HTP Apprenticeship College (HTP) is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders have access to high quality, impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance to enable them to make informed decisions about the next stage of training, education and employment/self-employment. Our aim is to ensure learners, parents/carers and employers are prepared and empowered to face the challenges and opportunities of learning, working and living in line with the Government’s Careers Strategy.
Our careers programme, developed in line with the Gatsby Career Bechnmarks and Matrix Quality Standard, aims to raise aspirations and enble individuals to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for employability, social mobility and enterprise.
Our dedicated teams of Recruitment and Careers Advisors and sector-specialist Training Consultants support the delivery of HTP’s Career Education Programme which provides:
- Ongoing careers advice and guidance throughout the learning journey
- Learning relevant to career and labour market information
- Training which meets the needs of each learner and employer
- Links to career progression
- Encounters with a range of employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces for those on full-time study programmes
- Advice on further and higher education opportunities Impartial personal guidance
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Your questions answered
For Learners, Parents & Carers
Your Training Consultant and a team of specialist advisers are on hand throughout your time with HTP Apprenticeship College to ensure you receive the careers education information, advice and guidance you need to progress and succeed in your chosen career.
Information about a wide range of careers can be found by clicking on the links below. This includes advice on jobs in a range of industries and you can hear from some of our apprentices and employers about what it is like to work and study in different sectors.
What Careers Information will I receive, and when?
See how we advise you throughout your time with HTP Apprenticeship College.
What do other learners say?
Click here to hear from learners who have already benefitted from training with HTP Apprenticeship College.
What other career resources are there?
Please find below a number of links to external resources relating to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
- National Careers Service (NCS)
- Amazing Apprenticeships
- Find an Apprenticeship
- Isle of Wight Jobs
- Careers & Enterprise Company – Get Involved as a Business
- All About Careers
- Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
- Isle of Wight NHS Trust
- Skills for Health
- Skills for Care
- People 1st
- Princes Trust
- Island Futures
- Hampshire Futures
- Portsmouth City Council
- Southampton City Council
- Solent LEP Growth HUB
HTP works alongside employers to identify current and emerging business needs and develop appropriate learning solutions. Formal organisation and individual training needs analysis is available, free of charge, to all employers. HTP takes a flexible approach to delivery and assessment to meet the needs of the business and individual learner. Our Recruitment and Careers Advisors and sector specialist Training Consultants are on hand to provide impartial information, advice and guidance.
Employer involvement is encouraged throughout the learning programme. Employers participate in regular face to face progress meetings to ensure HTP is able to respond promptly to feedback to ensure agreed outcomes are met.
How can HTP help us recruit new staff?
HTP will help you employ an apprentice, completely free of charge. We take the Apprentieship job description and person specification if appropriate from you and then advertise the opportunity for you using the national Find An Apprenticeship website, our own website, as well as local job boards and social media. Potential candidates may also be found from those who have already contacted us looking for support in finding the right Apprenticeship for them.
What about upskilling our existing staff?
Apprenticeships are no longer just for young people starting out on their career. Apprenticeships are an excellent way for people already employed, who are looking for career progression to gain valuable skills, knowledge and qualifications – anyone can be an apprentice as long as they are learning new skills. We will come and meet with you and plan possible training plans for individuals or groups of staff.
Which awarding bodies does HTP work with?
HTP Apprenticeship College works with many of the leading awarding organisations. These include City & Guilds, BIIAB, Institute of Leadership and Management, Pearson, YMCA, NOCN and WSET.
Does HTP offer bespoke training solutions?
Yes. In addition to Government funded programmes, HTP offers bespoke training solutions for all the sectors we work with. Recently these have included Customer Service workshops, Equality and Diversity, Management and Food Safety.
What do other Employers say?
Click here to hear from Employers who have already benefitted from training delivered by HTP Apprenticeship College.
What if HTP can't offer the training we need?
If the training you need for your staff isn’t available through HTP, we will provide you with details of other suitable training providers.
Is funding available?
Government funding to support training can be quite complex. Our job is to provide you with information on the funding that you can access. In addition to advice on Apprenticeship funding such as the Apprenticeship Levy, we can advise on Advanced Learner Loans, sector-specific information such as the Work Force Development fund for the Health and Social Care, offered through Skills for Care, as well as support that may be available for learner travel.
Your personalised advice and guidance
On initial contact
We listen to your ideas, qualifications, skills, circumstances and life aims to explore suitable options.
We help you consider the career implications of subject and course choices, enabling you to choose the training that is right for you. If we can’t help we will help you find a training provider who can.
We will work with you to develop an individual training and support plan to meet your aspirations and goals.
Throughout the training
Your Training Consultant and specialist advisors will be on hand to provide 1 to 1 support and guidance at crucial points of decision making.
When considering your next steps
We will provide guidance on the opportunities and training available to help you choose your next step on your career pathway.
On progression to further training or employment
We will support you as you progress keeping you up to date as new opportunities become available.
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