for Apprentices

Keibra deliver IT and Cyber Security apprenticeships.

We are open Monday to Friday. Between 8am and 5.30pm. Excludes Bank Holidays.

Please see our live vacancies.

If you see a vacancy that appeals to you, click on the vacancy and you’ll see an ‘apply now’ button. Fill out your details and attach and recent CV and our team will be in touch!

If there are no live vacancies that appeal but you want to apply for future apprenticeships, Keibra will keep your details on our systems for up to 6 months to match you with businesses. We consider commuting time/distance, salary and role types that meet your needs. When roles are found we’ll contact you and you can decide if a role appeals to you.

If a role does appeal to you, we will share your CV with the employer. If the employer likes you, we will send you information for an interview with them. Upon a successful interview, the employer will let us know.

We’ll then contact you to offer you the role, and if you’re happy to accept, you’ll have a job!

The simple answer is yes. With the right attitude and determination, you can definitely secure an apprenticeship even with no prior experience. The key is to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role as well as your willingness to learn. Many employers are willing to take a chance on inexperienced candidates who show commitment and drive in their applications.

At Keibra we deliver ‘hands-on’ practical training sessions based on real-world scenarios at your workplace. Training will usually take place in small groups (no more than 6 apprentices), to make sure you get more dedicated one-to-one time with our Subject Matter Experts. We also provider every apprentice with personalised 1-2-1 sessions in all our apprenticeship programmes to truly emphasis our passion for individual training plans.

Apprentices must pay income tax in the same way as everyone else. You’ll pay tax through PAYE, which will be taken straight from your pay packet. You won’t normally need to complete a Self-Assessment tax return. However, you will only pay tax if your wage exceeds £12,570 per year. Apprentices also must pay Class 1 national insurance contributions if earning over the primary threshold. 

If you choose Keibra as your apprenticeship training provider, then you don’t have to worry because we deliver the training at your workplace.

Level 3 apprenticeships typically last 12-15 months.

Level 4 apprenticeships typically last 15-24 months.

Apprenticeship programmes cannot be completed in less than 12 months.

Yes, as long as they’re aged over 16 and not in any other work or formal education.

Yes. A member of staff can become an apprentice if they need new knowledge and skills that can be provided through an apprenticeship

Apprentices must be employed to continue their learning. However, it is easy to transfer the learning from one employer to another (as long as the new employer agrees to do this and pay any applicable fees).

Apprenticeships involve continuously learning with progress assessed throughout. An End-Point Assessment (EPA) will be taken at the end of the apprenticeship to allow you to showcase what you have learned. Each EPA is carried out with an independent assessor, in which your occupational competence is assessed using a mixture of Professional Discussions, Knowledge Tests and Questioning to award you a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade.

At Keibra, our Subject Matter Experts use the same assessment methods throughout to ensure continuity and to help build your confidence with the process throughout your apprenticeship. We have designed our own Start Point Assessments (SPA) to mirror the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process to help us gain a better insight into your knowledge, your ability and more importantly you as a person so we can personalise your training plan and ensure a successful apprenticeship.

Competence: “The ability TO DO something well”

This is why all our programmes are delivered face-to-face by our SMEs at your workplace, meaning you get all the benefits of ‘hands-on’, practical, real-life scenario-based training to ensure you don’t just learn the theoretical knowledge, skills, and behaviours; you learn how to put them into practice.

This will depend on the industry you are working in and the requirements of your employer. Our IT Apprenticeship programmes require learners to have achieved A – C or 4-7 grades in English and maths at GCSE level. For any of our other apprenticeship programmes the requirements will depend on the requests of the employer. In many instances, we can put people on to apprenticeship programmes who have lower academic qualifications but who have a real desire to work and learn. In these situations apprentices will complete Functional Skills in maths and English as required alongside their apprenticeship standard. Your level of functional skills will be assessed prior to enrolment to help us understand what support you need to further develop your maths and English skills.

As part of your apprenticeship, English and maths will underpin your learning and development. In order to make sure that you are working at the highest level and getting the most out of your course with Keibra, we ask all learners to sit their assessments in both English and maths in order to make sure that all apprentices are consistently at Level 2, which is the required level for your course. Although we appreciate that you may have previous qualifications, the BKSB assessments ensure that gaps in learning or required revision can be addressed alongside your Subject Matter Expert, and that you can continue to thrive in your holistic approach to learning.

If you don’t have your GCSE certificates, then you still do have a few options to provide evidence of your results.

  1. Keibra will check the Learner Records Service (LRS).
  2. You can reach out to the awarding body to gain a reprint. This is usually at a cost of around £50 per certificate. You will only require Maths and English for a level 3 or 4 apprenticeship.

Your contract of employment will be with your employer and not Keibra. You will be paid directly from the employer subject to the terms of your contract.

Wages for apprentices depend on the type of apprenticeship program you’re in. Different programs offer different salary ranges, with some offering wages as high as £22,000 a year. Additionally, many employers may provide additional benefits such as health insurance or paid vacation time which can further increase your earnings potential over time. The minimum hourly rate for apprentices aged 16-18 is currently £5.28 per hour (correct from April 2023). This is the minimum amount employers must pay their apprentices by law; however, many employers choose to pay above this rate.

Apprentices are entitled to the same workplace benefits as any full-time worker. As long as you are working over 33 hours per week, you will receive at least 20 days paid holiday per year.

Apprentices must pay income tax in the same way as everyone else. You’ll pay tax through PAYE, which will be taken straight from your pay packet. You won’t normally need to complete a Self-Assessment tax return. However, you will only pay tax if your wage exceeds £12,570 per year. Apprentices also must pay Class 1 national insurance contributions if earning over the primary threshold.

The government’s conditions for apprenticeships detail that you must be paid for time spent studying, whether that’s at work or with the training provider.

There is nothing stopping you from negotiating an apprenticeship pay rise. If you are a good worker who is taking on more responsibility and adding value, then you will be in a good position to ask for compensation to reflect your efforts. That being said, it’s not recommended to begin an apprenticeship on a wage you can’t afford. Even if you think you can negotiate your wage in the future, there aren’t any guarantees, and this can leave you in a bad position.

If someone begins an apprenticeship this affects any child benefit or housing benefit their parents had been receiving for them. Apprentices aren’t considered dependants so financial support from the state will stop.

Apprentices are entitled to claim Universal Credit. To qualify, you must be on a ‘recognised apprenticeship’ and are being paid the national minimum wage rate. Have the name of your training provider and the name of the recognised qualification you are working towards to hand when you make your claim.

The short answer to this question is yes; it is possible for apprentices to secure a mortgage. Lenders recognise the value of apprenticeships, and with some careful planning and research into what options are available, you may be able to find an affordable home loan. It’s important to remember that lenders will look at your income levels before they decide whether or not they’ll accept your application, so you may need to wait until you have been in your job long enough before beginning your mortgage application.

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You can also use this website to browse what types of apprenticeships are available across different sectors. 

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