The benefits of apprenticeships are well documented and proven. They increase loyalty and job satisfaction, up-skill your workforce, increase your productivity and generate innovation.
They're a great way to bring new talent to your organisation, but a popular misconception is that's all they're good for. Apprenticeships are also a great way to develop your existing talent to the very highest level in a really cost effective way.
This might mean developing a trades-person to be a master-trades-person, but it also means taking dedicated staff through the management ranks through to director, managing director and even CEO level through higher and degree-level leadership and management apprenticeships.
This utilisation of apprenticeship training is hugely underutilised and a missed opportunity in terms of effective workforce and succession planning. We can help you tap into this potential.
Quick Guide to Apprenticeships
There are different levels of apprenticeships; Intermediate (equivalent of 5 A*-C GCSEs). Advanced (equivalent of 2 A-Levels), Higher (equivalent of a foundation degree), and Degree (equivalent of a full Bachelor's or Master's degree).
Your commitments as an employer:
- You must pay the Apprentice National Minimum Wages of £3.40 per hour
- Offer a minimum 12-month contract (30-40 hours per week)
- Support college attendance, if requried, on a day/block release basis
You may get a grant of £1,500 per apprenticeship (for up to five apprentices) if:
- You have less than 50 employees
- Your apprentice is aged between 16 and 24
- You have not had an apprentice in the last 12 months
- Apprentices aged 16-18 are fully funded by the Government
- Apprentices aged 19+ fees are set by training providers and co-funded by the Government
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