A COVENTRY based training provider has launched its own apprenticeship scheme ahead of National Apprenticeship Week in March.
Run by PET-Xi, the apprenticeship scheme will deliver the course and accreditation for a Level Two and Level Three Certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools.
The 12-month apprenticeships are being offered in the coming months to people aged from 16 to 24.
Under the latest government proposals, schools with 250 or more employees will have a duty to take on apprentices – in addition to the three million delivered apprenticeships delivered by the government by 2020.
The scheme will enable schools to put an existing teaching assistant onto the scheme or offer an apprenticeship to a Year 11 pupil.
Fleur Sexton, PET-Xi’s joint managing director, said: “I have a heart-felt belief in the value of traineeships and apprentices.
“Both are absolutely vital in helping employers develop and raise standards, while providing young people with worthwhile opportunities to gain skills, experience, and build a future.
“The lifetime benefits for those who complete apprenticeships at Levels Two and Three are very significant.
“Higher apprentices could earn £150,000 more on average over their lifetime compared to those with Level Three vocational qualifications.
“We are pleased to be doing our bit and to support schools as they begin to get involved as well.”
Visit www.pet-xi.co.uk for further information about the apprenticeship scheme and National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from Monday (March 14) until Friday (March 18).