We are CITB’s preferred supplier of shared apprenticeships across South East Wales and work with a number of partners to ensure that we are providing opportunities for local people to develop the necessary skills to support the future of the construction industry. We employ apprentices and rotate them among different contracts to give employers a hassle-free hiring solution.

We are the first apprenticeship company in Wales to be awarded the We invest in people apprentices accreditation, by Investors in People, following our successful inclusion in their pilot phase which was rolled out in November 2020. We have also been awarded Platinum status, which is the highest accolade available, demonstrating our commitment to achieving performance excellence in the services we provide to the construction industry. You can read more about this award in an article which was published in Business News Wales HERE.

Why work with us?

This short video will show you some of the many lives we have changed and how you can be a part of this exciting journey.

 

View this short video to find out some of the main differences between Traditional Apprenticeships vs Shared-Apprenticeships, as offered by Y Prentis.

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Variety of trades

We support a variety of trades, including:

  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Carpentry
  • Painting and decorating
  • Quantity surveying
  • Drylining
  • Groundworks
  • Wall and floor tiling

We are always looking to expand the trade routes that we support and may have a new trade in the pipeline. Click here to get in touch and find out more.

Save time, money and resources

Over a three-year period, we save contractors up to £4,500 per an apprentice. We take care of all the traditional costs and resources required that are involved when employing an apprentice, including:

  • Recruitment costs and process
  • Payroll
  • Training requirements, such as CSCS cards
  • Provide essential PPE
  • Induction process
  • Gift a toolkit to the apprentice when they start worth over £200

The only cost to you is the apprentice’s wages, which are:

  • £160 per week for a first-year apprentice
  • National Minimum Wages for a second-year apprentice
  • A weekly hosting fee of £32

Flexibility

We understand that you may not have the work to employ an apprentice in a specific trade for a full two-year period. That’s why we give you the flexibility to choose how long you wish to employ an apprentice for without having to commit to a full two-year term. Placements can be for a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of two years.

Community benefit support

Whether your project requires you to deliver a number of community engagement events or produce several case studies, we have the contacts and resources to be able to collaborate with you to help achieve your targets. To view an example of Morgan Sindall’s Case Study, please click on the image below:

Skilled apprentices

Due to the nature of the shared apprenticeship model, many of our apprentices will come to you having already gained some experience. All of our apprentices are studying towards a diploma and NVQ level 2 or 3 in their chosen trade, and our relationship with the colleges allows us to ensure they’re learning the skills required to gain their qualification.

With all our new apprentices, we provide extra guidance and support during their first four weeks to ensure they’re settling into their new role as an apprentice.

Raise your profile

We love to shout about what our apprentices are doing, and that includes what you’re doing too! By partnering with us we will feature you on our website, share your successes on our social media channels and include you in relevant press releases. And as CITB’s preferred supplier of apprenticeships across South East Wales, you will also benefit from working with us when tendering for work.

I’m interested, what next?

If you’d like to find out more about working with us or arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, give us a call on 0800 9753 147 or email enquiries@yprentis.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact us using our contact form.

 

Testimonials

"It is great to see the linkup between Morgan Sindall and Y Prentis through the SEWSCAP Framework as it evidences the real impact that construction projects can have in the local region. Firstly, not only does it assist Morgan Sindall in delivering the SEWSCAP Social Value Charter and targets that are set out within the Framework to meet the 21st Century Schools Programme requirement and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015, but it also provides local individuals with an insight into construction, as well as providing local employment, and narrowing of the construction skills gap."

Kevin Shackson (MSC, MCIPS), Framework Manager at SEWSCAP & SEWH

"Looking for an apprentice? Don’t hesitate. Contact Y Prentis immediately and they’ll quickly identify a suitable candidate and guide you through all placement procedure's and responsibilities. It’s an easy process and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t considered it, or done it before. The support and guidance offered throughout the placement
process has been spot on and a pleasure."

Rhodri Crandon, Managing Director at Canna Developments

"Jehu Group have been working with Y-Prentis for several years, the partner-ship has been a real success for us because of the way the build programme works. It’s great that the apprentices can hop on and off a development without causing a gap in their employment. This way of working allows us to be flexible with our programme and in most cases deliver the development on time and in budget."

Lynsey Holley-Matthews, Marketing & Responsible Business Manager at Jehu