Helping businesses like yours develop a well-qualified and motivated workforce
Barking & Dagenham College is one of London's leading providers of Apprenticeship training, trusted by hundreds of employers every year who commission us to deliver an all-round service from recruitment to training and helping you make the most of the funding avaible.
What is an Apprenticeship and how does it work?
An apprentice is anyone age 16 or over, and there is no upper age limit.
As an employer you may choose to recruit an apprentice, or you may prefer to train an existing member of your team via an Apprenticeship.
Apprentices usually work with you for part of the week, and study at college. Typically an apprentice will train on the job for four days a week and attend college one day a week.
The time it takes to complete an Apprenticeship varies according to the career your apprentice is following.
Choose the training level to suit your business
You can choose to train your apprentice at one of three levels, depending on their role in your organisation. Remember, there is no age limit to being an apprentice and you can offer Apprenticeship training to a current employee.
Intermediate: your apprentice studies at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs grade A*- C)
Advanced: your apprentice studies at Level 3 (A Level equivalent)
Higher: your apprentice studies at Level 4 or above (degree level equivalent)
Did you know?
Trusted apprenticeship partners
Each year, over 300 employer clients trust us to train their apprentices. That's over 850 apprentices annually and it means we are one of London's leading providers of Apprenticeship training.
It means you are in the right place, and in good hands.
Hear from our clients
Debbie O’Connor,Operatives Manager at Alliance Facilities Ltd, said
“Our apprentice learns the latest theory and techniques at Barking & Dagenham College and passes these on to our workforce.
"It’s great because we all benefit and that’s got to be good for business.”
From Advanced Apprenticeships in HR at Level 5 for the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, to training the next generation of bakers for Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, our client list is diverse.
Use the video link below to hear from client Sandwood Design & Build Ltd.
Are you Levy ready?
Book now for our Free Levy workshops
If you missed our May workshops, we have announced new dates. It's your opportunity to find out all about the Levy and how it will affect your business.
Choose the date to suit you and follow the links to book online. All workshops are held at our main Rush Green campus, Dagenham Road, Romford RM7 0XU with free parking on site.
Quick link to the Government's published guidance for employers.
For more information on the Levy please contact Rob Brooks and his team on 020 3667 0333.
An employer's guide to apprenticeships 2016 from LondonLovesBusiness. Click the image to open the PDF.
Could your business qualify for Apprenticeship Grants worth up to £7,500?
This Grant supports businesses to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the Apprenticeship programme. Grants are worth £1,500 each and you can received up to a maximum of five.