Our traineeship programme really works, we support young people to get the skills, qualifications and experience they need to secure a sustainable outcome. But this success is only possible thanks to our partnerships with employers offering work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities to help young people change their future.

Read on to find out more about the types of opportunities you can support us with, or if you already know how you’d like to support and want to speak to someone, please contact Trusha Patel on 07720 683997 or email partnership@citygateway.org.uk

/   work experience placements

Central to our Traineeship programme is the work experience placement, offering young people the opportunity to experience the workplace while at the same time giving the employer the opportunity to work alongside young people who could go on to become a pivotal part of their workforce.

Benefits to employers

Offering a work experience placement gives employers the chance to:

  • get to know and work with a young person to see if they’re right for an apprenticeship or job in their business
  • design a programme that suits the needs of the trainee and their business
  • develop current employees’ experience in training and mentoring
  • recruit new talent for their business
  • claim an employer incentive of £1,000 when a work experience placement of over 70 hours has been completed – please click here to find out more

/   hire an apprentice

Now is the perfect time to hire an apprentice to support your business as you could get up to £3,000 per apprentice if you take them on between now and 31 January 2022.

Not only that but if you take on an apprentice who is aged 16-18 you may be able to claim a further £1,000. Click here to find out more about the eligibility for these incentives.

Our Business Administration apprenticeship can fulfil several job roles ranging from Finance Assistants, Admin Assistants and Office Juniors through to Receptionists, Customer Service Assistants and Accounts Administrators.

How it works

  • You will get to interview the young person before they start so you have full control over the placement recruitment process.
  • The young person will be fully supported by their assessor who will monitor their attendance, punctuality, and performance through regular welfare visits.
  • The young person would be attending work four days per week with one day per week set aside for off the job training.
  • The salary can be set by you – it will need to be between £4.30 (the apprenticeship min wage) and £6.56 (National minimum wage for 18-20-year-olds). We encourage above minimum apprenticeship wage for inner London apprentices, and an increase in salary after a year if they continue in employment.
  • You get fresh ideas from a diverse portfolio of young people that can help revitalise your business.

For more information on either of these ways to boost your workforce please contact Trusha Patel on 07720 683997 or email partnership@citygateway.org.uk