For more information on apprenticeships in general, please visit the National Apprenticeships Scheme website here
1. What does the Apprenticeship involve?
As an apprentice, you will work full time in one of a number of roles that are currently available. At the same time as working, you will study to complete an NVQ qualification.
2. How is learning done through an apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is essentially a set of qualifications called a ‘framework’ developed by Sector Skills Councils. Most Apprenticeship frameworks follow a standard format that comprises:
- A National Vocational Qualification (e.g. Level 2 for Intermediate Level Apprenticeships, Level 3 for Advanced Level Apprenticeships).
- Key Transferable Skills.
- A Technical Certificate.
Everton in the Community will provide the practical experience to put those skills to the test. Training can be classroom based and in the workplace.
3. What apprenticeship roles are on offer?
Please head to www.evertonfc.com/careersto see what roles are currently available.
4. What qualifications are available through the apprenticeship?
Currently Everton in the Community are offering apprenticeships in:
- NVQ Level 2 in Sport Activity Leadership
- NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services
- NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration
5. In which locations are you recruiting apprentices?
Currently apprentices will be based at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
6. What qualifications do I need?
There are no set entry qualifications. Each apprenticeship is unique however and will require a different set of skills and abilities.
7. How long does the Apprenticeship last?
The majority of apprenticeships will last for 48 weeks.
8. Can I continue to work or study whilst doing the Apprenticeship?
The Apprenticeship is a full time placement of 30 hours per week. There may be opportunities for you to continue part-time work or study as long as it does not affect your ability to complete the apprenticeship. Please let your programme manager or a member of the HR team know if you wish to continue working or studying part-time alongside the apprenticeship.
9. Can I apply if I only have a student visa or limited right to remain in the UK?
To be eligible for our Apprenticeship you need to have permanent right to work in the UK.
10. How much will I be paid during the apprenticeship?
Apprentices will earn £79.50 a week (for those under 19 years of age, or aged 19 and in the first year of the apprenticeship), working 30 hours a week.
11. Do I have to pay tax and national insurance?
Yes. As is the case of all employees aged over 16, apprentices must still pay tax and national insurance on their income.
12. Can apprentices claim additional benefits (Such as childcare)?
Yes. In some limited cases, apprentices can claim additional benefits. You can find out more on benefit claims at www.dwp.gov.uk.
13. Are there any restrictions to applications?
Candidates must be over 16 years of age when applying for the scheme, not in full time education or a graduate, and live in England.
14. Do I need to have a driving licence?
For some of our Apprenticeships it is necessary for you to have a full manual motor vehicle UK driving licence before you start. Others you may be required to obtain one, at your own expense, within a year of you joining or your 17th birthday whichever is sooner and for some vacancies you won't need one at all.
The Application and Selection Process
15. What time of year can I start the apprenticeship?
You can register your interest in an apprenticeship at any time of year, although there are only certain points within the year that we actively take on apprentices.
16. What happens if I apply after the closing date for applications?
Your application will remain on our system and we will contact you when the next intake of applications begins.
17. What’s involved in the selection process?
All candidates will be invited to take part in an assessment day. For some roles, this might involve a practical coaching session and other group-based tasks. If you are successful following the assessment centre, you will also be invited to a face-to-face interview with one of the programme managers.
18. Will I be DBS checked as part of the application process?
Yes. All roles working within Everton in the Community will have regular contact with young children and vulnerable adults. During the recruitment process you will be asked to complete a DBS disclosure application form. All applicants with offences appearing on a disclosure form will have a risk assessment interview with the Head of Safeguarding prior to beginning the apprenticeship scheme. Please click here [http://www.evertonfc.com/club/safeguarding-children.html]for more information on our Safeguarding policy.
19. I am no longer interested in the Apprenticeship how do I remove my application?
You need to contact Human Resources on 0151 530 5297 who will remove your application from consideration.
20. I have been invited to as assessment day. What does this involve?
At the assessment centre you will be assessed with a number of other applicants to see if you are suitable for an apprenticeship with Everton in the Community. This will involve some individual and group assessed tasks, and for some roles, a practical coaching session.
21. What paperwork do I need to take to the assessment centre?
When you receive your invitation there will be a list of documents we require. Typically you will need to bring a full in date passport, your driving licence (the card and counterpart), your National Insurance number, and a utility bill or bank statement proving your address in your name.
22. What is the dress code for the assessment centre?
As with any other interview, you should try and dress as smart as possible. This should be a shirt, tie, smart trousers or skirt, and jacket. You will be notified if the dress code is anything different.
23. How will I know if I have been successful in gaining an apprenticeship?
All candidates will be notified whether they have been successful or not in getting through to the next stage in the selection process. This will either be via email or by telephone.
24. If I have not been successful, can I get feedback on my application?
Unfortunately we can not provide feedback on all candidate applications due to the number of applications we receive. We will endeavour to provide feedback to candidates who have attended an assessment centre. Please email email@example.com request feedback.