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.
PLUMBING & DOMESTIC HEATING TECHNICIAN.
Max Funding £21,000
5% Contribution being £1,050
INSTALLATION ELECTRICIAN & MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN.
Max Funding £18,000
5% Contribution being £900
A £1,000 grant is available for 16–18-year-olds.
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.
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Further information can be found on the government website Here
During office hours and ask for Caroline Towner or email: Caroline Here