Apprenticeships need the partnership of local businesses to be successful so we are urging employers to get involved, by providing employment opportunities.
Now is a great time to think about how apprenticeships can support your business. The ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) has announced a new payment of £2,000 to employers in England for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, and a £1,500 payment for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over, from 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021.
These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 payment for new 16-18 year-old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an education, health and care plan (EHC).
Employers are offered the opportunity to design and tailor programmes to match their needs; the mixture of on and off the job learning ensures apprentices learn the bespoke skills your business needs. This means that training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
Take a look at our current programmes.
The programme provides an opportunity for you to attract and retain the best talent for your business, by way of injecting energy, vibrancy and enthusiastic young people with fresh ideas into your organisation.
You can take on a new apprentice or up skill existing staff. Apprentices aged 16-18 are free with no employer contribution, whilst those aged 19+ the employer will need to make an employer contribution.
In May 2017 the government introduced a new Apprenticeship Levy. Find out more about this and calculate the levy you would pay.