Whether you employ three people or three thousand, hiring an apprentice gives you the opportunity to shape and grow the next generation of talent, as well as upskilling and developing your existing team.
As the South’s experts in Apprenticeships, we’ll help you discover the real benefits – for you, your team and your business.
Our dedicated team will work with you to find the perfect person to join your team – we’ll help with writing the job description, we’ll advertise the vacancy on our job board and we’ll shortlist candidates for you to review…It’s all part of the service.
Unlock their potential
Growing your business takes a true team effort. Supercharge their skillset with practical, career-focused training and watch your team flourish, and business boom.
Make the most of your levy
If you’re a business with an annual salary bill of £3m or more, you’re already paying into the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’ – why not use it to nurture and develop your team?
Big benefits. Little prices.
If you’re a small business, there’s never been a better time to introduce Apprenticeships to your business – the Government pay 95% of the cost. No hidden fees, no catches.
A helping hand…
As an added incentive, you’ll also be entitled to a
when you hire an Apprentice aged 16-18*, which you can use towards the cost of training your new employee.
*or 19-24 with an Education Health Care Plan
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Your questions answered
A quick guide to all things Apprenticeships…
How do Apprenticeships work?
An Apprenticeship combines a real job with the opportunity to learn new skills and develop knowledge and behaviours.
How much do Apprenticeships cost?
All Apprenticeship standards are placed in a funding band, which set the maximum amount of funding that can be used towards training costs over the length of the Apprenticeship. The same funding bands apply to all employers paying for Apprenticeships.
Will I have to pay the levy?
You’ll need to pay the Apprenticeship levy if your annual salary bill is £3million or more. You’ll pay 0.5% of the total amount, which is collected directly through PAYE.
How do I find an Apprentice? Can you help?
Absolutely! – we’ll work closely with your internal team to put together a job description and we’ll post the job on our dedicated job board. We also review CVs before sending a shortlist over to you to arrange interviews.
How many Apprentices can I employ at once?
The short answer is: as many as you like! – but it is important to make sure you have the right structure in place to support their development so that they get the most out of their Apprenticeship.
How much do I have to pay an Apprentice?
There is no maximum amount you can pay an apprentice, but you must pay them at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices (currently £4.15 per hour) if they are aged under 19 years old, or over 19 years old and in the first year of their Apprenticeship.
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage once they are over the age of 19, or have completed their first year of their Apprenticeship.
Where is training completed?
Training is completed in a variety of ways – some training will happen in the workplace, whilst other training might take the form of assignments or research, or group workshops.
What is ‘off-the-job training’?
Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement for all apprentices. It means that a period equivalent to 20% of their normal working hours should be used for training that is specifically for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviour in their Apprenticeship. You can find out more in our guide to ‘Off-the-Job training’.