MITO’S INDUSTRY TRAINING ADVISORS
MITO’s Industry Training Advisors support you and your apprentice throughout the duration of the apprenticeship and you can contact them at any time with questions.
When your employee firsts signs up for an apprenticeship or training programme, your local Industry Training Advisor will visit you to do a ‘Training Capacity Assessment’ of your workplace to ensure your business can support your employee's training programme. The assessment covers areas such as:
- The equipment and range of work you have available
- The qualifications and experience of the people at your business
- Your commitment to supporting your employee achieve their qualification
Once this is complete, they will explain the training process to you and your employee. Your Industry Training Advisor will then visit you at least four times a year to:
- Develop and update personalised training plans
- Provide you with up-to-date reports on your employee’s training activity
- Set goals with you and your employee to help them achieve their qualification.
HOW IS THE TRAINING CARRIED OUT?
Along with your MITO Industry Training Advisor, you will be the main support for your employee during their apprenticeship. Training will be mostly facilitated in your workplace and you will teach them the necessary skills of the job, oversee their learning and set the standard for their training.
Your employee will be provided with a folder of training materials. This will provide a step by step approach on everything they will need to achieve their qualification.
Depending on the programme your employee is enrolled in, theory work is completed either by correspondence or online via eLearning. If completed by correspondence, MITO links your employee with a training provider who sends them home-study assignments which they complete and return for marking. They can also contact their training provider tutor for additional help. If your employee is enrolled in a programme that incorporates eLearning, they will have access to online learning resources, including videos, interactive simulations and online theory assessments, at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer. Real-time results and progress reports will also be available through MITO’s online Portal to both you and your employee.
OTHER WAYS MITO CAN HELP
With the Government's fees-free policy, your employee may be eligible for up to two years' of fees-free industry training. However, there are eligibility criteria for both employee and the apprenticeship or training programme they are enrolling into.
There are numerous advantages to taking on an apprentice. Not only will you be giving back to your industry by increasing the skill level of the overall workforce, you’ll also be bringing new skills to your workplace while keeping up to date with the latest industry developments. So where do you start?
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