What is an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA)?

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The Chesterfield College Group ATA provides employers with an ideal solution to benefit from apprenticeships without the long term commitment.

For many businesses, apprentices provide an effective way to bring new talent into the organisation and grow the workforce over a long period of term. But this isn’t always the ideal scenario for businesses that need short term, cost effective solutions to their staffing needs.

An ATA is essentially a recruitment solution that removes all of the bureaucracy and expense that can come with recruitment. Apprentices are employed directly by the Chesterfield College Group ATA and loaned out to host employers for set periods of time. The only costs involved are the wages of the apprentice and a small administration fee. Once the loan period is complete, the apprentice returns to the ATA to be loaned out to another business or stays with the host employer longer term. On many occasions, our apprentices remain with the same employer throughout their apprenticeship because they fit into the team they work with and become a valuable part of the workforce.

The ATA approach is a win-win situation for both the employer and the apprentice. Employers get the support they need for the time they want it, from talented apprentices eager to work in your sector. The apprentice benefits from experiencing different work environments, developing their skills and knowledge for their future career. An as employer, you will benefit from:

  • Full support throughout from our dedicated advisors
  • A choice from our shortlisted candidates (and the option to screen and interview them)
  • Bureaucracy-free employment – no payroll, tax or National Insurance contributions to worry it
  • No recruitment costs
  • The flexibility to alter the length the agreement should things change

We work with a range of employers from different sectors, including childcare employers who need short term cover, offices who require business administration and customer service support, SMEs who want to bring social media and digital marketing expertise into the business for marketing projects and many more.

If you think your business could benefit from the ATA scheme, please get in touch with us by calling 0345 850 1055 or emailing info@learningunlimiteduk.com