Advice and Resources
The ETT Recruitment & Selection Guide is available for free download at the bottom of this page. The pack includes advice on how to; prepare a Job Description, Design a Person Specification, Advertise the vacancy, Plan the application process and much more.
Give consideration to the following points:
- Equality of Opportunity - this is a legal requirement and you must give consideration to this when recruiting. Further information and advice may be found at Equality Commission NI
- Progress File - issued to all young people by the school they have attended and indicates their areas of ability and achievement
- Insurance - you are required by law to maintain Employer's Liability Insurance when you employ anyone, including an apprentice. The minimum amount of insurance cover is currently £5million. However, a recommended level of £10million is to be encouraged. Public Liability Insurance should cover £1million
- Advertise Free - you can advertise vacancies for free on our website for any vacancy requirement you might have, including for an apprentice. Visit our Employment section, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 02825 650750
- Induction- your induction programme should cover the following areas:
- Company history, background etc...
- Organisational structure - showing how the apprentice fits into the team
- Health & Safety information (this is a legal requirement)
- Explanation of terms and conditions e.g. pay, hours of work, holidays
- Explanation of policies and procedures
- A clear outline of the job/role requirements
For further information, advice, guidance, publications and advisory booklets on Recruitment and Induction, visitwww.acas.org.uk
- Contract of Employment - employers are required to have a written Contract of Employment in place containing Terms and Conditions of Employment. Information, guidance and advice on the "Contract of Employment" may be obtained from the Labour Relations Agency or your legal advisor. Employers must not rely on the ett Training Agreement as a Contract of Employment
- Young People and Health & Safety - you must, by law, provide a copy of your Health & Safety Policy to all employees including young people who have just joined your organisation. Health & Safety law defines people by age; a young person is anyone under eighteen years of age. For full information, advice and guidance please consult the Health and Safety Executive NI
- Useful Resources - ett Industry Training Officers are available to provide information, advice, guidance and support to your business in relation to apprenticeship training. For further information, contact email@example.com or call us on: 02825 650750
- Monitoring - we are obliged to monitor your apprentice both in the workplace and in the directed learning (college) environment. We shall notify you in advance when monitoring events are scheduled to take place in the workplace. These events will not normally take any more than thirty minutes of the apprentice's/employer's time. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02825 650750
- Assessment - this is a formal requirement under the NVQ Level 3 Programme and will usually take place in the third and fourth year of the Apprenticeship. For further information, contact email@example.com or call 02825 650750
- Written Reports - we shall send you a number of written reports on your Apprentice covering progress, achievement and timekeeping. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02825 650750
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Recruitment & Selection Guide
The following guide can be downloaded for free and can be used to assist you with your recruitment & selection process.