When it comes to your business, we believe in you and what you are building for the future.

When you choose to employ an apprentice with us you are investing in your company and giving someone the opportunity to learn, train and develop with you, for you. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals by supporting and guiding you and your chosen learner on this rewarding journey.

With over twenty years’ experience in training, we know the power of vocational training and how valuable it can be to you.  Our training programmes are all based at your place of work, with no day release, no time lost and an absolute dedication to ensuring that your learner develops the practical skills needed to work for you and thrive in the industry.

We are really impressed with Haddon Business and their approach to learning and development. They are really lovely to work with and have a very kind and caring attitude towards their learners.”

Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence at Bournemouth University

The road to a quality apprenticeship

Click below for the government guides to hiring the right apprentice for your business. This information will not only help you understand the full benefits of hiring an apprentice, but will provide you with information on funding, employer responsibility, apprentice progression and easy next steps.

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Key Requirements and Resources

Below lists some key requirements and helpful resources to support employers. A full list of our policies can be found here.

  • Our recruitment process

    Haddon Training offers a FREE recruitment service and there’s no finder’s fee for placing an apprentice. We advertise on different platforms and can reach up to 300,000 eager people looking for apprenticeships. We carefully match our applicants to your requirements and pre-screen them to check they are eligible and suit the specifications of the job role.

    A member of our team will work with you to ascertain what kind of apprentice you are looking for and how they will fit in to your business. They will also discuss with you the expectations and requirements that all our employers will need to commit to.

    Once everything is confirmed we will then advertise the apprenticeship vacancy for you free of charge on our advertising channels.

    Applicants will then apply and our expert team will call each one to assess their suitability. If we feel they have the appropriate experience for the position, we’ll then give the candidate your details to arrange an interview.

    Once you have chosen your apprentice, we will organise an enrolment with one of our qualified Trainer Coaches, who will come out and sign the learner up to the relevant programme.

  • Training

    Our vocationally experienced Trainer Coaches have a vast wealth of experience from working in the industry. They are experts in their field and know how to help apprentices achieve in supporting your business.

    For all our apprentices, a designated Trainer Coach will visit the learner on-site every 4-6 weeks to coach, support and mentor them throughout the programme. They will also want to meet you regularly to discuss the apprentice’s progress, help develop them in areas where their skills may need improving, and ensure that everything is on track.

  • Safeguarding and Welfare

    We are committed to providing a secure environment for all learners and staff. All our staff recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for learners or not. Haddon Training aims to create a culture of vigilance.

    We abide by all safeguarding legislation and have a Safeguarding Officer available at all times.

    You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07745 647524.  or email: handsupforhelp@educ8training.co.uk

    For more on our safeguarding policy and other policies please click here.

  • Health and Safety

    All employers are required to comply with certain regulatory and quality standards. When you wish to take on an apprentice with us, we provide a checklist that identifies the mandatory and advisory standards that employers are required to meet.
    It is your responsibility to comply with all legal and regulatory standards when employing staff and to ensure they are all working in a safe and healthy environment.


  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

    The mental health and wellbeing of our learners is paramount, and we encourage them to always talk to you, their parents or Trainer Coach if they are struggling. No-one should ever have to feel alone.

    Below you will find a number of resources that may also be of use.

    The NHS offer an array of tools and self-care videos for young people, with handy tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of themselves on social media.

    MIND have set up a ‘Get help now’ function, which includes crisis coping tools and an Infoline and Legal line.

    YoungMinds have fantastic advice on mental health support covering feelings of anxiety, stress, eating disorders and the impact of Coronavirus.

    BullyingUK offer training and direction on what to do when you experience bullying, including a confidential helpline and Welsh language helpline.M

    Mental Health Foundation – Offer mental health information and advice to look after your mental health and on how to support others with theirs.

    We also offer a 24-hour Safeguarding helpline for all Haddon Training learners.

    If you are looking for support and guidance for addictions there is also some fantastic support networks available:

    Drinkaware – A great website to help you understand what triggers you to drink and arming you with strategies to help overcome excuses and reduce your drinking.

    Drug Addiction – With the right help and support, it’s possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.

    Gambling – If you feel you have a problem with gambling and you’d like to stop, support and treatment is available.

  • Useful links

    For guidance on funding, eligibility and the legal requirements on hiring a trainee or apprentice:

    National Minimum Wage

    Government Rules

    ACAS – ACAS gives employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They will also offer training and help to resolve disputes.

    Amazing apprenticeships have launched a new traineeship section on their website, containing a collection of free resources designed to provide you with more information on the benefits of a traineeship.

Incentive fact sheets

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COVID-19 Government Grant Incentive Scheme

If you have signed up to the Covid-19 government grant incentive scheme and successfully hired your trainee or apprentice in England, we wanted to point you to all the information needed to claim the incentive offered to you.