VSS are committed to seeing the learning process right through, and will work closely with businesses to complete an Organisational Needs Analysis (ONA) to build a clear image of the development and training required. The ONA comes at no cost to the business, as this helps VSS to identify the best possible candidates for apprenticeship and also how they can provide the best training for the workplace.
VSS work across a huge variety of sectors and industries, closely monitoring how things change and how the training solutions provided can be developed in order to continually improve.
Taking on an apprentice can bring about many benefits for a business, as it motivates the workforce, and over 80% of people are more likely to engage with a business if it employs apprentices!
VSS makes a promise to businesses which will ensure that they reap huge success from their experience of hiring an apprentice. This promise includes:
The National Apprenticeship Service also provides an incentive grant for employers, which can be up to £1,500, and employers can be eligible for this grant up to 5 times during the lifespan of the incentive.
VSS firmly believe that all learners have something of value to offer, and that everybody should be supported along their career path.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of developing your skills whilst gaining a qualification. They can prepare you for working life in a way that University may not. Each apprenticeship lasts between 12 and 24 months, and employers are required to pay the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage of £3.30 per hour, although VSS encourage their businesses to pay slightly more, and the average pay can come to over £200 per week!
Your apprenticeship with VSS will give you exceptional on-site training and VSS will work hard to ensure that your experience with them is good enough for you to recommend it to a friend! As with their promise to employers, they also make a promise to learners to ensure that they achieve everything they set out to do:
There are currently a wide range of apprenticeships available on the VSS website which cover a range of industries such as, Retail, Sales, Customer Service and Business Administration.
VSS also offer a wide range of free vocational short courses for those over the age of 19 who require additional qualifications to get back into work. These courses cover everything from Construction and Health & Social Care to Maths and English skills, all designed to get you back into work.
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I've really enjoyed the VSS course, Andy is a very good teacher and always available to help in any way.
Sue is really helpful and has given me the confidence to understand and enjoy this course.
Very well explained, easy to as questions to clarify information.
I've worked for the company for several months, they are friendly, supportive and enthusiastic.
Enjoyed experience, my NVQ in customer services. Training providers made whole difference with their support and understanding. I cannot compliment enough (Dave & Sue). Loads of useful information I have...
Free training opportunities in construction (inc CSCS card) and warehousing & storage (inc FLT licence)