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Let’s build your marketing dream team with marketing apprenticeships

A happy team of marketers and researchers.

A little background

Organisations across the nation have been utilising apprenticeships for years. Why should your business be any different? Marketing apprenticeships are an excellent way of building out your marketing & research teams. They are a cost-effective and flexible way of filling skills gaps, alleviating workload, and bringing fresh ideas into your organisation. Plus, they give you a competitive each!

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Someone struggling with the amount of work and lack of time.

Is your team struggling with

  • Strenuous workload;
  • Time management;
  • Covering recruitment costs;
  • Attracting the right talent;
  • Bridging current skills gaps;
  • Preparing for the future;
  • Fresh perspectives and ideas.

Apprenticeships could solve your problems

  • There are no recruitment fees;
  • Free up valuable time and capacity from other team members;
  • They inject fresh creativity into your business;
  • Apprentices are blank canvases and quick to adapt;
  • Apprenticeships have high retention rates;
  • Train and develop them in the areas you actually need;
  • They are a future-proof, long-term investment.
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An employer wondering how apprenticeships work.

How do apprenticeships work?

Don’t worry, they are really straightforward. They are just like hiring a regular employee but with a Training Provider as an intermediary. You go through the same process of interviewing and hiring the candidate with the added benefit of the process costing you nothing. Then, we onboard your learner onto a programme and support you and your apprentice throughout the duration. It’s like having another manager to share the workload with.

Courses we offer

Multi-Channel Marketer

An entry-level course ideal for those with little to no experience. It lasts for between 13-15 months. It covers all of the foundations of traditional and digital marketing and comes with a free embedded level 3 CIM.

Marketing Executive

An intermediate-level course which is ideal for those with 6-12 months experience. It lasts for between 13-18 months and builds upon the foundations of traditional and digital marketing and comes with a free embedded level 4 CIM.

Market Research Executive

An intermediate-level course which is ideal for those specifically looking to enter the field of market research. It lasts for between 13-18 months and covers all of the elements that you’d expect a junior market research executive to be involved in.

How does funding work?

Our apprenticeships range from £6,000 – £11,000. However, don’t panic, here’s the exciting part;  there are different ways of funding apprenticeships depending on your organisation. You can explore two primary routes for funding: Co-Investment (Smaller businesses) and Levy Contributions (Larger businesses).

Smaller companies

If your organisation has an annual wage bill of less than £3mil you’ll be entitled to an eye-watering 95% discount on the total price of the apprenticeship. That is correct, 95%! This is because the UK government will actually pay 95% of the total cost of apprenticeships if you’re classed as a smaller organisation. This scheme is called Co-Investment. Ultimately, this means that you’ll only required to pay the small price of between £300 – £550 for our courses. That’s less than the cost of a recruiter alone!

What’s even better is if you have less than 50 staff in your organisation the UK Government will pay 100% of the costs for apprenticeships!

Larger companies

If your organisation boasts an annual wage bill exceeding £3 million, legal obligations come into play, meaning you have to pay Levy Contributions. This entails setting aside 0.5% of this sum into a designated fund, which is utilised for financing training and development initiatives within your business, including the hiring and training of apprentices.

Crucially, it’s worth noting that failing to utilise these funds within 24 months results in their forfeiture. Astonishingly, thousands of businesses forfeit these funds every year.

But wait, there’s more!

Most apprentices that are enrolled on our programmes will automatically be enrolled on a level 3 or 4 CIM free of charge! This means that not only will your learners receive top-notch training and support from us, but they will also have access to valuable CIM materials and will be able to bring all of this back into your organisation. This is programme-specific, so make sure to find out which courses offer this.

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The Marketing Trainer prospectus

Download our employer prospectus

Why not download our prospectus and read through all of this at your leisure? It contains all of the information about our courses, CIM accreditations, funding, and much more.

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    Alleviate the stress, free up time and workload, and let’s get you an apprentice

    Simply fill in the form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss how hiring a marketing apprentice could change the future of your business.

    Email us on: info@themarketingtrainer.co.uk

    Call us on: 03301 338666

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