We provide high-quality advice and guidance, working with schools and providing open days and practical “taster days” to ensure that your son or daughter is able to make an informed decision as to whether an apprenticeship is suitable for them. Tyne North Training consistently provides high levels of support for candidates throughout the recruitment process, ensuring that their candidate pack is a true reflection of their skills and abilities and that they are well prepared for interviews with employers.
Here at Tyne North Training, we interview candidates to identify their individual personality traits and their suitability for different roles, only matching them to employers that are a good fit. We provide feedback from interviews and advice on how to improve and consistently provide comprehensive support from a dedicated Training Officer throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Tyne North Training are a specialist in a small number of sectors, only delivering where we have the expert knowledge, skills and experience to deliver the highest quality apprenticeships.
The Level of support is unrivalled
We work with fantastic companies
We have excellent retention rates
Your son or daughter needs to apply online for their chosen apprenticeship: Engineering or Business Administration. Once they have applied we will use the information they have provided to check their eligibility for an apprenticeship. If they are eligible they will be invited in for testing and interview.
During testing and interview, we will be ensuring that your son or daughter can demonstrate an awareness of the type of apprenticeship that they have applied for. We will also be attempting to find out more about them to ensure that we can find them an apprenticeship position that is best suited to their aptitude, personality, and abilities. If your son or daughter successfully passes our interview and testing we will compile and present the information on them to create a “candidate pack”. This is a kind of mini CV that will be sent out to employers who are looking to employ an apprentice. We will also store their details on our database of prospective apprentices.
When an employer contacts Tyne North Training looking for an apprentice we will identify suitable candidates from our database. The packs for these candidates will then be sent out to the employer. The employer will then make the decision as to which candidates they wish to interview. If your son or daughter is selected then Tyne North Training will provide all the information about the interview to ensure that they can arrive prepared and on-time. If your son or daughter is successful at the interview we will manage the communication between them and the employer. If they are not successful then we will collect feedback from the employer to enable them to improve their performance and provide additional support if necessary.
Before they can start on their apprenticeship all apprentices must attend a one-day induction at Tyne North Training. During this, they will learn about their rights and responsibilities as an apprentice and an employee and receive some basic health and safety awareness training.
This is very dependent upon the type of apprenticeship that they are undertaking. Engineering apprenticeships typically start off full-time in college, they will then progress to one day a week in college and four days per week in the employer before finishing working in the employer full time. For Business Administration, the apprentice will be in the workplace full-time from the start.
All apprenticeships will have a workplace mentor who will ensure that they are getting the training and the access to the right variety of work to complete the apprenticeship. They will be visited regularly by a Training Officer from Tyne North Training who will assess their progress and ensure that they are getting access to the support that they require. In addition, there will be email and phone communication between the Training Officer and the apprentice as required between visits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once your son/daughter has applied and we have confirmed their eligibility they will be invited in for testing if they have applied for Engineering or a combined test and interview for Business Administration and Manufacturing. This will be communicated by a letter addressed to them and nearer the date they will also receive a text from our Textmagic system (07860 021262)
If they successfully pass our testing they will be invited in for an interview. Again, this will be communicated by letter and nearer the date, they will also receive a text. After the interview, they will receive a letter informing them of whether they have been successful
If an employer has selected a candidate for an interview, they will inform Tyne North Training and we will contact the candidate by telephone. If you have provided parental contact details and the candidate is under 18 we may contact you if we cannot get in touch with your child. Formal confirmation of the interview and any further information will be sent out via email.
Feedback from the interview and any subsequent communication will normally be via a phone call, followed up with email confirmation.
An apprenticeship is a job with training. They will complete a mixture of academic study, workplace training and will also be fulfilling their job role within their employer.
In the normal running of the apprenticeship, all the communication will take place between the three parties directly involved: the apprentice, the employer and Tyne North Training. Parents would not normally be involved. However, if there are issues with the performance and progression of an apprentice who is under the age of 18 then we would contact the parent.
Unfortunately, no – we will assess their skills and attributes to ensure that they can successfully start an apprenticeship and make sure that this is reflected in their candidate pack. However, the ultimate decision to interview a candidate and offer them an apprenticeship rests with the employer, not Tyne North Training.
No, as an apprenticeship contains training this means your son/daughter is still classed as receiving education, so they don’t have to stay on at school or college. Your son/daughter can start an apprenticeship any time after they have turned 16 and completed their GCSEs
This depends on the type of apprenticeship. Some apprenticeships are delivered 100% in the workplace with no requirement to go elsewhere. However, some may have periods of full-time study in a college (called block release) or involve studying in college one day per week (called day release)
When your son/daughter is an apprentice they are an employee and as a minimum will receive the apprenticeship minimum wage for their age. This includes being paid for any periods when they are in college.
The minimum that the employer must pay your son/daughter is dependent upon their age. Details of the current rates can be found on https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates. Not all apprenticeship employers pay the minimum however and some may pay considerably more
Your son/daughter will be assigned a workplace mentor who will support them in their employment and ensure that they are getting access to the right type of training and exposure to the right range of job tasks to ensure that they can progress through their apprenticeship.
Your son/daughter will also be assigned a Training Officer by Tyne North Training. They will visit them regularly in their employer (and at college if you are studying there) to assess and monitor progress. They will liaise with your son/daughter’s workplace mentor to identify your training requirements and ensure that they are getting the right level of support
As a minimum your son/daughter will receive an apprenticeship certificate which is legal proof that they have completed an apprenticeship in a particular discipline. Depending on the apprenticeship they may also complete various qualifications (such as BTECs, City & Guilds and NVQs) during the course of the apprenticeship. On completion of the apprenticeship they may also be eligible for the membership of a relevant professional body
Your son/daughter will have completed the first step in their career. They will now be ready to progress further through higher level qualifications or on to a higher level of apprenticeship. We have excellent retention rates. The great majority of our apprentices are kept on by their employers at the end of their apprenticeship
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