Employer Journey

Here you can see the journey you will travel on during your time as an apprentice, from initial contact to the final evaluation:


Journey  What it Means
STEP 1: Initial Contact and appointment made  A dedicated Business Development Officer (BDO) will respond to your enquiry and arrange an initial appointment at a convenient time.
STEP 2: Organisational Needs Analysis (ONA) completed and discussed  The BDO will collate accurate information to help current training and identify future training needs that are specific to the employer.
STEP 3: Training Objectives + Plan (TP+O) Established  The BDO will develop Training Objective + Plan (TO+P) will be developed from the information collated in the ONA and discussed with the employer.
STEP 4: Health & Safety (H&S) completed & TO+P agreed  Prior to training commencing, a mandatory H&S visit will be completed and TO+P agreed.
STEP 5: Start of Training Plan  A dedicated Assessor will visit the learners to complete sign-up paperwork and develop an Assessment Plan.
STEP 6: Review of TO+P  The BDO will meet with the employer to review progression against TO+P.
STEP 7: TO+P Achieved  The Assessor will present the learners with their certificate.
STEP 8: Evaluation and further training discussed  The BDO will meet with the employer to evaluate the success against TO+P and complete a new ONA.

Our apprenticeships cover the following sectors


Want to get paid to earn a degree-level qualification? You can at Mid Cheshire College thanks to our new Higher Apprenticeship courses.

You’ll work towards a nationally recognised qualification demonstrating your understanding and expertise in your chosen industry. You’ll combine assessment work with vital real-life experience, putting your knowledge into action at work.

You’ll follow a bespoke learning plan, created collaboratively by your employer and Mid Cheshire College, and designed to give you the most relevant teaching and training for your chosen industry.

You’ll complete the apprenticeship with a National Vocational Qualification (QCF) equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a portfolio of completed work, a Technical Certificate, and proven on-the-job experience.

Entry requirements for Higher Apprenticeships are flexible, as apprentices will come from a range of education and employment backgrounds. If you’d like to discuss Higher Apprenticeships, get in touch with one of our advisors.

Want to find out more about gaining a professional qualification while you work? Get in touch now to discuss the right apprenticeship opportunity for you.

Carole Timperley
Director of Business Development and Partnerships
01606 720677
Darryl Jones
Business Development Manager
01606 720548
June Tully
Head of Employer Services
01606 720615
Jo Talbot
Head of Employer Services
01606 720527