What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme designed by employers for employers. Apprenticeships represent a cost effective innovative way to progress your existing staff’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or bring in new enthusiastic staff to meet the demands of your business.
The government say 96% of employers who took on an Apprentice reported benefits to their organisation, and estimates each Apprentice increases their businesses productivity by £214 per week.
Key points to an Apprenticeship:
- Apprentices must be over 16 years old
- Apprentices must be employed in a genuine job for 30+ hours per week (this can include their day at college). They CANNOT be self – employed or a volunteer
- Apprentices must complete 20% off the job training
- Minimum length of an Apprenticeship is 12 months and 1 week. Apprentices should have a contract of employment for the duration of the Apprenticeship including End-point assessment.
We offer a variety of Apprenticeship in industries including Hairdressing, Engineering, Childcare, Construction, Business support plus many more. Click below to view the Apprenticeship Courses we have to offer.
Employers who hire a new apprentice between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 will receive £3,000 per new hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age.
This is on top of the £1,000 payment already provided for new apprentices aged 16 to 18, meaning that some employers could receive £4,000 in total.
For more information please contact Paul Ward
What are the benefits to my business?
Improved Staff Morale
92% of businesses employing Apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
81% of businesses employing Apprentices report improved profits.
Skills for the Future and Staff Retention
80% of employers report Apprenticeship training has increased staff retention.
£214 a week. Businesses using Apprenticeships have increased productivity.