HR Apprenticeships for Businesses

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Helping you to grow a talented, motivated and qualified workforce

Develop Your Most Valuable Asset – Your Workforce

If your organisation has an annual salary bill of over £3 million then you are already paying into the Apprenticeship Levy so why not use this pot of money to develop your most valuable asset – your workforce?

  • RoATP Main Provider

    As a RoATP main provider, Watson Martin is already delivering HR Apprenticeship programmes to cohorts from large organisations with amazing results.

    RoATP Main Provider
    Heather Watson FCIPD
    Managing Partner
  • Flexible Schemes

    Our flexible Apprenticeship schemes are tailored to your business and we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke solutions.

    Flexible Schemes
    Sharon White
    Apprenticeship Expert
  • Best for Your Business

    Through a combination of on-the-job training at your organisation with off-the-job learning from us, we can achieve the best outcome for your business.

    Best for Your Business
    Melanie Martin FCIPD
    Managing Partner

We offer a complete end-to-end package

From beginner to advanced, we are here to support your apprentices through to successful completion of an industry standard Apprenticeship programme and associated qualification.

Throughout the lifecycle of the project, we:

  • Developing a high-quality Apprenticeship strategy
  • Supporting the recruiting and selection of apprentices
  • Mapping job roles and internal training to Apprenticeship standards
  • Quality assurance
  • Delivering the training programme including preparation for end-point assessment
  • Selecting an end-point assessment provider
  • Helping you secure return on investment (ROI)

Implementing Your Apprenticeship Strategy

We have been in the Human Resources business for a very long time and have successfully supported countless HR practitioners through their CIPD learning journey. This knowledge and experience is used to maximum effect when collaborating with large organisations to deliver approved HR Apprenticeship schemes.

We work with cohorts of a minimum of ten people and can deliver to the full Apprenticeship standards not only to provide CIPD qualifications at levels 3 and 5 but also meeting the 20% off the job learning provision, functional skills, End Point Assessment (EPA) preparation and all of the ESFA government requirements in terms of monitoring and reporting. 

Your apprentices will benefit from the very best industry facilitators, a planned programme of workshops, 24/7 access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), e-portfolio and other quality online materials, a dedicated account manager, administration team, and rigorous monitoring from start to finish.

Your line managers will be offered a range of support including: an overview of the content of each unit, objective setting, coaching techniques, conducting progress reviews and how to deliver feedback. All units are mapped against the approved Apprenticeship Standards.

The Process



Initial collaboration including familiarisation of client, apprentices selection, programme content, monitoring & auditing processes.



Programme content mapped to client’s requirements, programme design agreed, key programme success measures confirmed.

  • Line managers engaged and responsibilities established.

    Programme development, activities, materials and support systems required.

    Dates agreed for delivery, assessment, progression and communication.

    Apprentice assessments and Individual Learning Needs (ILN) confirmed.

    Commitment statement and agreement signed.



Your custom tailored apprenticeship programme is now ready to go. Delivery will be scheduled and the rest as they say is history.

Apprenticeships can be tailored to your company’s needs particularly if you have enough numbers – we ask for a minimum of ten apprentices for our HR programmes. We can then focus on the policies, cultures and values of the organisation.  In this way they are similar to the best graduate training programmes.

From beginner to advanced, we support your apprentices through to successful completion of an industry standard Apprenticeship programme

Our Apprenticeship Programmes

Watson Martin is approved as a Main Provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training (RoATP) and is ideally placed to help your business develop and implement a comprehensive HR Apprenticeship strategy. We offer two Apprenticeship standards in HR – Level 3 and Level 5 – across England and Wales. 

HR Apprenticeship Level 3

The Level 3 qualification is the academic equivalent of an A level, an ideal first professional qualification in HR. Aimed at employees who want a good grounding in the HR basics and have a supporting role in the team working with a line manager.

HR Apprenticeship Level 5

The Level 5 qualification which is set at the level of a University Foundation degree, is ideal for all those currently employed in advisory level roles who would like to further develop their HR management skills.

To discuss how we can help you implement your apprenticeship strategy, call Sharon White, our Apprenticeship Expert on 020 7932 2760 or complete the form below

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Why Choose Watson Martin?

  • An established qualifications provider with excellent pass rates, we have successfully supported thousands of HR and L&D professionals throughout their CIPD journey.
  • Approved as a Main Provider on the RoATP, we are already delivering HR Apprenticeship programmes for large levy paying organisations with salary bills of £3 million plus.
  • We offer a complete support package including recruitment, mapping job roles and internal training to apprenticeship standards, quality assurance, selecting an end-point assessment provider, and managing the monthly financial/data returns.
  • Our team has in-depth experience of delivering HR graduate development programmes with large organisations including Centrica and RBS.
  • Watson Martin tutors are all subject matter experts with an unparalleled depth of HR knowledge and experience along with the academic weight required to deliver high quality Apprenticeship programmes. All have a minimum of CIPD Chartered Member status.
  • We consistently achieve the highest CIPD Quality Assurance rating. This signifies that the CIPD is very confident that there is little or no risk to the integrity of the qualification and/or the CIPD brand.
  • A long-term partnership with the REED Group gives us the support and infrastructure to provide an unrivalled recruitment service.
  • We offer flexible Apprenticeship schemes tailored to work with your business and we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke solutions.
  • All our Apprenticeship programmes are assigned a dedicated account manager who has the experience and enthusiasm to work closely alongside your team, ensuring your short and long term objectives are realised and reported.