Apprentice Recruitment Process

As an added value service to employers, Inspire offers a Free Apprentice recruitment service which sources candidates, pre vets them for suitability and ensures that they can meet the demands of the technical elements of the Apprenticeship qualification. Employers are then invited to interview potential applicants to ensure a cultural fit with the organisation. Prior to entering into an apprenticeship, Inspire Middlesex College works with the learner on a programme of self-development, including interviewing and CV writing, motivation and confidence building and a thorough induction programme commencing with an in-depth Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) session, BKSB diagnostics to identify improvements in English and maths, introduction to working with Inspire Middlesex College, expectations of the Apprenticeship delivery programme, roles and responsibilities of the Apprentice, employer and Inspire. In developing the individual Learner Plan (ILP) additional Learning Support needs are identified and planned into the delivery programme.

How can we help you to find an apprentice?

We advertise, interview and select the right apprentice for you. Once an applicant successfully completes our robust recruitment process then we will pass their CVs to you. We will provide you continuous support until the apprentice is appointed on the apprenticeship programme, for example assisting to arrange interviews and work trials

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Apply for an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice.

Please see below video before you claim an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice payment who has started from 1st August 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April 2021

You will receive £3,000 for new employee of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice aged 16 to 18 years old.

You will be able to apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1st June 2021.