Apprenticeship Scheme

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Our Apprenticeship Scheme

Apprenticeships aren’t just reserved for school or college leavers, they are available to anyone at any age and are suitable for new career starters and existing staff. Gain professional qualifications while learning on the job and earning a proper salary as you do, our apprenticeships offer the perfect way to launch an exciting new career!

TH March has been recognised for its commitment to apprenticeships. We received the Silver accreditation for the We Invest in Apprentices framework, part of Investors in People. We Invest in Apprentices recognises companies which work hard to train and support those looking to gain qualifications while earning a wage. TH March is one of just 19 companies to achieve the new Government-backed accreditation.


What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?

There are so many to list. Let’s begin. With an apprenticeship you have the chance to gain professional qualifications (potentially up to degree level), while getting invaluable hands-on experience. You will also be earning a salary as you train and learn.

Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages and remain a fantastic way for anyone to begin a new career.

Still unsure? Here’s just some more benefits to expect by doing an apprenticeship:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Benefit from support systems
  • Get paid to learn
  • Gain industry-recognised and nationally recognised qualifications
  • Enjoy student discounts
  • Get a feel for the work environment
  • Improve your employability

What does an apprenticeship involve?

An apprenticeship offers an interesting mixture of real-life experience and study. You will be spending part of your time working and learning on the job with us, and the rest studying for your professional qualifications. Study time this varies between apprenticeships, but as a guide, typically you will spend 80% of your time on the job, with the other 20% of your working week dedicated to your studies.

How old do I have to be to become an apprentice?

If you’re 16 or over you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education. There is no upper age limit.

What happens when you finish an apprenticeship?

When your apprenticeship comes to an end, you have plenty of choices. Plus you’ll have industry-recognised and nationally recognised qualifications relevant to your role, which you can continue to build on. It’s possible you may decide you want to go on to study for another apprenticeship at a higher level, or you might wish to take a break from formal learning.

Most individuals choose to stay with their employer or you could apply for another apprenticeship, go onto further or higher education, or find a new career that uses your new skills. Throughout your apprenticeship we will work with you to help you decide on your next steps. TH March has run its Apprenticeship Scheme for 15 years and, since then, has hosted 31 apprentices, with 18 still working for the company.

Where can I find out more about apprenticeships?

There’s a useful website called The Apprenticeship Guide with lots of information and you can check out the Government’s Apprenticeship website.

What benefits do I get at TH March?

We provide an excellent training and working environment, plus many other staff benefits.

  • Hybrid Working (After an initial training period)
  • Good career prospects in a supportive environment that encourages role specific professional qualifications and CPD
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years service
  • TH March was revealed as a Top Insurance Workplace of 2020 and Top Insurance Employer of 2021 and 2023
  • An invitation to join our valuable Pension Scheme, with generous employer contributions
  • Private Medical Insurance (currently BUPA) – includes access to referred mental health services
  • Cash Plan Scheme (currently WPA) – can help you to cover the cost of everyday healthcare by reimbursing you for some or all of the cost of routine and/or unforeseen healthcare costs and appointments, plus Gym Membership discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme – includes access to 24/7 counselling line and a variety of confidential tools for general health and wellbeing tips.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training support and sponsorship to gain industry professional qualifications
  • Monthly staff recognition Awards – March Star Awards. Nominated by staff for staff
  • 11% of the workforce are Mental Health First Aiders
  • Staff Suggestions Awards – Bright Ideas
  • Regular Pulse Surveys to ensure staff have a voice
  • TH March has signed the Mindful Employer Charter
  • TH March are recognised as Committed to being a Menopause Friendly Employer

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