HCUK Training tells us more about National Apprenticeship Week

Published: Monday 6th March 2017 by Rich Sutherland

Comments (0)

Apprenticeships are an essential part of the UK’s training and employability sector.

In celebration, Monday 6 to Friday 10 March sees the tenth National Apprenticeship Week take place, with a local provider very much getting on board.

HCUK Training works closely with businesses to give people everything they need to gain accredited qualifications in their chosen specialty.

We spoke to Charlotte Sutton, Business Coordinator, to get more of a feel and discover what’s happening this week across Hull and East Yorkshire.

“HCUK Training is a training provider of work-based learning and traineeships,” says Charlotte. “We operate across the Yorkshire and Humber regions, with main bases in Hull, Harrogate and Goole.”

The organisation delivers quality employer-responsive training solutions to provide clear progression routes and tailored programmes to suit employer needs.

“There are elements to the training process,” Charlotte explains. “The first is knowledge, which can take a Q&A format with the option for the student to also come into Hull College.”

“Then there’s the competency-based stage, where you are assessed on your working abilities. Finally, functional skills are covered, such as a good understanding of maths, English and ICT.”

This combination allows apprentices to get true insight into a career path, receiving expert feedback and access to mentoring opportunities.

Simultaneously, a firmer grasp of core competencies and a significant confidence boost will help them to achieve their goals.

We also asked Charlotte about how HCUK Training works in the local community:

“We have 1,500 employers in our database and around 50 vacancies at any given time.”

“These are spread across a spectrum of vocational paths, focusing on particular areas of learning.”

With around 40 subjects available, HCUK Training offers apprenticeships in everything from art and design, to management and accounting, to electrical, plumbing, joinery and hairdressing.

“Studying a Level 2 apprenticeship takes one year,” adds Charlotte. “Level 3 is two years, and above that can last up to three years. It all depends on how far the individual wants to take their learning journey.”

Whilst being enormously beneficial for the apprentice and often helping to shape a successful future, apprenticeships are also excellent for employers.

“It’s an opportunity to bring somebody new into your team,” says Charlotte. “Someone fresh and innovative, with a different range of skills. This can go a long way to developing your workforce.”

Charlotte tells us that many local businesses take on multiple apprentices at the same time. This is especially the case with large sites, such as manufacturing companies that can host learners in different departments.

“We often allocate one or two to the production line, working in logistics. Plus a few others are placed in office environments to study customer service, business administration, management and leadership.”

With HCUK Training working throughout the year to match apprentices to suitable employers, now’s the perfect time to get involved.

If you’re looking to apply, events are being held all this week. Today sees special activity at Withernsea School, the Apprenticeship Hub in Harrogate, and at KCOM Stadium from 4pm.

Additionally, pupils at Google College will get to discover exciting career opportunities during a visit from the HCUK Training team on Wednesday.

“We’re always available for a chat,” says Charlotte. “So even if you can’t make it down this week, you can contact us at your convenience.”

To find out more, visit HCUK Training at Hull College or the KCOM Stadium. Alternatively, give them a call on 0300 330 2010 or visit hcuktraining.co.uk

Read more localnational and international news on HEY Today

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter 

Published: Monday 6th March 2017 by Rich Sutherland

Comments (0)

Local business search