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Get paid whilst you train with an apprenticeship in a range of vocations, or prepare for an apprenticeship with a traineeship. The STC Group offers excellent support from first class training facilities to careers advice and beyond. Apprenticeships & Traineeships are available in:
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An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals 16+ to earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. To complete the apprenticeship learning the apprentice completes an end point assessment at the end of the program. 

Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement for an English apprenticeship. It is training which is received by the apprentice, during the apprentice’s normal working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the approved apprenticeship referenced in the apprenticeship agreement. By normal working hours we mean paid hours excluding overtime. It is not on-the-job training which is training received by the apprentice for the sole purpose of enabling the apprentice to perform the work for which they have been employed. By this we mean training that does not specifically link to the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship.

The apprentice must have a normal working contract with the employer for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term success. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. As the economy recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, apprenticeships will be more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people, and develop the skills they need to respond to conditions and grow – both now and in the long-term.

In order to support employers to recruit through a traineeship or apprenticeship there are a number of Government cash incentives currently available that are highlghted in our benefits of hiring an apprentice section.

Traineeships provide young people with a chance to succeed, offering a placement that will give them substantial and meaningful workplace experience and gives employers the opportunity to shape a talented, potential employee. The main benefit of enrolling with The STC Group who delliver new traineeship cohorts every 6 weeks is our proven track record of engagement with employers and the mentoring and preperation you will recieve before your interviews. This support is unrivalled in the training sector, giving you every chance to succeed

The STC Group are currently enrolling for our 16-24 year old, 9-12 week Business Professional traineeships and our 19-24 year old, 9 week Construction traineeships delivered at our Romford and Harold Wood centres. We currently run open day presentations at our Romford centre every week. The traineeship is ideal for school and college leavers looking to start careers as well as unemployed young people looking for a change of direction.

Our business professional traineeship gives you the skills needed to work in a variety of office based sectors that include accounting, business administration, recruitment and customer service, whilst our construction traineeship gives you new trade skills and the ability to gain a CSCS card giving you an enhanced opportunity to gain employment in the construction sector. Following the initial 6 weeks training with us you will embark on a 3-6 work placement that will result in an interview for an apprenticeship or job. The traineeship will give you more interview opportunities then applying directly yourself.

As a trainee, you will:

• Gain work experience in a supportive environment through interviews organised by our employer engagement team

• Learn sector focused skills that are needed inthe workplace

• Improve your English, maths and digital skillswhere required

• Help to increase your confidence and self-esteem around employment

• Gain a greater understanding of what employers are looking for

• Receive help to build your CV and interview skills.

You could be suitable for our Traineeship if you are:

Eligible to work in England, not currently in employment

Have little or no work experience but motivated to work

Aged 16 – 24 and qualified up to, and including, Level 3 (A Levels or equivalent).

Why choose The STC Group?

The STC Group currently deliver apprenticeship qualifications from L2 and L5 in the following sectors:

Business Administration

Customer Service






Personal Training

Health & Social Care

What levels are there?

All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training, leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice`s ability and competence in their job role. Qualifications start at L2 with a duration of 12 months and upwards.

Name Level Equivalent educational level

Intermediate 2 - 5 GCSE passes at grade A*– C or 9 – 4

Advanced 3 - 2 A level passes/Level 3 Diploma/

Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 - Foundation degree and above / Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The national minimum wage (NMW) for apprentices is £4.15 per hour rising to £4.30 from April 2021. The apprentice NMW applies to apprentices aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Apprentices aged 25 and over, and not in the first year of their apprenticeship, will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

Download our guide to off-the-job training below.

Off The Job Guide

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Whether you want a fast trade trade course or an accredited Government funded course, we have the perfect course for you.

We can help you build your future with wide ranging support so your career starts here.

  • State of the art facilities
  • Wider skills development
  • Proven results
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Quality training
  • Award winning
  • Professional tutors
  • Careers advice
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