New government incentives from 1st April 2020 - 30th September 2021 mean that for any new apprenticeship roles created there are incentive payments of £3,000.
This is in addition to the £1,000 Government grant available for any business that recruits a new apprentice aged 16-18 years old and those under 25 with an
Education, Health and Care Plan
Plus, new £5,000 incentive for non-levy Staffordshire employers per apprentice hired (max of 3 apprentices).
If your business has a wage bill of less than £3million you are not required to pay the apprenticeship levy. You are required to co-invest by contributing 5% of the total apprenticeship cost. The Government pays the remaining 95%.
If you are a business with less than 50 employees and you’re employing an apprentice aged 16-18, then the apprenticeship training is fully funded by the Government. If you recruit or upskill an existing employee aged 19+ then you co-invest 5%.
The Apprenticeship Service is designed to help employers access new apprenticeship standards, training providers and funding for apprenticeships through an online service account.
It puts employers in control and allows you to access funding for apprenticeship training. It also allows you to choose the type of apprenticeships you want to run, the number of apprenticeships you take on, and the training provider that suits your needs.
Watch our webinar - Guide to using the Apprenticeship Service
Recruiting an apprentice is a great affordable way to bring new talent into your business. If you have less than 50 employees and you are employing an apprentice aged 16-18, this will be 100% funded by the government.
Zara Hale, 18, from Biddulph in Stoke-On-Trent, is currently exceeding expectations at Churchill China working in the Stone Casting department as an apprentice. Zara started her journey on the construction skills pre-apprenticeship programme with Achieve Training after realising college was not for her.
Nicola Hudson, 29, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been on an incredible journey with Achieve Training. As we celebrate 40 years in business, Nicola's journey has gone full circle, from first starting as an apprentice, to excelling and becoming a Wellbeing Development Manager in her role today - 10 years after she first joined the company. This is her story in her own words.
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Benjamin Mellor, 17, from Bignall End, Stoke-On-Trent is currently excelling his business skills at LA International in Trentham as a Business Administration Level 3 Apprentice. Just months into his apprenticeship journey with Achieve Training, Ben is already getting recognised by his team members since starting in November 2021 at LA International working alongside the Security and Data Input team.
As the world of business slowly eases back towards a situation resembling normality, there has never been a better time for employers across multiple industries to upskill their employees on an individual and collective basis through the use of carefully selected apprenticeships.
Read about businesses who are succeeding through apprenticeship recruitment and employee training with Achieve Training.