Why are apprentices good for your business?
See how we worked with one employer,
, to deliver Apprenticeships:
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.
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.
Grants : You may be entitled to the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) which is up to £1,500 to help small and medium-sized businesses take on their first apprentice. Read more about AGE .
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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