Apprenticeships for Employers

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid job which offers hands-on work experience alongside off-the-job training. Apprenticeships help to shape the future of your business by bringing in fresh skills and developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. This provides an effective way to meet future skills demand, avoid external recruiting and improve staff retention.

How an apprenticeship works 

Apprentices must spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job training, however, they may need more than this if, for example, they need training in English and Maths. It is up to the employer and training provider to decide how the off the- job training is delivered. Apprenticeships include a formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

Apprenticeship Levy

  • Apprenticeship Levy is an amount paid at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s annual pay bill.
  • If you have an annual pay bill of over £3 million you will have to pay the Apprenticeship Levy 
  • The allowance reduces the amount of Apprenticeship Levy you have to pay by £15,000 across the year.

Apprenticeship Levels

What apprenticeships we offer

We currently offer the following Apprenticeships:

  • Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Healthcare Science Associate Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Multi-Channel Marketer Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

How can an apprentice help you? 

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

  • Increasing employee satisfaction
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Reducing recruitment costs
  • Having the influence of fresh and innovative ideas to your business 
  • Progression opportunities to help you develop your workforce into managers or leaders

Apprenticeships are available to all ages over 16. 

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