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Whether you’re plugging a skills gap in your team, or looking for talent to support your business growth, there has never been a more critical time to invest in digital skills training

UK apprenticeship

Help to Support Local Recovery and take on talented individuals

Intequal provides training through an interactive, online tutor-led model, with 97% of those who study with the provider completing their programme. 92% of Intequal apprentices stay with their employer after completing the programme. Intequal is a Microsoft learning partner (Silver) for the Microsoft Partner Programme.

Why having an IT & digital apprentice will benefit your business?

  • Apprenticeships can provide an ideal solution to allowing you to grow your own talent bringing fresh ideas and adding skills and knowledge to your existing team
  • you can adapt their training, aligning to your business needs
  • they’re motivated to learn new skills
  • lower recruitment costs and assistance with government funding

  • 97% of our apprentices have continued learning on programme throughout covid19 through our existing model of interactive instructor-led online learning group sessions

Our Apprenticeship standards

Choose from any of the eight digital training programmes we offer below
to upskill an existing member of the team or recruit an apprentice into a new digital role.

Level 3 Apprenticeship – This is an advanced level qualification

Level 4 Apprenticeship – This is an higher level qualification

How the roles will benefit your business?

An IT Technician monitors and maintains the computer systems and networks typically within an organisation internally or externally. This can involve them diagnosing, repairing and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure the smooth running of computer systems.

How can an IT Technician boost your business?

They can:

– add extra value to your support team
– provide great internal support
– broaden the skillset in your support teams
– help you reach out into wider areas

A Digital Marketer is responsible for using digital channels such as company websites, blogs, social media, search engine rankings, email marketing, and online display ads to generate sales leads/enquiries and build brand awareness.  The role also involves measuring the success of these activities using all of the analytical tools available with each channel to learn, develop and inform future activities. Depending on the size of the company this role may a single specialist or an individual working as part of a wider marketing team.

In this role, you could be responsible for all aspects of a company’s digital marketing strategy or specialise in one or two aspects such as SEO and PPC again depending on the company size and structure. The role essentially is to increase the brand profile and build trust with relevant audiences with relatable content to engage and drive purchases.

How can a Digital Marketer help to boost your business?

They can:

– help you create brand identity and awareness
– provide fresh ideas
– help to monitor analytics
– creating customer engagement
– set up and manage social media platforms
– focus on increasing traffic to web-based platforms through search engine optimisation (SEO)
– create content for your social media platforms, blogs and web pages

A Software Developer is responsible for monitoring, managing and designing various types of programmes and operating systems. From applications, games, websites and so much more, Software Developers are the people that design these systems so we can use them easily and more efficiently.

The Level 3 Software Development Technician programme is an entry-level qualification where you the learner will be prepped up to learn software language, systems and more. If recruiting a new apprentice, it is great when they join an already existing team.

How can a Software Development Technician boost your business?

They can:

– provide fresh ideas
– connect well with current trends  (keeping the business updated)
– provide great dividends
– help to strengthen your team and company culture
– exploit the training the apprentice receives e.g Agile Software Development
– give you strong foundations making the business more robust through learning methodologies and technologies

In a Technical Sales role, the learner would use your technical knowledge along with sales skills to provide advice and support on a range of products, for which a certain level of expertise is needed. They usually are a key point of contact for clients and provide both pre and after-sales advice using negotiation and closing sales as part of their course.

How can a Technical Sales apprentice boost your business?

They can:

– add to your sales team
– strengthen expertise around the business about core sales, theories and practices
– bring in a fresh look to your business
– help to expand team which can help to expand clients
– broaden the technical expertise within your team to reach new markets
– in the early months, training focuses on elevating their sales qualities

A Network Engineer may work internally as part of an organisation’s IT support team or externally working on developing and maintaining computer networks whilst providing support to colleagues,  clients or suppliers

This apprenticeship is Level 4 which means the learner will have some form of experience already.

How can a Network Engineer boost your business?

They can:

– help you add expertise to your teams’ skill
– help to reach more clients
– They can help to broaden out into new types of work

The Network Engineer will be trained network security, troubleshooting, routing protocols, network devices and more

A Software Developer is responsible for monitoring, managing and designing various types of programmes and operating systems. From applications, games, websites and so much more, Software Developers are the people that design these systems so we can use them easily and more efficiently.

This Level 4 Apprenticeship means that the learner is coming into your business with a level of experience

How can a Software Developer boost your business?

They can:

– have the ability/knowledge to help you expand into different types of development
– add their expertise to your team
– help to reach more clients with gained knowledge

The business can exploit the training the apprentice receives such as  Agile Software Development

A Data Analyst has the ability to pay attention to detail, great organisation likes working with data and the responsibility the role brings. Data Analysts provide insight and analysis through clear visual, written and verbal communication when frequently reporting findings.

How can a Data Analyst boost your business?

They can:
– They can help to take on responsibility and make practical use of large data
– They can help you to achieve greater levels of quality with internal systems

The apprentice will learn software such as Python, R, moving past the use of spreadsheets and work on projects such as big data, trend analysis, working effectively with databases, designing, surveys and more

Software Testers are responsible for the quality of software development. As a tester their duties are to execute automated and manual tests to ensure the software created by developers are fit for purpose.

How can a Software Tester boost your business?

They can:

– help you add expertise to your team
– help you to expand into different types of development
– help to reach more robust testing
– provide you with a modern approach to software developing that can be brought into the business
– They can help to achieve greater levels of quality with internal systems

The business can exploit the training the apprentice receives e.g Agile Software Development
The apprentice will learn advanced testing techniques and automation testing

“It’s clear that skilling, training and apprenticeships are going to be central to a broad and inclusive recovery programme and new job creation. We believe in their value as qualifications which is why, with the support of Intequal, Microsoft has supported more than 20,000 apprenticeships in the UK over the past ten years.” Read more on FE NEWS

Rebecca King

Apprentice Lead, Microsoft

How much does it cost to fund an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship Levy

If your business is paying a wage bill of more than £3 million per year, you are a Levy business and you may be qualified to use remaining tax.

The government introduced the apprenticeship levy to create long term sustainable funding for apprenticeships and to give employers more control to provide their staff with a range of training opportunities.

Non-Levy Business

If your business is paying a wage bill of less than £3 million per year, you are a Non-Levy business and we can give you an example of the funding band.

Explore our funding page which will give you examples of what Non-Levy Businesses will pay and the Government Business Incentive.

 

Our relationship with employers

We feel strongly that building and supporting a good relationship with yourselves and your apprentice is vital. Our aim is to ensure both the apprentice and yourselves as the employer feel fully supported throughout the apprenticeship programme to ensure a successful outcome for all.

Delivering apprenticeship training

We deliver our apprenticeships and training courses through interactive instructor-led online learning work-based sessions via Microsoft Teams.

These act as a virtual classroom conducted within the workplace with a fully qualified trainer. The work-based sessions are supplemented by face-to-face meetings with learners and employers periodically to see how they are getting on with their studies.

We use Intequal to source our apprentices. They have always put forward great candidates, who have turned into long-term employees. The support given to the apprentices is exceptional and the communication with the employer is great too. I would definitely recommend using Intequal to find you some amazing apprentices.

Emma Lynch (Google Review)

Founder & Head of Client Success, BBD Boom

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