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When it comes to your business, we want you to succeed and will support what you are building for the future.
When you choose to employ an apprentice with us you are investing in your company and giving someone the opportunity to learn, train and develop with you, for you. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals by supporting and guiding you and your chosen apprentice on this rewarding journey.
With over twenty years’ experience in training, we know the power of vocational training and how valuable it is. Our training programmes are all based at your place of work, with no day release, no time lost and a commitment to ensuring that your apprentice develops the practical skills needed to work for you and thrive in the industry.
“Haddon Training has proved very beneficial for our workplace; being a busy animal rescue centre the work-based approach has been perfect. The staff have been wonderfully supported by the team at Haddon Training and have all achieved well. We would highly recommend them.”
– Michael Lawlor, Greenacres Rescue –
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Key Requirements and Resources
Below lists some key requirements and helpful resources to support employers. A full list of our policies can be found here.
- Our Recruitment Process
Haddon Training offers a FREE recruitment service and there’s no finder’s fee for placing an apprentice. We advertise on different platforms and can reach up to 300,000 eager people looking for apprenticeships. We carefully match our applicants to your requirements and pre-screen them to check they are eligible and suit the specifications of the job role.
A member of our team will work with you to ascertain what kind of apprentice you are looking for and how they will fit in to your business. They will also discuss with you the expectations and requirements that all our employers will need to commit to.
Once everything is confirmed we will then advertise the apprenticeship vacancy for you free of charge on our advertising channels.
Applicants will then apply and our expert team will call each one to assess their suitability. If we feel they have the appropriate experience for the position, we’ll then give the candidate your details to arrange an interview.
Once you have chosen your apprentice, we will organise an enrolment with one of our qualified Trainer Coaches, who will come out and sign the learner up to the relevant programme.
Our vocationally experienced Trainer Coaches have a vast wealth of experience from working in the industry. They are experts in their field and know how to help apprentices achieve in supporting your business.
For all our apprentices, a designated Trainer Coach will visit the learner on-site every 4-6 weeks to coach, support and mentor them throughout the programme. They will also want to meet you regularly to discuss the apprentice’s progress, help develop them in areas where their skills may need improving, and ensure that everything is on track.
- Safeguarding and Welfare
We are committed to providing a secure environment for all learners and staff. All our staff recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for learners or not. Haddon Training aims to create a culture of vigilance.
We abide by all safeguarding legislation and have a Safeguarding Officer available at all times.
You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07795 841932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on our safeguarding policy and other policies please click here.
Safeguarding and Welfare: Learners Living On-Site
Where an employer offers the provision of accommodation for ‘Young People’ working as apprentices, there is a need to be aware of the raft of legislation that covers Employment, Safeguarding and Accommodation.
Employers need to make sure they know about their legal responsibilities and how to comply with them and to ensure they are doing so. Legal advice should be sought on this issue (BHS members have free telephone access to a Business Support Helpline).
For apprentices under 18, or under 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, that will be sharing accommodation facilities with adults (people aged 18 years old or over), you also need to be aware of the need for DBS checks (a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service) to be carried out on the other occupants within the accommodation before they begin to live on-site. Apprentices that are under 18 or under 25 with an EHC plan should always have their own bedroom with a door lock.
Haddon Training can assist you with the DBS process – please just contact our team to discuss further. For further information on our policy relating to this please click here.
Where there are charges for accommodation the government provides advice and guidance on this legislation. Please click here for the government website.
- Health and Safety
All employers are required to comply with certain regulatory and quality standards. When you wish to take on an apprentice with us, we provide a checklist that identifies the mandatory and advisory standards that employers are required to meet.
It is your responsibility to comply with all legal and regulatory standards when employing staff and to ensure they are all working in a safe and healthy environment.
Haddon Training take these standards seriously and will take steps to satisfy ourselves that you meet these requirements before agreeing to a trainee or apprentice. For further information, please visit the Welsh government website and for further advice and guidance please also refer to the Useful Links section below.
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
The mental health and wellbeing of our learners is paramount, and we encourage them to always talk to you, their parents or Trainer Coach if they are struggling. No-one should ever have to feel alone.
Below you will find a number of resources that may also be of use.
The NHS offer an array of tools and self-care videos for young people, with handy tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of themselves on social media. Please click here for the Welsh NHS mental health page.
MIND have set up a ‘Get help now’ function, which includes crisis coping tools and an Infoline and Legal line.
YoungMinds have fantastic advice on mental health support covering feelings of anxiety, stress, eating disorders and the impact of Coronavirus.
Riders Minds is a freely available, online, bespoke resource, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders.
Grooms Minds is run by the British Grooms Association and is an online resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of its members.
Racing Welfare provide a 24 hour support line which can be reached via their website.
BullyingUK offer training and direction on what to do when you experience bullying, including a confidential helpline and Welsh language helpline.
Make it count – This guide is for parents and carers to help children understand, protect and sustain their mental health.
We also offer a 24-hour Safeguarding helpline for all Haddon Training learners.
If you are looking for support and guidance for addictions there is also some fantastic support networks available:
Drinkaware – A great website to help you understand what triggers you to drink and arming you with strategies to help overcome excuses and reduce your drinking.
Drug Addiction – With the right help and support, it’s possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.
Gambling – If you feel you have a problem with gambling and you’d like to stop, support and treatment is available.
- Useful Links
For guidance on funding, eligibility and the legal requirements on hiring a trainee or apprentice:
ACAS – ACAS gives employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They will also offer training and help to resolve disputes.
Amazing apprenticeships have launched a new traineeship section on their website, containing a collection of free resources designed to provide you with more information on the benefits of a traineeship.
For help and support specifically designed for Equestrian Employers:
If you are looking to take on a trainee or hire an apprentice and need to understand more, contact our friendly team today, we are always happy to help.