What Are Apprenticeships?
An apprentice is anyone aged 16 or more who combines work with studying for a nationally-recognized work-based qualification. They can be new or current employees.
Traditionally, apprenticeships have always been associated with trades such as plumbing, carpentry, engineering and so on, but today apprenticeships can apply to just about any career, in business or anywhere else, and across both the public and private sectors.
Government funding is available to train both new and existing employees, and with the new Apprenticeship Program Guidelines, the number of apprentices is set to expand dramatically.
Apprenticeships have been designed by Sector Skills Councils representing businesses, the training will be relevant to your industry and your apprentice will develop the skills they need to support your business. There are over 250 types of apprenticeship across more than 1,400 job roles – we’ve given details of some of the key ones in our Apprenticeship Training section
Should I take on apprentices?
Most employers certainly think so. As a general rule, the investment you put into apprentices more than repays itself in terms of increased skills, loyalty and much else.
Our specialist staff will provide you with the advice and guidance you need to decide whether apprenticeships are the answer to your business needs. If they are, we will help you choose the framework that will give your apprentice the skills you want and suggest which providers are best placed to meet your training needs.
Get started with recruiting, training and employing apprentices
We offer a complete range of services for both employers and would-be apprentices.
Follow the links to find out how we can recruit, train and even employ apprentices on your behalf.
There’s also all you need to know about the new government levy on our Apprenticeship Levy website, while would-be apprentices can check out our Apprentice Jobs board.
For a free consultation and apprentice health check, employers are invited to contact us
Benefits For Employers
Employers enjoy the benefits of giving back and helping individuals to obtain stable, long term, secure employment. In addition to the self satisfaction, you also place your company in a position to receive up to $10,000 or more in tax deductions and credits. YES, I said CREDITS. you not only get Tax breaks for hiring individuals like a welfare to workfare single moms, or disabled individual, you actually get tax credits that gives money back to the business. With programs like the OJT. We keep your company Department of Labor Complaint with constant audits checks and apprentice daily check in.