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Writtle College, based on a 220 hectare estate in the Essex countryside, provides a specialist apprenticeship scheme that can help businesses grow their organisation. The apprenticeship scheme enables companies to employ people that will bring enthusiasm, productivity and a willingness to excel.

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There are many business benefits to employing an apprentice:

  • Grants – companies can receive government grants of up to £1,500 to invest back into their business.
  • Support – the financial commitment of employing staff can be prohibitive, so a special apprenticeship minimum wage of £2.73 per hour can enable you to grow your business and support a keen apprentice starting or progressing their career.
  • Education – apprenticeships combine working and learning meaning they are continuing to improve their education and gain qualifications whilst working for your business.
  • Development – companies are able to develop and train their apprentices in a way that meets their own business needs.
  • Improvement – the apprenticeship scheme isn’t just aimed at large organisations. It has been proven to greatly benefit small and even micro businesses also.

Assistance

The Writtle apprenticeship team are available for business support purposes to ensure companies are gaining the maximum benefits from the scheme.

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On campus, the College has a wide range of teaching facilities that students have access to as part of their course. This includes two indoor equine arenas, therapy barn, stables and stud facility.

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Writtle College offers apprenticeships in agriculture, animal care (including dog grooming), environmental conservation, equine studies, floristry, horticulture and veterinary nursing.

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For more information, contact our work-based learning team at workbased@writtle.ac.uk or call 01245 424200 ext: 26060. Visit www.writtle.ac.uk/apprenticeships