In agreeing to employ an apprentice, you'll be required to:
- Employ the apprentice subject to your usual terms and conditions of employment
- Comply with the working time directive
- Carry out an initial induction to the workplace with the apprentice
- Work with Seevic College to ensure that the apprentice is able to put their learning into practice and develop their skills
- Be responsible for paying the apprentice a wage or salary and treating them as you would any other employee
- Provide the apprentice with time to learn and study by allowing them to attend training and supervising their practice
- Secure the mandatory industry and legal requirements for employees such as DBS checks
- Fully support your apprentice by participating in reviews every 10-12 weeks throughout the duration of their programme
Health and Safety Requirements
It is the responsibility of the employer to comply with all health and safety processes. All employers are required to inform Seevic College (either by telephone or email) of any accidental or non-accidental occurrences arising and resulting in serious injury to the Apprentice.
Before the apprentice begins their training, a college representative will undertake a health and safety assessment of the workplace.
Employer and Public Liability Insurance
All employers must ensure that all apprentices are covered by the company's employer and public liability insurance policies.
We provide each of our employers with a Seevic College ‘Safeguarding Guide’. This informs employers of the procedure should an apprentice disclose sensitive or personal information or make an allegation about a colleague or manager within a business.
Equality and Diversity
Seevic College celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities in every aspect of our business.
The College will therefore not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the grounds of skin colour, race, national origin, gender, sexuality, marital status, religion, age, social background and special needs including disability. We therefore ask all employers to comply with our expectations and standards.
Terms and Conditions of Employment
It is a legal obligation to ensure that all employed staff have a contract of employment.
All apprentices accrue annual leave entitlement from the first day of their employment, including Bank Holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
The minimum holiday entitlement is between five to six weeks paid holiday per year (28 days for full time staff). An employer can include Bank Holidays as part of statutory annual leave.
Grievance and Disciplinary
An apprentice is subject to the same terms and conditions of employment as other employees and therefore the above policies and procedures apply.
In the event of a grievance or disciplinary procedure, Seevic College will only act in an advisory capacity in terms of learning and training.
Termination and Notice
A notice period of one week must be provided for employees with continuous employment of more than one month but less than two years (unless a contract specifies longer).
If you wish to raise a complaint in the first instance please raise the matter directly with the Assessor or Lead Training Coordinator who will try to resolve the matter promptly.
Alternatively, if the complaint requires escalation, please contact the Director of Commercial Development directly. Contact details for relevant individuals can be found on the back cover of this document.
All complaints will be acknowledged within seven working days. Seevic College strives to continually improve its service delivery and we appreciate any feedback that will help us to meet this objective.
Further information about your duties as an employer including guidance on terms and conditions of employment, annual leave entitlement and notice periods are available at: