CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Apprenticeships open morning – Monday 6 February – 10 till 1 – Croydon Clocktower

Join us to celebrate National Apprenticeships week 2023 and find out how you can benefit from an apprenticeship or, if you run a business, the many advantages of employing apprentices. 

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2023 is the 16th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships. The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

I started my apprenticeship program at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 which was a bit daunting but throughout, the support from CALAT and my tutors, was fantastic!

What apprenticeships do CALAT offer?

  • Customer service Level 2
  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
  • Teaching assistant level 3
  • Early Years teaching assistant level 3
  • Public Service Delivery Operative level 3
  • Care level 2 and level 3.

Why should I become an apprentice?

As an apprentice you get hands-on training and the opportunity to put your skills into practice whilst performing the role in real time plus, your employer gets to watch you grow and develop as you become an integral and valuable part of the organisation.

Traditionally apprenticeships are associated with trades like carpentry or construction but, as you can see from the list of available opportunities above, they are available across a range of industry sectors. 

Becoming an apprentice is a great way to get ahead!

I’m an employer, why should I hire an apprentice?

If you are a smaller employer, you are eligible for government funding which will pay between 95% and 100% of the apprentice training costs. If you are a large employer, you can use your levy to pay for your apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeships are suitable for people at any level so you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee, allowing you to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. They help you to:

  • Offer on-the-job training in a safe working environment
  • Build a culture of learning and development
  • Enjoy higher staff retention and morale
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace

By offering an apprenticeship you can ensure that the skills developed are matched to your company’s current and future needs. This will help fill any skills gaps and allow your business to source future managers and leaders from within, so you don’t have to worry.

Further information:

For more information, come along on to our open morning at  Croydon Clocktower on Monday 6 February between 10 and 1pm and chat to our friendly staff or email:

For Business: judy.lewis@croydon.gov.uk

For Health and Social Care, Wider Schools Workforce:  daryl.portchmouth@croydon.gov.uk