Employer

Our successful recruitment process to source high quality candidates embarking on Apprenticeships, is on-going and we can supply you with an apprentice at anytime throughout the year.

  • WE will advertise your vacancy FREE of charge (on-line ‘Recruit an Apprentice’)
  • WE will carry out in-depth candidate assessments
  • WE will select suitable candidates to meet your criteria
  • WE will send you electronic profiles
  • WE will organise the interviews
  • YOU make your choice
  • YOU pay the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices

We can source apprentices for roles in: Business Administration, Customer Service, Hairdressing, Barbering, Health and Social Care, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning.

Alternatively, if you have found your own staff and would like to enrol them onto an apprenticeship or stand alone QCF programme, then contact us today.

Funding 

  1. Employers with under 50 employees recruiting a 16-18 year old will be fully funded and will be eligible for the £1,000 incentive that is paid at month 3 and 12 of the apprenticeship.
  2. Employers with under 50 employers recruiting an apprentice aged 19 or over will pay 5% contribution towards the cost of the qualification and will not be eligible for the government incentive.
  3. Employers with 50+ employees with less than a £3 million pay bill will pay 5% towards the cost of the qualification when recruiting or starting a member of staff on programme. The employer will be eligible for the £1,000 incentive when recruiting a 16-18 year old.
  4. Employers who have a pay bill of £3 million or over will pay through the apprenticeship levy and will also be eligible for the £1,000 incentive when recruiting a 16-18 year old.

NEW INCENTIVE PAYMENT FOR HIRING A NEW APPRENTICE 

Employers will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for each apprentice they take on as a new employee between 1 April and 30 September 2021. This includes apprentices who have previously been made redundant, who will already have acquired some of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours that will make them occupationally competent and a great asset to any business. This is in addition to the £1,000 incentive when employing a 16-18 year old.

Further information on the following link: CHANGES TO THE INCENTIVE PAYMENT

APPRENTICE WAGE

As an employer of apprentices you must ensure you’re paying them at least the National Minimum Wage for all the time they’re working. Time spent in training counts as working time. Once training time is included an apprentice’s hourly rate of pay should be at least (from 1st April 2021):

  • £4.30 if they are aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship.
  • £6.56 if they are aged 19 to 20 and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.
  • £8.36 if they are aged 21 to 22 and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.
  • £8.91 if they are aged 23 or over and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.

For an employer’s guide to paying the National Minimum Wage correctly, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/calculating-the-minimum-wage

For free and confidential advice about National Minimum Wage, call the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1160 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm).  

FUNDING YOUR APPRENTICE

From 1 April 2021 all new apprenticeships will be managed and funded using the apprenticeship service. All employers hiring apprentices will need to have an apprenticeship service account.

You need to create or sign in to an apprenticeship account, then you’ll be able to get funding to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment costs.

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