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?

Clients & Main Contractor Benefits

Clients – We employ local people for local projects, and mentor them through to the completion of their apprenticeship!

Main Contractors – If you or your subcontractors need to hire a local apprentice for a short-term project, we make it easy!

SME Benefits

Subcontractors – If you need to hire a local apprentice for a short-term project without the hassle, we can help!

Local Builders – If you need an apprentice but don’t have time to recruit, sort PPE, a CSCS card, or liaise with colleges, we can help!

We support out of area contracts

At Y Prentis, we rotate our Apprentices across a series of work placements to help them to build quality CVs and plenty of useful experience.

If you are only on site for a short period, we can either recruit a new Apprentice or transfer one of our part-qualified Apprentices to work with you for as long as you need.

When the work placement with you is finished, we then proactively source the next Host Contractor unless you seek to hire the Apprentice mid-term.

We support short term contracts

  • Employing Local People – We help you ensure you are supporting local people and communities
  • Working in the Local Area – on local work placement rotations
  • On Site, Learning from Local Contractors – also with Main Contractors working locally
  • Completing Local Apprenticeships at Local Colleges
  • We liaise regularly with college Business Development Managers and Heads of Apprenticeships

We make recruitment easy

At Y Prentis, we can either recruit a new Apprentice or transfer one of our part-qualified Apprentices to work with you for as long as you need.

If we source someone new, we advertise, interview, and directly employ a local Apprentice at no cost to you, then place them with you for an agreed period.

Our Apprentices are all local and arrive site-ready with PPE, a toolkit, health and safety training, insurance and a CSCS card.

And after a pre-agreed period, you also have the option to take on the Apprentice directly from us, whether part-qualified or on completion of their End Point Assessment.

We liaise with local colleges

At Y Prentis, we work closely with local Colleges and approved Training Providers.  This means we can easily identify local apprenticeship provision and opportunities for possible mid-year apprenticeship enrolments, regardless of when the Apprentice start with you on their work placement.

Once the Apprentice has started their course, we act as point of reference for the College Tutor/Assessor in collaboration with you.

We support HR and admin

At Y Prentis, we ensure that our Apprentices arrive site-ready with PPE, a toolkit, basic health and safety training, insurance and a CSCS card.

We handle PAYE and National Insurance ensuring that our Apprentices receive National Minimum Wage and travel expenses.

Managers and coordinators are experienced Mentors who maintain regular contact and any wellbeing support for our Apprentices throughout their work placement.

Before the work placement ends, our team will proactively seek the next Host Contractor, leaving you to move to your next project knowing the Apprentice will continue to build a quality CV through a series of placements until they ultimately complete their apprenticeship.

We support the local economy

At Y Prentis, we employ local people from local communities on apprenticeships at local Colleges. Our Apprentices then work in the local area on a series of work placements with either local Contractors or others working out of their usual area.

We help you make a difference

If it is important to you to leave a lasting impact on the local community and improve the places we live, then we can help.  Our Apprentices are all recruited locally and by the end of their apprenticeship, we aim to help them each say, “I Live Locally and I Built That!”

If it important to you to work with others in the area, then we can help.  Not only are we local, but we work collaboratively with numerous contractors, local authorities, and colleges.

If it is important to you to support other small and medium sized (SME) businesses, then we can help.  Not only are we an SME ourselves, but we strive to place our Apprentices with at least one local SME during their apprenticeship, including General Builders, Subcontractors, and specialist firms.

If it is important to you to create local jobs, then we can help.  We recruit local people from local communities to work locally.

We deliver collaborative marketing

At Y Prentis, we believe passionately in the ability of our Apprentices.  They never cease to impress and amaze us – from appearing on Host Contractor and Regional Authority videos, to helping to promote apprenticeships at careers fairs. To back up this belief, we enter our exceptional apprentices for Regional and National Awards, collaborating with their Host Contractors and College to gather quotes and evidence which substantiate their achievements as well as maximising their media coverage

We are also active on most Social Media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

We help 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

"Utilising Y Prentis for our apprentices has made the process much more straightforward. They support the apprentices from start to finish dealing with everything from their recruitment and wages to checking their progress and dealing with any issues they have. The Y Prentis team take the hassle out of the process and they are on hand to help at every step of the way."

Richard Kemble, Managing Director for Richard Kemble Contracts

"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

"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