Training Programme

Training Programme

Are you considering recruiting trained Interns and apprentices?

Have you thought about the Mobile Applications Development Apprenticeship Program?

AppsClusters’ Mobile Applications Development (MAD) ‘employer led’ Apprenticeship Programme will provide the following benefits:

  • High calibre well motivated applicants
  • Well established, effective training and assessment programme
  • Recruitment and selection facilitated by AppsCluster
  • Continual advice and support from AppsCluster
  • High apprentice achievement rates
  • Financial Support from the government sponsored apprenticeship programme


An innovative way to tackle the lack of mainstream support for those budding programming enthusiasts.

The AppsCluster team have been working together for over a year in the development and implementation of this innovative Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme available for 16 – 24 year olds.


What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn a wage while they train in a real job, gaining a real qualification and laying the foundations for a successful future. –


How will an Apprenticeship benefit my business?

Apart from being eligible for a grant of up to £2,500. Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a way to find fresh new talent. Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs, now and in the future. The mixture of learning and on the job experience ensures they gain the skills that work best for your business.

Apprentices can help you to be more competitive and productive. Training apprentices also costs less than hiring qualified staff, reducing your training and recruitment costs.

More questions? visit the Employers FAQ Page

2. Process Applications
3. Start Apprentice
4.Sustain Apprentice


Complete a vacancy form

1Once a completed Vacancy From is received we will send you an email to confirm receipt and provide with you with template: JD’s, Contracts, Job Adverts and contact you to organise a briefing meeting.

Interview applicants

2During the first briefing meeting, AppsCluster will discuss your recruitment process and provide necessary support, including creating an appropriate application form and scoring process.

AppsCluster will administer aptitude tests: Candidates will be required to attend and complete the tests in a time controlled environment.

Jointly shortlist candidates for Interviews: AppsCluster will provide employers with copies of the completed application forms and aptitude test results as well as a list of suggested short listed candidates for interview. AppsCluster will invite shortlisted candidates for interview: We normally expect the interview panel to consist of a representative from the employer and AppsCluster. Interviews will normally take place at your premises unless otherwise agreed.

Work ready applicants

3Bespoke training material for iOS & Android: AppsCluster curriculum requires students to build products as they learn, we ensure that your apprentice is building apps similar to or appropriate to your companies products or needs.

Apprentices will receive a period of Intensive training on Java/Eclipse, Objective C/Xcode before starting their work placement. The time table for apprentices will typically include 3 to 4 days of working and ongoing training over a 12 month period leading to the achievement of accredited qualifications in Android and iOS development.

Continuous mentoring by AppsCluster

4Throughout the twelve month apprentice programme each apprentice will receive mentoring support, a Continuous Professional Development Plan and attend events with other participants to share good practice and participate in peer learning activities. AppsCluster will have regular feedback meetings with employers.


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