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Apprenticeships - For Employers


Have you considered hiring an apprentice or investing in an Apprenticeship for an existing member of staff? Our guide for employers will answer your questions about how an apprentice would work in your company, how much it costs and who provides the training.

According to the National Apprenticeship Service, 96% of companies that employ apprentices have reported a benefit to their business. Apprenticeships are designed around employers’ needs and lead to nationally recognised qualifications for the apprentice

What Is An Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around the needs of employers, which leads to nationally recognised qualifications for the apprentice.

Who Trains Apprentices?

This training is flexible and is predominantly ‘on-the-job’ so it takes place on your premises. Learning providers such as ourselves provide assistance and tutors to education and train apprentices.

An Apprenticeship will ensure that your apprentice is properly trained to perform the job you need them to do and you can potentially receive government funding.

Who Can Do An Apprenticeship?

Anyone, from a school-leaver looking to enter the workplace to an existing employee who wants to progress in their chosen career. An Apprenticeship is a great way to motivate your staff and enable them to take on more tasks and responsibilities.

How Much Does It Cost?

The apprentice will need to be paid a wage, like any other employee. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices under 19 is £2.88 an hour, which is £115.20 for a 40 hour week. The Government supplies funding for training through the National Apprenticeship Service. The amount varies depending on the age of the apprentice and the size of the employer. 16-18 year-olds are fully funded whereas the company may need to co-fund the training for an older apprentice. For more information, check out our short Funding Guide to Apprenticeships that will help make sense of it all.