What are Aspire Apprenticeship programmes?

Our new purpose-built and standardised employer training programmes are easy to access, convenient to use and help businesses access available funding. With training providers carefully selected by the Chartered Insurance Institute, our programmes provide apprentices with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to add real value to your business.

Easy access

Government apprenticeship standards and frameworks that are accessible for all employers through simple online registration

Simple and convenient

Training programmes make it simple and convenient for employers to get apprentices up and running quickly

Complete reassurance

Only providers with proven expertise of delivering the best training for apprenticeship standards are part of our programme

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why take on an apprentice?

    Apprenticeships benefit both you and your apprentice. An apprentice is likely to be in the early stages of their career, and their enthusiasm and willingness to develop in your workplace make them a great addition to your team. In turn, they’ll learn valuable professional and technical skills they can’t get from a degree – all while earning.

  • What is an apprenticeship programme?

    • Apprenticeships are training programmes for employees aged 16 and over, helping them gain and develop skills and knowledge relevant to their career aspirations and the needs of their employer.
    • They have time limits (minimum of 12 months) and are based on skills, and will often include qualifications. New apprenticeships have an assessment at the end, which measures the capability of an apprentice.
    • The Institute for Apprenticeships oversees all apprenticeships, looking at the suitability of the training suggested for each job role and ensuring multiple apprenticeship options aren’t developed for the same job.
    • All apprenticeships are designed to develop skills within a job role. Many also contain professional qualifications to help build knowledge and understanding of specific sectors.
  • What is 20% off-the-job training?

    The requirement for 20% ‘off-the-job training’ is not as onerous as you might think, and does not necessarily mean you will have to release your apprentice one day a week to sit in a classroom. Training is an essential part of an apprenticeship and must take place during employed time. Employers may find that what they offer as part of their existing learning and development delivery counts towards the 20%. For example, revision towards CII exams, use of insurance/Broker/Financial Assess and attendance at Local Institute events.