DO YOU KNOW just how valuable and inexpensive an apprentice could be to you? An additional team member in your organisation could provide essential support, allowing you and your existing staff more time to focus on developing and growing your business.
Employing an Apprentice
With potential for grants of up to £1500, having an apprentice working and training with you for one year could cost as little as £2800. So its good for you and great for the young person you are giving an opportunity to.
There’s a huge range of job roles covered with the modern apprenticeships – over 1,500 actually! Supported by the 250 different frameworks available, from intermediate through to advanced and higher levels, apprenticeships now present a real alternative to university for a varied calibre of young people.
Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled, qualified workforce and improve productivity while reducing costs.
Key facts about Apprenticeships:
- The National Minimum Wage rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour
- They must work for a minimum of 30 hours per week
- An apprenticeship can last between one and four years
- Training costs for apprentices under the age of 18 at time of registration is funded
- There may be additional funding of up to £1500 available
- We can help you to source a suitable candidate
To access our apprenticeship resources visit the Workforce & Skills hub. There is information on:
- Employing an apprentice – a breakdown of the key facts to consider when recruiting an apprentice.
- Funding Opportunities – information about the Apprenticeship Grant.
- Case Studies – From the 2014 National Apprenticeship Week, view some of the case studies we have collected on the Swale Borough Council Facebook Page.
- Why Apprenticeships Work – Hear from the people who know, apprenticeships and their employers.
- How to find an apprenticeship – Looking for an apprenticeship? Here is our guide on where to search.
If you haven’t been able to find what you are looking for, please talk to us.