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The NSAR Apprenticeship Agency service supports businesses across the rail industry by providing and supporting their apprentices.

Why this service is important

Having an apprentice will help your business with medium-term workforce and skills planning. Apprenticeships will allow your business to grow your own talent, developing people that are the right fit for your business.

We know that rail businesses face challenges when thinking about taking on apprentices. Ultimately, these insecurities or risks prevent many businesses from taking on apprentices. As a rail membership and not-for-profit organisation, NSAR has introduced our new Apprenticeship Agency service to help you with these challenges.

We can help mitigate concerns about having sufficient work in the pipeline to keep apprentices for the length of the apprenticeship, or whether there is a sufficient range of opportunities within your business to allow apprentices to meet all their training needs.

Benefits for your business

This service de-risks the apprenticeship process for your business. 

Ensures you get the skills you need for your business to grow.

Saves your business time, money and effort in sourcing, recruiting and managing an apprentice.

Your business gets access to skills and apprenticeship experts for on-going advice an support.

NSAR takes responsibility for communication and support with the apprentices.

One single month charge, no hidden extra charges.

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The NSAR Apprenticeship Agency is the next step in fulfilling NSAR's commitment to support rail to take on more apprentices. It can help those without the contracts and resources to run apprenticeship programmes. Host apprentices, fill gaps in your workforce and contribute to building industry skills – with the knowledge that NSAR will place your apprentice elsewhere if needed.

Neil Robertson
NSAR Chief Executive

How it works

For rail employers:

NSAR will work with your business to identify which apprenticeships best fit your workforce needs.

We will recruit and employ the apprentice on your behalf.

We can provide a check on the extent to which you are maximising your use of the Apprenticeship Levy (if you pay it).

We will match your apprentice with an appropriate training provider, taking care of all their training needs.

We will provide appropriate levels of support for the apprentice while you host them.

We can place the apprentice with an alternative employer if there is any reason you can’t continue with the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Standards

These are the apprenticeship standards currently on offer as part of the NSAR Apprenticeship Agency Service.

Speak to one of our team about our Apprenticeship Agency

Want to know more about our service? Book an obligation-free call with us to see how we can best support your organisation with its skills and apprenticeship needs. 

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