Have you heard about Flexi-Job apprenticeships? They have been designed to ensure that those sectors and occupations where short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models are the norm can access the benefits of apprenticeships.
They are available to employers and apprentices in two ways:
- With the involvement of a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency: where an agency employs the apprentice directly for the duration of their apprenticeship but arranges placements for the apprentice with host businesses.
- Without the involvement of an agency: where the apprentice is able to secure multiple short employment contracts directly with businesses that support the requirements of the apprenticeship. Supported by their training provider, the apprentice takes their learning and progress with them as they move between employment contracts (perhaps with a gap between each) and change employers. This model is often described as a Portable Flexi-Job Apprenticeship.
The Register of Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies launched in February 2022. Applications to the register will open on 1st September 2022.
Click here for guidance on how to apply.
You can also access a full list of the agencies on the Register of Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies.