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Hiring or upskilling existing staff

Hiring or upskilling existing staff

Hiring or upskilling staff through apprenticeship training is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow its own talent and to develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce and this is true for schools too.

The benefits are limitless. Schools across England have said:

  • Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to access training and for developing staff.
  • Training can be adapted to meet the contextual and specific needs of your school
  • Apprenticeship training boosts staff morale, increases engagement and motivation.
  • Staff feel valued by the significant investment in their professional development.

Nationally all organisations have said:

  • 86% of employers said apprentices developed skills directly relevant to their workplace
  • 78% reported improved performance as a result of training.
  • 90% of apprentices stay on in their place of work.

By investing in apprenticeships for your school workforce you are showing your entire school community – pupils, teachers, parents and governors – that you invest in the continuous improvement of your staff and that apprenticeships are a credible way to progress careers.

Ebor Academy Trust currently provides the following apprenticeship programmes:

At a glance:


Our apprenticeship programme was awarded “Good” in all areas by Ofsted in Autumn 2022. Inspectors said Ebor programmes helped apprentices “develop significant and relevant new skills, knowledge and behaviours” and that they feel valued and listened to and grow in confidence and resilience to carry out their roles.

“Trainers, who are well qualified and highly experienced in the sector deliver lessons that are interesting and thought provoking,” they said.

Ofsted noted that over half of the apprentices who completed their programme with Ebor achieved a distinction grade in their end-point assessment.

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