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Employer responsibilities

The employer will work with the training provider to support the apprentice in the workplace and provide the opportunity for the apprentice to apply their knowledge, skills and behaviours on the job.

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for employers to grow their own talent. The employer provides an apprentice with real-life work experience and the support of a structured learning framework delivered by the training provider.

At Enrolment

Ensure the apprentices have a role that provides the opportunity to develop the Knowledge, Skills & Behaviour.

Adhere to the legal requirement of an apprenticeship agreement with the apprentice.

Liaise with the training provider. See here for Aspire partner providers.

On Programme

Ensure the apprentice undertakes real, productive work to be able to meet the standard.

Allow the apprentice to attend external off-the-job training and assessments.

Take part in regular reviews, support and feedback with the apprentice and training provider.

Agree a proposed Gateway date with the training provider.

At Gateway

Attend a Gateway meeting with the apprentice and training provider.

Discuss occupational competence and readiness for End Point Assessment.

Ensure all the Gateway evidence has been completed, signed and submitted.

During EPA

Leading up to EPA, check that the apprentice feels prepared.

Check the apprentice has received details of when and where their assessment will take place.

Check that the apprentice has met their agreed deadline dates for any submissions.