Parents and Advisors

For young people moving from school or college into work for the first time, there are lots of options and also lots of uncertainties. An Agilisys Arch apprenticeship role could be a great option for a young person who has the right attitude and aptitude. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions that parents and advisors of potential Agilisys Arch apprentices often have:

Why should a young person apply to work for Agilisys?

Agilisys is a strong company. We have been around for 14 years and have a number of long term contracts with prestigious organisations such as Citizens Advice and Hammersmith & Fulham Council and are growing steadily, even through the recession. We employ 2,000 people so there are lots of opportunities for progression and development. We have good experience of employing apprentices and we know how to get the best out of young people. We are a great place for a young person to start their career.

How can I know this is a high quality programme?

Most importantly, we have been endorsed and approved by the National Apprenticeship Service. In addition all our trainers and assessors have the requisite qualifications and the materials we deliver have all been approved by the Awarding Bodies (such as City & Guilds and Edexcel).Endorsed and approved by the National Apprenticeship Service. Qualifications & Materials approved by City & Guilds and Edexcel.

Is Agilisys a safe working environment?

Yes. Not only do we have rigorous quality and health and safety procedures, all staff members involved in the training will have been CRB checked. All training is externally verified by the relevant Awarding Body and Agilisys will be inspected by Ofsted exactly the same as if we were an independent Training Provider. We also have dedicated Safeguarding Officer and confidential hotline, should your child need to confide any personal issues.

How many apprentices start at any one time?

This varies depending on the Apprenticeship being undertaken, the location of the job role and the needs of the business at any one time, but typically no more than 15-20 people begin their apprenticeship at any one time.

Where are apprenticeship jobs available?

Agilisys has offices across the UK, but we anticipate the majority of apprentices will work in London, Somerset and Northern England in places like Manchester, St Helens and Rochdale.  The digital communications and web development apprenticeship roles we are recruiting for in July 2012 are in Hammersmith.

Does an apprentice have to pay to complete their Apprenticeship?

No. The government fully or partly funds the training costs and Agilisys pays everything else including the course materials, salary and associated costs.

What qualifications does an Agilisys Arch apprentice study?

The diplomas that make up the Apprenticeship frameworks are the equivalent of 2 A Levels. In addition and depending upon which Apprenticeship your child will embark on, it may be that they gain professional industry recognised qualifications such as CompTIA A+ or the CIW Web Foundations Series.