We are dedicated to supporting our learners to aim high, be inspired and achieve their aspirations.

When your child has to take the next step in their education, we understand that you want to make sure it’s the best decision for them.

We have been delivering work-based vocational training to young people for more than twenty years and are driven by the ethos and values that have made Haddon Training what it is today; an award-winningOfsted Outstanding training provider.

Traineeships and apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give your child the opportunity to begin their career whilst still learning and developing.

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Our traineeship and apprenticeship programmes are designed to help our learners gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed and excel in their chosen industry. Getting into employment allows them to develop their potential and progress in their career, with hands-on training helping grow their confidence in a work environment while still learning and earning a salary.  We want to enable all our learners to train to be fully competent in their chosen occupation, whilst making contacts and developing solid working relationships.

Let us help develop your child’s potential so that they can begin the next part of their learning journey focused on their chosen career path and gaining real-life skills.

In this section we have put together some FAQs based on our experience of helping parents understand some the key facts of work-based learning – please take a look in the categories and if you can’t see the answer you require, please get in contact with our friendly team today.

Haddon Training’s traineeship programmes provide an introduction into the world of work and little to no experience is required. Your child must have a strong desire to learn and will still need to study English and maths if they haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A*-C or grade 4 or above).

Traineeships with Haddon Training are available in England but not currently in Wales.

When looking to undertake an apprenticeship with us we would advise that your child should have some basic experience in the field that they are applying (this can be personal experience and doesn’t have to be knowledge of working in a business environment). This allows our learners to grow and expand their experiences whilst learning everything it takes to work in a commercial environment. They will also need to study English and maths if they haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A-C or grade 4 or above) and will work towards achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in these areas as part of their apprenticeship.

Pay – Your child must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW)- if you are not sure of the applicable amount, please check details here or directly on the government website. (Please note this amount is reviewed annually by the government and adjusted accordingly). Money cannot be deducted from an apprentice’s salary for apprentice training.

Working Hours – If your child is aged between 16 or 17, the maximum weekly hours they can work is 40 hours. They must only work 5 days a week and receive two consecutive days off each week. If they are aged over 18 years old, the maximum hours they can work is each week is 48 hours. They must have one day off per week or two days off per fortnight in line with the Working Time Directive.

Contract – All employers will need to make sure there is a signed contract of employment or written terms on the day that the apprentice starts work. In order to take an apprenticeship, your child must be employed – they cannot be self-employed to do this.

If you would like us to help your child to find an apprenticeship position you can apply online via our application form. Once received our dedicated team will be in touch via phone or email to discuss the application before advising on any suitable roles.

If you would like to look at our available vacancies you can use the search engine on our vacancies pages to see what we are currently offering. Your child can then apply for any roles they would be interested in. They can also apply before finishing school but they will need to get in touch with us directly around a month before they finish. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the vacancies we have live on our system now will still be available when they have finished school.

If your child is already volunteering or working for an employer and they are happy for your child to take a traineeship or apprenticeship at their place of employment we can also organise this for both the employer and your child – just get in touch and let us know.

The safety and wellbeing of our learners is paramount. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our learners and staff.

All employers that we choose to work with are assessed by Haddon Training to ensure they are compliant with Health and Safety prior to allowing a trainee or apprentice to work at that location.

We provide online courses that can be chosen and added to any of our traineeship and apprenticeship programmes as part of the learner’s development if there is a need to broaden their knowledge of Health and Safety, safeguarding, internet safety, anxiety, stress or mental health awareness, to name a few.

Please click here to view our Equal programme.

We offer a 24-hour safeguarding helpline answered by a designated and fully trained Haddon Training Safeguarding Officer to all our students. They can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07795 841932 or email safeguarding@haddontraining.co.uk.

We encourage all our learners to discuss any concerns they may have, no matter how small, with a parent, their employer, their Trainer-Coach or our Safeguarding Officer.

Haddon Policies – we have a page dedicated to policies covering our approach to the subjects below plus more. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Health and Saftey
  • Environment
  • Anti Bullying and Harassment
  • Data protection
  • Complaints
  • Code of conduct

Cyberbullying – https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet

ACAS – Acas gives employees free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships please visit the government website

  • Frequently asked questions

    In this section we have put together some FAQs based on our experience of helping parents understand some the key facts of work-based learning – please take a look in the categories and if you can’t see the answer you require, please get in contact with our friendly team today.

  • Experience

    Haddon Training’s traineeship programmes provide an introduction into the world of work and little to no experience is required. Your child must have a strong desire to learn and will still need to study English and maths if they haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A*-C or grade 4 or above).

    Traineeships with Haddon Training are available in England but not currently in Wales.

    When looking to undertake an apprenticeship with us we would advise that your child should have some basic experience in the field that they are applying (this can be personal experience and doesn’t have to be knowledge of working in a business environment). This allows our learners to grow and expand their experiences whilst learning everything it takes to work in a commercial environment. They will also need to study English and maths if they haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A-C or grade 4 or above) and will work towards achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in these areas as part of their apprenticeship.

  • Employment

    Pay – Your child must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW)- if you are not sure of the applicable amount, please check details here or directly on the government website. (Please note this amount is reviewed annually by the government and adjusted accordingly). Money cannot be deducted from an apprentice’s salary for apprentice training.

    Working Hours – If your child is aged between 16 or 17, the maximum weekly hours they can work is 40 hours. They must only work 5 days a week and receive two consecutive days off each week. If they are aged over 18 years old, the maximum hours they can work is each week is 48 hours. They must have one day off per week or two days off per fortnight in line with the Working Time Directive.

    Contract – All employers will need to make sure there is a signed contract of employment or written terms on the day that the apprentice starts work. In order to take an apprenticeship, your child must be employed – they cannot be self-employed to do this.

  • Applications

    If you would like us to help your child to find an apprenticeship position you can apply online via our application form. Once received our dedicated team will be in touch via phone or email to discuss the application before advising on any suitable roles.

    If you would like to look at our available vacancies you can use the search engine on our vacancies pages to see what we are currently offering. Your child can then apply for any roles they would be interested in. They can also apply before finishing school but they will need to get in touch with us directly around a month before they finish. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the vacancies we have live on our system now will still be available when they have finished school.

    If your child is already volunteering or working for an employer and they are happy for your child to take a traineeship or apprenticeship at their place of employment we can also organise this for both the employer and your child – just get in touch and let us know.

  • Safe Guarding

    The safety and wellbeing of our learners is paramount. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our learners and staff.

    All employers that we choose to work with are assessed by Haddon Training to ensure they are compliant with Health and Safety prior to allowing a trainee or apprentice to work at that location.

    We provide online courses that can be chosen and added to any of our traineeship and apprenticeship programmes as part of the learner’s development if there is a need to broaden their knowledge of Health and Safety, safeguarding, internet safety, anxiety, stress or mental health awareness, to name a few.

    Please click here to view our Equal programme.

    We offer a 24-hour safeguarding helpline answered by a designated and fully trained Haddon Training Safeguarding Officer to all our students. They can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07795 841932 or email safeguarding@haddontraining.co.uk.

    We encourage all our learners to discuss any concerns they may have, no matter how small, with a parent, their employer, their Trainer-Coach or our Safeguarding Officer.

  • Useful Links

    Haddon Policies – we have a page dedicated to policies covering our approach to the subjects below plus more. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    • Child protection and safeguarding
    • Health and Saftey
    • Environment
    • Anti Bullying and Harassment
    • Data protection
    • Complaints
    • Code of conduct

    Cyberbullying – https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet

    ACAS – Acas gives employees free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

    If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships please visit the government website