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More and more employers are engaging in apprenticeships to develop and expand their businesses. Apprenticeships are available for newly recruited staff as well as existing employees. They help to refresh, enhance and develop your workforce to meet the growing needs of your business. This can either be employing a new member of staff as an apprentice or training existing employees to develop new skills. With the Government focus on growth, as well as the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, there has never been a better time to get involved.

An apprenticeship enables individuals to study for work-based qualifications that are designed to meet the requirements of learners and employers alike.

We offer a free training needs analysis to identify training solutions for your business. Contact us to discuss how we can help you to recruit, develop and retain your staff.

How can an apprentice benefit my business?

  • Reduce advertising and recruitment costs - Aspiral Learning can advertise your vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service.
  • Training apprentices can be more effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower training costs.
  • Develop a well-trained, committed and motivated workforce - apprentices can be more eager, motivated, flexible and very often loyal to the company employing them.
  • Increase productivity and performance - a majority of employers say that apprenticeships have helped them to improve productivity and to be more competitive by the end of their training programme.

Useful links: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/employers/
Find out more about the benefits to your business here.

What is the cost of an apprenticeship?

Small employers (up to 50 employees) training 16-18 year olds can claim full funding from the government. They are also given an employer incentive payment of £1,000 over two instalments.

Larger employers (with a paybill over £3 million) can use their Apprenticeship Levy.

All other employers who don’t pay the Levy are expected to contribute 5% of the cost of the training with the Government paying the other 95%.

How do I recruit an apprentice?

Please contact one of our Business Development Managers:

Gary Haynes at Gary.Haynes@bcot.ac.uk or call 07827 360667
Nicki Morgan at nicki.morgan@bcot.ac.uk or call 07747 610162

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