Calling all heating and smart meter employers, could your business benefit from an apprentice in 2024?
Logic4training is introducing a new 19+ apprenticeship programme next year and we’re calling for employers interested in taking on an apprentice. With over 20 years’ experience training plumbers, heating engineers and electricians in essential industry qualifications, we are well-placed to support the next generation of building services installers.
Scheduled for launch summer 2024 at our Northolt & Luton centres, the first apprenticeships will be in Gas Engineering and Smart Metering. Offering an affordable way to nurture new talent, Logic4training apprenticeships provide a number of benefits over college-based alternatives, including year-round provision so apprentices can start at a time to suit the employer, and small class sizes to ensure the best possible training experience.
Logic4training will do a block-release model, with in-centre training tailored in terms of time and content (where possible) to the needs of a business. By completing training in chunks (1-2 weeks at a time), on return to the workplace, the apprentice will have useful skills that can be applied straight away.
Mark Krull, Director for Logic4training, said: “We are excited to launch our new apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships offer a great opportunity for both the apprentice and the employer; a mutually beneficial arrangement, which allows businesses to cost-effectively upskill someone to meet their specific needs, while the trainee ‘earns while they learn’. Statistically, an apprentice is far more likely to stay with an employer after training is complete.
“As experienced training providers to existing installers, we understand the demands of working in the trades and have designed our apprenticeships accordingly, providing flexible start times, support with recruitment and options for employers with a number of apprentices, for example. We also offer all the add-on courses required for a future-proof business, such as heat pump training.
Megan Killan, Head of Apprenticeships, added: “Apprenticeships are a tried, tested and affordable model for bringing in new talent. Larger organisations pay into the Apprenticeship Levy, which covers the price of training and smaller businesses pay just 5% towards this cost. Apprentices must be paid a minimum wage, but at the end of the process, you have someone fully qualified and well-versed in the culture of your organisation. We look after all the training element and support both the learner and their employer throughout.
Mark concluded: “Overall, the building services sector is experiencing a massive skills shortage. A recent report suggested we need a 78%* increase in plumbing and heating apprentices to meet demand for low carbon heating upgrades. Hopefully we can encourage employers in Northolt and the surrounding area to contribute to this uplift.”
To find out more and register your interest in Logic4training’s apprenticeships, visit: Nurture New Talent: Logic4training Apprenticeships | Logic4training
Why choose a Logic4training apprenticeship?
Unrivalled experience: We have been training building services engineers for nearly 20 years, covering a wide range of essential qualifications, including Gas ACS, Level 3 electrical qualifications, Smart Metering diplomas and renewable courses.
No term-times: Unlike a college, we are not governed by the academic year, so can start apprenticeships at a time to suit employers.
Complete solution: We will cover all aspects of the apprenticeship in-house, including English and Maths requirements, offering the same levels of educational provision as a college.
Small class sizes: Classroom numbers are kept at a maximum of 8-10 to ensure learners get the best possible training.
Expert trainers: All our trainers are ex-industry; we understand what it takes to run a successful business and this feeds down into the way we deliver our courses.
Recognised qualifications: From industry leading Awarding Organisation, LCL Awards.
Future-proof training: We offer a wide range of upskilling options, including heat pump and commercial gas courses, allowing you to tailor the progression of your apprentice.
Support: Our friendly team will support employers with their part of the apprenticeship bargain to ensure you and your apprentice get the best possible outcome.
Logic4training will be contacting employers who have registered their interest over the coming weeks to find out more about your business and its requirements.