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Smaller businesses that are looking to take on an apprentice will receive a financial boost this month as their contribution towards apprenticeship training has been halved.
Non levy-paying Businesses (those that have a wage bill of less than £3m per year), can now access extra funding for apprenticeship training and assessment through the shared government-employer co-investment scheme.
Currently, the co-investment split is 90/10 meaning the government pays 90% of the contribution and employers make a 10% contribution, up to the maximum amount of training funding set for the apprenticeship being delivered.
From 1st April 2019 apprenticeship contributions from the government will go up to 95%, meaning non levy-paying organisations will now only pay a 5% contribution to fund their apprenticeship programme.
We offer apprenticeships across a range of sectors including automotive, IT, digital marketing, business, leadership and management, hospitality, health and social care, food manufacturing and retail.
Get in touch with us and we’ll get to understand what your business needs and work with you to identify how taking on an apprentice might benefit your business.
Some benefits to employing an Apprentice:
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We’re proud to have invested in our state of the art training academy, situated in the heart of Derby. Take a look around and hear what some of our apprentices think of the facilities.
To make it easier for small businesses to reap the rewards of training an Apprentice. The smaller fee will hopefully also encourage smaller businesses to take on apprentices to not only help their business grow but also make sure workers are equipped with the skills they need to thrive and prosper.
What days do you want the apprentice to work? Please be aware that all apprenticeships are on a full-time basis so they will need to be working a minimum of 30 hours a week, this can include shift work.
While the Government sets a Minimum Wage, you can choose to pay the apprentice more. The apprentice will be employed by you so they will require a contract of employment and entitled to other benefits for e.g. holidays, pension and healthcare schemes.
Apprenticeships must last for at least a year. They can last up to 5 years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.
Training will typically be delivered in the workplace by a specialised Remit Development Coach every 4 to 6 weeks. Depending on the apprenticeship there may be a requirement for the apprentice to attend either day release or block release training sessions that will be held at a training facility.
They will be working towards a nationally recognised qualification. The apprenticeship will be accredited by the relevant industry regulatory bodies including ‘City and Guilds, IMI and FDQ’.
The process will start with one of our recruitment advisors explaining the recruitment process and apprenticeship programme. They will also assess your eligibility for Government funding and put you forward if you meet the requirements.
Your allocated recruiter will take care of the process and cover all of the specific requirements you have. So that we can find you the right person for your business, we will require information about the type of person you require.
Once we have captured and agreed your requirements, we will advertise your role on a number of job sites including the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website and other channels we work with the secure the best candidates. We will scan our database of applicants who have registered their interest with to see if we have anyone suitable for an immediate start.
All appropriate candidates will be initially assessed by the advisor through a telephone interview and online assessments in English, Maths and IT.
Your recruitment advisor will create a shortlist of suitable candidates for your vacancy and send this to you so that you can narrow down your choice for interview. Your recruitment advisor will arrange the interviews for you.
Once you have completed interviews and have chosen your apprentice, your recruitment advisor will notify both the successful and unsuccessful candidates. The recruitment advisor will also arrange a start date which is suitable for both you and the apprentice.
Your Remit recruiter will keep in regular contact with you to ensure that you are updated and informed throughout the whole recruitment process.
Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page and one of the team will be in touch.