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Posted By Apprenticeships Directory on 08/10/2018 in Apprenticeship Sector News Stories

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Grow your business with apprentices

Apprenticeships help you to grow your own talent, reduce staff turnover and give your business the skills it needs to succeed.

Leaflets and factsheets

We have a number of factsheets and leaflets for you to download and use:

We’ll show you how apprenticeships can work for your business.

If you are interested in finding out more about employing apprentices, complete our enquiry form to receive a call from an experienced adviser.

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Apprentice and employer

What’s the cost of training an apprentice?

An apprenticeship is a real job. Apprentices are your employees, but must spend 20% of their time in formal training – often provided in partnership with a training provider.

You can get government apprenticeship funding to cover some of the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. The amount of funding you can get will depend on whether or not you pay the apprenticeship levy and your apprentices’ circumstances.

For SMEs, the amount of funding you can get will depend on the size of your business and your apprentices’ circumstances:

  • the government pays 90% of an SME’s training and assessment costs for the lifetime of the apprenticeship, any age, any level (up to funding band maximum)
  • an extra £1,000 grant will be paid to any SME who takes on a 16 to 18 year old or 19 to 24 year old who has previously been in care
  • businesses with under 50 staff will also see 100% of training and assessment costs paid for if they recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 18
  • further support is also available for SMEs who take on those with additional learning needs

Download our employer guide to apprenticeships

Hear from employers who have seen the benefits of apprenticeships:


Other apprenticeship resources

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