We have been investing and supporting apprentices since 2017 with over 35 talented individuals coming through our programme and 99% achieving their qualification at the end of their contract.
Over 65% of our apprentices have successfully been offered a permanent role at Catalyst which is our aim in line with our strategy to invest and retain talent.
Here are some of the benefits of why you should join our Apprenticeship Programme:
Our Head Office is based in Ealing Broadway, easily accessed via public transport such as; Ealing Broadway Station only 10 minutes-walk which has the central and district line, as well as GWR. There are a number of bus stops nearby to the office heading towards West Ealing or Acton and beyond. We have limited parking spaces; however street parking is available.
Our second largest office base for Apprentices is Houghton Regis, Luton which has a large car park and driving to and from this location is recommended.
We offer a generous annual leave scheme of 25 days per year. If you continue to stay with us as a permanent colleague this will increase to 27 days and raise to a maximum of 30 days after two years’ continuous service.
You are also entitled to an extra 8 bank holidays per year and two paid volunteering days each year.
Mentoring and buddying
As an Apprentice, you will be allocated a member of the Learning and Organisational Development team who will mentor you throughout your programme to help you grow and support to achieve your qualification by the end of your contract. Subject to performance you will also be supported in applying for internal vacancies with Catalyst.
You will also have an allocated buddy in your team who will be your ‘go-to’ person in times of need, support, and general advice.
At Catalyst we recruit apprentices with a variety of different roles and qualifications, so we like to ensure you are there for one another by forming an ‘apprentice community’. This includes regular team building activities, shadowing opportunities to understand each other’s roles, bespoke training courses and much more.
An important part to your Apprenticeship Programme is to learn as much as possible, with your qualification, your role, and the wider organisation you’re working for. Typical working hours are 35 per week and this will include studying, shadowing colleagues / teams and undertaking duties in your role. This blend enables you with the tools and knowledge to perform to a high standard, as well as understanding the wider organisation and opportunities.
Discounts and pension
A generous salary sacrifice pension scheme: matching a contribution of 5% of your monthly salary with another 9% by us. We also offer a healthcare cashback plan for you and any dependants, covering dental fees, eye-care, wellbeing massages, physio, chiropody and much more. You will also have access to free mobile phone insurance and a huge range of discounts at high street stores, restaurants, cinema tickets, holidays, insurance policies and much, much more.