Apprentice Share, sponsored by Willmott Dixon, is the Shared Apprenticeship Programme managed by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It was first introduced as a flexible solution for construction contractors to hire apprentices without having to commit to employing them for the entirety of the apprenticeship training.
This model allows apprentices to complete their full apprenticeship programme, working with a number of different employers, to gain the skills they require to become qualified.
As the apprentice is legally employed by us, there’s less risk and pressure on companies whose work is predominantly project based. Apprentices, therefore, continue in employment even when the subcontractor leaves the project and they are simply placed with another appropriate company to continue their qualification.
By adopting Apprentice Share, all parties benefit. Clients are able to set realistic social value targets, contractors are able to meet their social value requirements and apprentices have the confidence they will not be displaced from their apprenticeship.
Initially, we focused on the construction and engineering sectors, but the model can fit any sector. In addition to this, any company who takes on an apprentice through this scheme will be awarded with a GM Social Added Value Award as recognition for supporting the social economy.
- Free support with Apprenticeship Recruitment
- Flexible model
- Minimum 12-week placement
- The apprentice is hired by the Chamber so the employment risk is minimised
- Counts towards Corporate Social Responsibility
- GM Social Added Value Award
If you are an employer wishing to find out more, please contact the Apprentice Share team on 0161 393 4321, or email ApprenticeShare@gmchamber.co.uk
If you are a potential apprentice looking for an opportunity, please see the current vacancies or email your CV to ApprenticeShare@gmchamber.co.uk.
Special Thanks to Willmott Dixon for sponsoring this model.