If you are an employer who has previously had apprentices in your organisation, it will already be clear to you the benefits they can bring. 86% of employers with an established apprenticeship programme reported that apprenticeships have helped to develop skills that are relevant to the needs of their organisation.
As a non-levy paying employer, what’s more, the government will pay 90% of the training costs, so it really is a win-win situation.
You can also receive a grant of £1,000 if you recruit a 16-18 year old apprentice. Plus you’re not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under 25 years of age on the lower tax rate.
There are thousands of highly motivated people looking for the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your business. What’s more, apprenticeships are a great way to upskill your existing staff, giving them additional skills and qualifications that will ultimately contribute to the future success of your business.
So what must you do for your apprentice....
- pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage
- ensure they work with experienced staff
- allow them to learn job-specific skills
- provide them with time to study during their working week
Research with employers has proven that apprenticeships really do work….
- 83% of employers would speak favourably about apprenticeships to other employers
- 69% of employers report that apprenticeships have helped improve staff retention
- 78% of employers surveyed stated apprenticeships improved productivity
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