Many businesses across the UK have already recruited apprentices, which often is a more cost effective option than employing skilled staff, whothen need to retraining to understand new procedures and systems. Whilst apprentices are paid employees of your business, businesses can benefit from paying the apprentice wage, meaning that the cost employing an apprentice may be less than you think. Apprentices under 19 years (or above 19 years if in the 1st year of training) are required to be paid at least £2.68/hour, based on the National Minimum Wage.
Apprenticeships are open to existing staff that businesses want to develop and new members of staff, now entering the sector.
If you would like to enrol an existing member of your team onto an Apprenticeship, please contact us and we will guide you through the apprenticeship enrolment process.
If you would like to recruit a new member of staff, we can help you find your apprentice by posting your vacancy on the National Apprenticeship Matching Service website, which is used by those looking to do an apprenticeship and also match your vacancy with our lists of people wanting to do an apprenticeship in your sector. In addition to this, we will also post the vacancy on our own website and promote to interested parties, such as the schools and colleges that we work with promoting apprenticeships.
Once you have selected your new member of staff, we will enroll them onto their apprenticeship and commence their training programme. Training programmes are tailored specifically to the sector, ensuring complience with funding rules – for more information on what is included in an apprenticeship, select your area of work from the menu ‘Training Courses’ and then select ‘apprenticeship’.
Click here to download our Employers Guide to Apprenticeships.
Why Choose an Apprentice?
Visit our skills vehicle at The Forum, Norwich on Wednesday 19th February, where our team will discuss how your business could benefit from recruiting an apprentice. Our team will also be on hand to provide information, advice and guidance for young people and employers who want to know more about apprenticeships. Here are some apprenticeship facts and figures that read more