Apprenticeships for Employers

Why are apprentices good for your business?

See how we worked with one employer, Barnet Homes , to deliver Apprenticeships:

  • There were more than 250,000 businesses with an apprentice in 2014/15 and 89% of employers said apprentices helped their business improve the quality of their product or service;
  • 82% of employers say they’re satisfied with the apprenticeship programme; helping them lower recruitment, training and retention costs. Qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications;
  • Apprenticeships boost productivity to businesses by on average £214.00 per week; enabling businesses to grow their skills base resulting in increased profits, lower prices and better products or services;
  • Apprentices are committed to their chosen profession and have a positive impact on business performance; research published in June 2015 showed that Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships deliver between £26.00 and £28.00 of economic benefits respectively for each £1.00 of government investment;
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships offer small businesses an opportunity to build a pool of high quality future recruits for their sector. Employee satisfaction is also high, as they feel valued as their professional development needs are met leading to greater loyalty and quality of work as employees look to repay the investment made in them.

What is an Apprenticeship?

It’s a work-based training programme designed around the needs of the employer, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification for the employee. Both new recruits as well as existing members of staff can become an Apprentice; the beauty being they earn while they learn. There are a wide variety of Apprenticeships suitable for almost every type of job role from engineering, to healthcare to dentistry and hairdressing; tailored to suit every size of business. The National Apprenticeship Service helps fund the training, so it’s often free of charge.

What is the cost?

Funding:   If your apprentice is aged between 16 and 18, government funding will cover the cost of their training. If they’re aged over 19 you may be required to make a contribution towards the training cost. 2017 will see the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy , click here for more information .

Apprentice salary:  As an employer, you will pay the Apprentice a salary reflective of industry rates and experience. The minimum wage is £3.30 per hour but you can choose to pay more.

Why choose Barnet and Southgate to deliver your Apprenticeship requirements?

We play a vital role in our local economies, particularly in addressing skills shortages and helping employers to hire the right staff. We support businesses to develop employees that are equipped for tomorrow’s business needs. In an increasingly competitive arena, we ensure that employer satisfaction is paramount. 

“Employers have a vested interest in actively developing their own pipelines of future talent and need to take more of a lead in developing the workforce of the future.”    

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

 “The communication between Barnet and Southgate College and Addison Lee has been superb. They have been very supportive, and were particularly skilled at pre-selecting suitable candidates for us. It’s been a fair commitment from all involved, not least the candidates, but it’s been worth it.”    Lesley Bowes, Addison Lee.

  The relationship with Barnet and Southgate College has made my life easy. The trainers, who all come from hospitality backgrounds, really know what they are doing and it’s reflected in the excellent design of the coursework.”    Sherwyn Gonsalves, Operations Manager, Premier Inn, Holborn.

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