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Apprenticeships are work-based training
Programmes, designed with channelcentral,
which combine on and off the job learning
and development activities.
They are used to develop employees who are in new job roles
including higher level roles. channelcentral is pleased to be able to
offer an Apprenticeship Programme and has had several staff join
as school leavers from age 16 onwards.
Apprenticeship Programmes are operated in collaboration with the government, training providers and
employers and they offer a blend of classroom training and workplace experience under an Apprenticeship
Agreement. channelcentral works with the training provider to select and build the workplace modules to
meet both the needs of the business and the academic/development demands of the formal Programme.
Some modules are compulsory and some are discretionary or selected to meet a point level. Throughout
the Programme Apprentices are coached and mentored by an external assessor to build toward a
What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship Programme?
Apprentice has structured training and work experience that adds to their employability
channelcentral has the opportunity to train young people to do specific tasks and grow within
Apprenticeships offer a more vocationally focused route for 16+ young workers than A levels or
Uni/college, ideally suited to people who are less interested in academia
Early productivity is common, a young person with the right attitude learns very quickly
Why consider an Apprenticeship Programme with channelcentral?
There is availability for at least one apprentice per year and the business would hope to
offer successful apprentices a full time post
Our apprentices are paid more than the national apprentice minimum
channelcentral is a growing company working with some of the most valuable brands in over 60
Our teams are developing industry leading solutions such as Configure/ Price/ Quote Software
channelcentral has now been offering the Apprenticeship Programme for 4 years. We have had much
success with the Programme and have been able to offer full time posts. David Clapp, a Product
Manager for channelcentral has been through the Programme and has shared his thoughts:
through being able
to learn whilst on
“I went into Connexions in 2011 and was presented with a list of
apprenticeships. I chose the channelcentral one as it was the role I
was most interested in. I had learnt very quickly that employers look
for experience when hiring, which is a problem when looking for your
first full-time job. The Programme was the perfect way to gain this experience as well as learn new skills."
During the Apprenticeship I was given work to complete via an online
portal and this was marked by an assessor. The assessor would come and visit me at channelcentral every 4 weeks, and put together a plan to be completed by their next visit. I
would also have a health and safety review every 3 months. The Apprenticeship Programme has benefitted
me through being able to learn whilst on the job and gain the experience I need. I had more on my CV after
I had completed the course which helps for future job searching. I learnt how to work in an office environment and apply new skills to the job I was doing.
I had a review once my Apprenticeship was completed and I was then offered a full-time job at channelcentral.
I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship Programme, it has been a big benefit to me personally.”
David is now enjoying a career in Product Management at channelcentral and has recently had a new
Apprentice join his team. Louis Robson has been telling us, as someone who is new to the Programme,
why it appealed to him:
"I would definitely recommend this Programme to others"
"I heard about the channelcentral opportunity from a recruiting
agent named 3aaa, who are based in Chelmsford and I was
interested in doing the Programme as it offered me new skills. After completing the Programme I will have learnt new skills
relating to Product Management and gained knowledge in
channelcentral Services such as iQuote and the products within
it like Workstations, Laptops and Thin Clients. I would definitely recommend others to do this Programme - this is a very committed and determined company with
a desire to succeed."
Louis Robson channelcentral apprentice
channelcentral is now looking forward to supporting Louis through the rest of his Apprenticeship
Programme with us and welcoming more into the business in the future. For more information on
careers at channelcentral visit our Careers page.