete the health and safety elements of the registration, we have provided some useful links:
Upon completion you will be sent two documents for your review and signature:
- Service Level Agreement
- Health and Safety
Once these have been reviewed and signed, the Skills Edge registration is completed.
The Apprenticeship Service
The Apprenticeship Service is a Government digital portal used to secure apprenticeship funding, manage your apprenticeship programmes and advertise vacancies. All organisations will need to be registered on the system in order to enrol apprentices.
Create an Account
You will need to create your employer account here:
Please use the below guide and informative video to support you in creating your account:
How to provide your training provider permissions within your Apprenticeship Service account:
Upon completion of the above steps, you are now ready to enrol and/or recruit apprentices. Your Skills Edge contact will be in touch to move this forward.