IC Training Centre

We are a training provider based in Ilford. We work with employers all over London to offer young people apprenticeship, Kickstarter and traineeship programmes. This gives employers real value allowing them to upskill their workforce and futureproof with high quality, highly motivated individuals, whilst simultaneously giving young people important training, experience and the skills they need to move forward in life.

Our mission is to ensure that we contribute towards economic growth by reducing the skills shortage gap. We meet employer’s needs and help to develop flourishing communities by offering a wide range of educational, learning, training and development opportunities, working hand in hand with students and employers.

As we discussed at the fair you can find more details about our different programmes below.



A traineeship is a fantastic way for an employer to:

  • Get to know and work with a young person to see if they’re right for an apprenticeship or job in their business.
  • Develop current employees’ experience.
  • Recruit new talent for their business.
  • Claim an employer incentive of £1,000 when a work experience placement of over 70 hours has been completed.

A Traineeship is a programme for young people aged 16 – 24. This starts with IC Training Centre providing a 4 – 6 week course consisting of employability, customer service and digital skills training. This helps the individual acquire important work place skills and ensures that employers receive high quality candidates.

After this, trainees undertake a 100 hour work placement with the employer, consisting of 25 – 35 working hours per week.

Employer only need to pay food and travel,

You will receive a £1000 government grant for every trainee you take on.



Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation.
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity.
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service.

Employers can apply for a payment of £3000 for new apprentices.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

  • Aged 16 to 18 years old.
  • Aged 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority.

If you employ fewer than 50 employees, the government will pay 100% of the apprenticeship training costs up to the funding band maximum for apprentices aged:

  • Aged 16 to 18 years old.
  • Aged 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority.
If your apprentice does not fall into the categories above but you are an employer that doesn’t have a pay bill over £3 million each year, you pay just 5% towards the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The government will pay the rest up to the funding band maximum.

An apprenticeship can be any age and the programme usually lasts from 12 – 18 months. The apprentice will work with the employer throughout their apprenticeship for at least 30 hours per week.

When hiring an apprentice we will work with you to ensure the course being provided is appropriate to your business needs. Some of our most popular apprenticeship standards with employers are:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Digital Marketer, Digital IT Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 2 & 3 Child Care Apprenticeship

The apprentice will spend 20% of their work hours learning from industry experts at the centre.

We pride ourselves in the excellent quality of our apprentices and of our apprenticeship programmes. In 2018/19 we saw a 94.6% achievement rate from our students and last year we saw that grow to 100%.



The Kickstart Scheme offers a six-month job for young people aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. Not only will you have a young person working for you, funded by the Government, you will also be supporting them to develop transferable skills that are aimed at increasing their chances of sustained employment.

By hiring a young person through the Kickstart Scheme, you will have someone working for you for six-months who could bring with them fresh ideas and energy that can help your business flourish.

You will be giving someone who is unemployed a potentially life-changing opportunity to start a new career in your industry and be playing your part in the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding until March 2022, this funding covers:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months.
  • Associated employer National Insurance contributions.
  • Minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions.

How to move forward?

If you are interested in any of these programmes we would kindly ask you to click the button below and to fill our our employer sign up form. After this we will be in touch with you regarding the next steps.

We would also like to remind you that available funding for these schemes runs out in January and March 2022 for apprenticeships and Kickstart respectively.


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