Delivery & Impact Measurement
K10 has an in-house Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA), which is accredited by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and supports the delivery of high quality apprenticeship programmes. It is independent of any contractor or developer.
K10’s innovative ATA model was designed to tackle the key challenges that limit the creation of construction apprenticeships:
Systemic changes to the structure of the industry and technological innovations meant that construction supply chains became fragmented, with higher levels of off-site manufacturing, and sub-contracting and shorter programmes, thus limiting the opportunities created using the traditional apprenticeship model.
Economic pressures within the sector and the structural changes mentioned above have resulted in a large-scale move away from employment and training provision using the in-house, PAYE model in construction.
K10’s ATA directly employs each apprentice on a PAYE basis and brokers each apprentice across multiple projects and work packages, therefore significantly increasing the yield of apprenticeships created, ensuring that the apprenticeships created are sustainable and delivering the highest quality of experience to both apprentices and employers.
The ATA enables us to employ apprentices directly or to run a bespoke programme for our clients for an agreed period. This ‘twin track‘ approach gives our clients greater flexibility and choice in determining the right apprenticeship solution to meet the needs of their project, supply chain strategy and delivery obligations.
If K10 is selected as the employer, we take responsibility for apprentice employment contracts, wages, tax, NI, Holiday and Sick pay.
We work with contractors and their supply chain partners to find suitable local young people for each job vacancy, and, crucially, tailor the opportunity, so that it matches an apprenticeship framework and an appropriate training provider can be appointed to deliver the non-work and assessment elements.
Effective partnering with these parties, the apprentice and local stakeholders is at the heart of our approach: