Apprenticeships in an academy trust. What employers, training providers and schools need to know

Promoting apprenticeships in school is no longer solely about inspiring students as to the wide range of opportunities that apprenticeships can offer. There is a growing movement of schools across England who are now boosting their own training and development budgets with apprenticeship funding and accessing an exciting range of programmes for both their teaching and support staff.  

Meet Plymouth Cast – an academy trust who have upskilled and grown their workforce across 35 academic establishments with little to no CPD budgetsimply great agility and creativity! 

Anna Morrison chats with the team at the Trust to discuss exactly how they created and implemented their strategy, and what schools, training providers and employers alike can learn from their approach. 

It’s all about relationships, collaboration, a core offering and ensuring staff see, and understand, the opportunities…  apprenticeships are not just for young people or new employees. They are for ongoing career development.” Diana Taylor, staff development officer, Plymouth CAST. 

Starting with NVQ level 4 coaching opportunities for support staff and extending right through to Masters for leadership teams, the Trust prove that, with apprenticeships, anything is possible! 

Download the full article now and explore just how amazing apprentices really can be. 

We also have an opportunity to hear directly from Diana Taylor, Plymouth CAST for further insight into their experience and a live Q&A during National Apprenticeship Week 2021. Apprenticeships for the School Workforce, hosted by the Amazing Apprenticeships team on Tuesday 9th February at 4pm, will welcome Taylor alongside Kevin Gilmartin, ASCL, and Bertie Hutchins, Department for Education, to explore the benefits of engaging with apprenticeships as a workforce development tool, how funding can be used and to offer further information and guidance. Register for your place. 

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