The South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC)

The South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC) is an award-winning Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) which supports employers in the South West region to recruit and employ apprentices. SWAC received a Gold Service Award from the South West Apprenticeships Ambassador Network (SWAAN) in 2021 in recognition of their excellent services to apprentices and employers in the local area.

SWAC can provide you with an apprentice who will be employed by them but work for you full-time, with their experienced team offering support to you and your apprentice throughout the training. Alternatively, you can hire your own apprentice, and SWAC can offer specialist HR advice and take the responsibilities of human resources, payroll and performance management off your hands.

Visit the SWAC website to find out more, or contact the apprenticeship team by calling 01173125020.

£4000 incentive

To support businesses, the government has announced a temporary boost to apprenticeship incentive grants for employers hiring a NEW apprentice between April 1 2021 and January 2022.  You will receive £3,000, and you will get an extra £1,000 if the apprentice is aged under 19.

Fully supported recruitment and employment

With this extra incentive support, many businesses are opting to use SWAC’s cost-effective HR solution to apprentice recruitment and employment. 

They offer a fully managed employment service where they recruit, employ and mentor your apprentices; they even manage the government funding and help you to choose the right training and provider to suit your staffing requirements and apprentice.

They work with you throughout the duration of the apprentice journey with a structured mentoring program to ensure your apprentice is on track to achieve and become an effective member of your team. 99% of SWAC apprentices complete their training and are employed full time.

This level of support means that they we will work in partnership with you to save you time and money, allowing you to focus your time on growing your business.

If you think that you may have a vacancy coming up in the next few months they can arrange to talk to you and explain in more detail the support they can offer you. 

Contact sally.conlon@theswac.org.uk to arrange a visit. 

Employer feedback

As the largest practice in Gloucestershire, Rosebank Health has many opportunities to develop apprentices who want to start a career in admin or reception. SWAC have supported us throughout this process by providing high-calibre candidates suitable for the roles. SWAC provide support to our apprentices and to us, and they organise additional training via colleges for our apprentices to gain NVQs and BTEC Diplomas. SWAC frequently visit us to review our apprentices’ progress and to discuss further development goals.”

– Jon Tremeer, Rosebank Health

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