Skills Bootcamps and Bootcamps are flexible programmes of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.
Skills Bootcamps are part of the government's lifetime skills guarantee. They are part-time programmes lasting between 11 - 16 weeks with a minimum of 70% and maximum of 90% available funding for employers referring employees in eligible areas.
We offer you the opportunity to undertake some of our programme modules as standalone short programmes. These programmes are specific modules, or skills individuals may wish to learn lasting between half a day to one day.
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Hire an Apprentice
Apprenticeships allow individuals to gain practical skills and knowledge while working in real jobs, setting a strong foundation for their careers in the tech sector.
Prior to hiring an apprentice consider:
Determine how it fits within your overall HR strategy and which Apprenticeship Level is best suited for your organisation. Apprenticeship levels range from Level 2 to 7.
An apprenticeship lasts for a minimum duration of 372 days and can last up to 6 years, this usually depends on the Apprenticeship level the Apprentice is taking.
An apprenticeship is a real job with a contract of employment. The Government offers certain incentive payments for hiring an apprentice dependent on factors such as age of the apprentice and size of the company.
As an employer, you will have to support your apprentice via mentoring and providing hands-on experience. You will work with the Training provider to contribute to the Training plan and reviews.
Why prioritise training?
90% of apprentices stay on after completing an apprenticeship.
96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business
72% of businesses reported improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice
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Hire our Tech Talent
Purple Beard provides you access to a diverse pool of talent, whether you need software developers, data scientists, UX designers, or accessibility specialists our talent pool consists of individuals who are ready to contribute their expertise to your organization. This allows you to focus your time and energy on interviewing the most suitable candidates, ultimately accelerating your hiring timeline.
Graduates possess the necessary technical skills, and experience to hit the ground running and tackle the challenges of the modern tech landscape. We will carry out Right to work checks and ensure all the candidates we put forward meet the relevant right to work criteria.
Tapping into our pre-vetted talent pool, you can save money. Traditional hiring processes can incur substantial costs due to advertising job openings and engaging recruitment agencies.
Standard recruitment can take a company up to 3 months to fill a vacancy which can lead to lost productivity and revenue. With our talent pool, you can save time as our graduates are available to start immediately.
We support a diverse range of candidates into tech as one of our key objectives is to bridge the Diversity gap.
Why prioritise training?
Our graduates consist of 40% women
60% of our graduates are from minority ethnic groups
15% of our graduates consist of neurodiverse individuals