jane 1The Training Centre works with the employer to create a suitable scheme to train and educate students to fit well in their work enviroment. FIG support this by providing funding and certified training requiresd to provide an all round employee.

Information for Employers

"Providing Qualifications and Training for a brighter future"

Does the apprentice have to wait until the 6 month probationary period is completed before signing on?
No. The apprentice agreement can start immediately, but may be cancelled by the employer after the 6 month probationary period if the apprentice fails to reach the required standards.
How do I claim the 50%?
An invoice with the apprentice's hours of work must be presented to the Training Centre at the end of each month. Funds will not be paid until the apprentice has worked the hours.
Can I claim 50% of the apprentice's overtime?
No. The Training Centre will only fund the 7.5hr or 8hr day.
Who sets the hours of work for the apprentice?
The employer can choose for the apprentice to either work a 7.5 hour day or an 8 hour day
Do I have to guarantee the apprentice a job at the end of the apprenticeship?
No. It is up to the employer to decide if they want to offer the apprentice a job once the apprenticeship is finished

Why an Apprenticeship?

This guide explains how the scheme works and the benefits to employers of offering apprenticeships to candidates within their business.

Apprenticeships provide 16-25 years old with a mixture of on and off-the-job training while they are being paid. As employees, apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

Apprenticeships are designed by both the employer and the Apprenticeship Scheme Co-ordinator and can be tailored to meet the employer's needs. Apprenticeships can improve an organisation's productivity and profitability, and are an effective means of filling skills gaps in current and future workforces. They are available for both new and existing employees.

What does it involve?

There are two levels of apprenticeships:
'Apprenticeships', incorporate a National Vocational Qualification to Level 2; Essential Skills and in some cases a technical certificate
'Advanced Apprenticeships', equivalent to A-levels, incorporate a National Vocational Qualification to Level 3, Essential Skills and a technical certificate


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Apprentice Mechanic Christian Minto working on heavy plant


Apprenticeships typically take between 3-5 years to complete, depending on the type of apprenticeship. A 6 month trial period at the beginning of the apprenticeship, will show if the candidate has the aptitude and attitude to complete an apprenticeship.
The Employers Role

As the employer your role will be to ensure the apprentice receives the correct and appropriate training during the 4-4.5 days they are on site. Depending on the trade this could be anything from showing apprentices how to cook main meals in a restaurant, installing doors and windows or replacing a fuel filter. Without an employer an apprenticeship would not be possible.
The Training Centre Role

The Centre will co-ordinator each apprenticeship, arrange placements, arrange overseas training and ensure the apprentices acquire the knowledge to underpin their practical work-based skills through ½ to 1 day off-the-job sessions.


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Apprentice Plumber Keiran Morrison bending pipe for a kitchen sink

The Costs?

During the time the apprentice is undertaking training locally the Falkland Islands Government Training Centre will fund 50% of the apprentice's wages and provide the apprentice with a tool allowance in their first year. During overseas training the Training Centre will fund 100% of the apprentice's wages, course fees, flights and term time accommodation costs. The wages for apprentices are as follows:

Hourly rate:


(please note that the a first year's hourly rate must be no less than £5.00 per hour)

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7.5 hour working day

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8 hour working day