How Trackers can help your business
Trackers is an apprenticeship programme that supports local businesses and motivated Islanders by providing industry-specific training and professional mentoring.
It can help your business in several ways:
Mentors for apprentices
All apprentices are allocated a Trackers mentor to support them during their training and focus them on goal setting, achievement and recognising success.
The mentor also supports the employer and / or supervisor working with their apprentice to get the best outcome for everyone.
Payment of course fees
Trackers financially supports apprentices' industry-specific training to a Level 3 qualification, plus literacy and numeracy to at least Level 2.
We may also be able to provide funds for short training courses that will benefit the apprentice and your business.
Commitment of your apprentice
As the funding from Trackers will be released for course fees, the apprentice must pay back any fees if they are dismissed from their employment due to misconduct, or if they fail to complete their college course.
Monitoring of progress
The relationship between the mentor and the employer and the mentor and the apprentice is key to the success of your apprentice.
The mentor will meet with you once in the first four to six weeks, before the probationary period is complete.
They will then meet with you at least once a quarter to monitor progress and identify any extra support or training needed.
Eligibility for apprentices or employees
Apprentice applicants must:
be aged 16 or over (no upper age limit)
have at least five years' residency in Jersey
meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship-related day release course
pass enhanced police check and screening if required
have work experience related to the apprenticeship area
be in a paid apprenticeship post secured with an employer who is supportive of Trackers
We also need evidence of the following:
Costs to your business
As a minimum, you must pay your apprentice a training wage as defined by the Social Security minister on the advice of the Employment Forum.
How to work with Trackers
There are two ways you can work with us.
If you currently employ an apprentice
If you currently employ an apprentice(s) who would benefit from industry-specific training courses and / or qualifications, we may be able to enrol them.
You should ask your apprentice to apply (see the link below for application form and eligibility criteria).
Trackers applicants: the apprenticeship programme
If you want to employ an apprentice
If you're considering recruiting an apprentice, we may be able to recommend people who are currently looking for an apprenticeship in your industry.
To enquire call +44 (0) 1534 449180 or email us.
Industries we've worked with
We have worked with a range of industries:
- beauty therapy
- customer service
- cyber security
- dental nursing
- general building
- green keeping
- health & social care
- hospitality management
- motor vehicle
- painting & decorating
- veterinary nursing
- wood occupations
We will be expanding into new industry areas to meet Jersey's needs and support industry skills gaps.
If your business is outside of these industry areas and you're interested in taking on an apprentice or getting support for an existing employee, get in touch with the Trackers team.