Top 5 Apprenticeship Tips for employers
An apprenticeship is a program that trains a worker to become skilled in a particular trade. Apprenticeships combine hands-on work with classroom learning to train the apprentice. Apprenticeships are considered full-time employment. As the apprentice is learning, they are also applying the lessons through working.
Here are 5 benefits to employers taking on an apprentice:
1. Make the most of government funding
Use government funding to prepare staff for a significant future in your business, by gaining internationally recognised qualifications.
- If you’re a levy-paying employer, you can use the funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment (up to a funding band maximum)
- If you’re a non-levy paying employer, you can share the cost of apprenticeship training with the government.
Note that the apprentice’s salary and associated costs (such as statutory licences to practice, travel and subsidiary expenses and work placement programmes where applicable) remain your responsibility as an employer.
2. Expand and upskill your workforce
You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee to target a skills gap within the business.
3. Adapt their training according to the needs of your business
You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates, to people who want to further their careers or change career direction completely.
4. Improve productivity
78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
5. Improve your service
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Digital Future First is a part funded EU project; it’s partners (Supplaynt, DBFB and The Learning & Skills Academy) have access to many projects across the SEMLEP region and are here to support you and your business.
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Find out more about Government support
Although, we have access to a range of Government programs and incentives, you may want to look at the Government website.
See guidance and resources on good work experience including:
- work experience placements that work guide from CIPD
- employer case studies from Skills Training UK
- why they work videos from the Learning and Work Institute
- work experience quality standard accreditation from Fair Train
Get support to deliver work experience for people with learning difficulties or disabilities from: