Information For Apprentice Employers

Are you an employer, thinking about taking on an apprentice? If you have questions or are unsure how it all works, give our team a call on 01273 934278, we are always happy to have a chat about your options, and how we can support you.


Employers Information



Do you want to employ an apprentice? We can help!

We can advertise your vacancy on the National Apprenticeships website, our website and also social media.

We will support you to select the most suitable candidate for your business and invite them to our training centre to undertake an initial assessment.

You will receive advice and help with enrolment, including setting up your Digital Apprenticeship Account if you don’t already have one.

We will monitor and assess your apprentice towards their qualification through regular planned reviews and give feedback on progress towards targets.


As an employer you will need to ensure that;

  • The apprentice is employed.
  • Ensure that 20% of their working hours are dedicated to off the job learning.
  • They attend the Training Centre every week on their allotted day.
  • Ensure they are paid the correct salary as per the National Minimum Wage guidelines.



Employers with a payroll bill of less than £3 million a year do not need to pay the levy.  From 1st April 2019 for non-levy paying employers’ new starts in England, at least 95% of the apprenticeship training and assessment costs will be paid for by the government. We ask these employers to make a 5% cash contribution (co-investment) to the cost, paid directly to the provider. The government will cover the remainder up to the agreed funding band maximum for the chosen standard or framework.

The funding is secured through the Digital Account employers need to set up at the start of the apprentice’s employment.


Qualifications offered at Tungsten Training Centre;


18 Month programme

Gas Safe Approved

Open to all applicants 16+

5% Employers contribution for all students over 19 years of age



Level 3

48 months

Max Funding £21,000

5% Contribution being £1,050



Level 3

42 months

Max Funding £18,000

5% Contribution being £900


Incentive Payments;

Employers still have time to apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. These apprentices must have an apprenticeship start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2021.

Applications close 30 November 2021.

Employers will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022 once applications open in January 2022.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • aged 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority.

Employers can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021 via their apprenticeship service account.


Employer National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under 25

From 6th April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class1 NI Contributions on their earnings below £827 a week.

They must be under 25 years old and following an approved UK government statutory apprenticeship standard.

Click here for further information.


For more information on apprenticeships at Tungsten Training Centre click here.

Further information can be found on the government website  Here

or call us on 01273 934278

During office hours and ask for Caroline Towner or email: Caroline Here

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