Looking to Recruit an Apprentice
We have a team of recruitment specialists who are dedicated to helping you find the ideal apprentice for your setting for FREE, and the good news is in a lot of areas we have candidates that are available immediately for interviews.
Government Incentive Scheme for employers to recruit apprentices … this has been extended!
Take advantage of the government incentive scheme of up to £3000* paid to employers who recruit new staff and place them on an apprenticeship. This means that not only do you get a cash injection into your setting; but you also help your staff to gain a qualification!
For more information, view our handy guide on Incentive payments for employers when hiring a new apprentice as well as our page on Apprenticeship funding - Levy & Non-Levy.
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What else do you need to know?
From 1st May 2017, the ESFA funding rules state that employers must provide at least 20% “off-the-job” training to their apprentices. The core focus of this training is to teach the apprentice new skills, rather than assessing existing ones.
Employers must ensure that this training equates to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted working hours. There’s no stipulation on how this time must be split, so employers can decide what works best for their business.
As of 1st April 2019 - if your total pay bill is less than £3m per annum - you’re classed as a non-levy paying employer and therefore you’ll be expected to make a 5% contribution towards the cost of your apprentice’s training (with the exception for learners aged 16 – 18 if you employ fewer than 50 staff).
The government will pay the remaining 95% up to a maximum amount of funding allowed for the apprenticeship. You’ll be expected to meet, in full, any cost which is above the funding band maximum.
View the latest ESFA rules and information about funding for training and assessing apprentices in England here.
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