Apprenticeships - Information for Employer

Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job.

For new apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022 you will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000.

You can use the payment for

The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.

The payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 an employer will already get for taking on an apprentice who is either:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • under 25care leaver and those with an EHCP

Apprentices can be new or current employees.

You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage.

Your apprentice must:

  • work with experienced staff
  • learn job-specific skills
  • get time for training or study during their working week (at least 20% of their normal working hours)

Would your organisation benefit from an Apprentice? Do you want to save money, address skills gaps and make sure your new member of staff is the perfect fit for your business?

Or have you got existing staff members keen to progress in their careers and who are keen to develop new skills?

By using Apprenticeships, you get the chance to train new and existing staff members. An apprentice costs less than you might think, and funding is available. Whether your sector is, business services or hair and beauty, Health Care or childcare an Apprenticeship could help take your organisation to the next level. We are here to support you every step of the way.

We offer a fully supported recruitment service

Your vacancies will be published on the Find An Apprenticeship website for candidate applications.

We will support you to select a shortlist of candidates who you feel could be a good match for the role, and for your organisation. We can co-ordinate interviews for you, and offer support to help you choose the best person.

You’ll then employ your chosen apprentice under your usual terms and conditions.

Upskilling Existing Staff Members

What better way to train your existing staff than through an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are an easy process to really develop your team members to ensure that you both gain maximum benefits – developing your staff whilst developing your business!

How it Works

Get in touch with our Business Engagement team to talk through the options and ensure that you and your staff are accessing great opportunities!

Call us on  01752 202264 or e-mail to get started or find out more.