Employ an Apprentice
There’s never been a better time to think Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are an effective training tool for new and existing employees of all ages, from 16 upwards.
You may want to recruit and train an Apprentice, to become a valued member of your team, or you might want to offer a current employee a professional qualification and training to help them progress in their role and within your company.
Cost-effective recruitment and training
To ensure businesses are supported through Covid 19 recovery the Government has announced a package for businesses looking to take on a new employee as an Apprentice:
- Up to £3,000 incentive for employers taking on a new apprentice. In addition to the £1,000 incentive already paid for an Apprentice aged under 19 (or under 25yrs with an Education and Health Care Plan), employers will receive an extra:
- £2,000 payment for an Apprentice aged under 25yrs, and
- £1,500 payment to an employer taking on an apprentice aged over 25yrs.
- £1,000 payment to an employer taking on a trainee or pre-Apprentice aged under 25yrs. Click here to find out more.
- £1,000 for current Apprentices who have been on furlough, which remain continuously employed through to the end of January 2021.
There is funding available for all ages of apprentice. Young workers, aged 16-18, receive full course funding, and you only pay 5% of the course price for apprentices aged 19+ – which is as little as £150 per apprenticeship programme! If your company is taxed the Apprenticeship Levy, you can re-invest these funds back into training your team.
Find out more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and how you can invest the pot back into your organisation, with our guidance and support.
We take the hassle out of recruitment
We will take away the stress of administration, offer guidance and advice to get you started, and provide you with ongoing support. You will have a dedicated account manager, as well as one-point-of-contact for training.
Our team of Training and Recruitment Advisers work across different sectors – visit our meet the team page to see which of them can help you in your sector.
No.1 in South of England for Employer Satisfaction
*DofE employer survey 2018
Ofsted Outstanding Provider
Exeter No.1 city in the UK for number of Apprentices
*Centre for Cities Think Tank Report
Success rates 16% above average
Our team of Training and Recruitment Advisers work across different sectors. Visit our meet the team page to see which of them can help you in your sector.
Fill the skills gap in your business
Generate fresh thinking
Develop existing talent
Help someone fulfill their potential
Instill your ethos from the start
Future-proof your workforce
Other great reasons to Think Apprenticeships
100s of apprenticeship courses to choose from
We offer programmes in a huge variety of disciplines – from white collar to blue collar workers. Qualifications range from Level 2 (GCSE Standard) up to undergraduate and postgraduate degree level.
Not only can Apprenticeships be utilised to train sector-specific knowledge and skills, but many of our professional courses, such as Business, Management and HR, or Accountancy, IT and Software Development can be applied to nearly all business.
Up-to-date, industry-specific training
Our Apprenticeship programmes have been shaped by businesses and industry leaders, and are delivered by sector experts – ensuring the 20% Off-the-Job Training is a worthwhile investment that benefits your organisation. The biggest misconception about Apprenticeships is that they are solely for school leavers, but the NEW style of Apprenticeship course is perfect for promoting professional development. Offering training and progression to your current employees shows commitment to your workforce, helping with staff retention and team morale. You’ll be able to develop a highly skilled workforce, with the support of the college, at little or no cost, benefiting your business and your employees.
Sectors we work in
We offer Apprenticeships in a range of sectors including…
- Business & Professional Services
- Construction & Trades
- Data & Science
- Education & Early Years
- Engineering, Aerospace & Manufacturing
- Fitness, Activity Leadership & Leisure
- Health & Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Digital & Technology
- Motor Vehicle, Transport & Logistics