Employ An Apprentice


We are delighted to confirm that the Government, as part of their drive to protect employment and opportunities for young people, have announced significant grants for employers who employ new apprentices between the 1st August 2020 and the 31st January 2021.

    •  Employers who employ a new apprentice between the ages of 16-25 will receive £2,000 (plus an extra £1,000 pound for 16-18 year olds)
    • Employers who employ a new apprentice over the age of 25 will receive £1,500
    • Payments are made in two equal instalments, direct from the Government, via the new digital apprenticeship service. Payment one is triggered at 90 days from the start of the apprenticeship, and payment two triggered at 365 days.
      This is limited to the period of time detailed above.
      For a free apprenticeship recruitment service to help you find the new talent for your business, call 0161 631 5555 or email apprenticeships@salfordcc.ac.uk, or you can enquire here. 
      Support for employers who support traineeships work experience: £1,000. For more information on our Targeted Traineeships programme, click here.  

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Apprenticeships at Salford City College are a leading training provider in Greater Manchester. This success is down to recruiting the right apprentices for the right employer, providing outstanding assessment support and providing additional support to apprentices and employers to ensure that apprentices stay on track and become a great asset to their employer.

Apprenticeships are recognised, government backed qualifications that equip people with the practical skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their role and ensure business success.

There are many benefits to you as the employer:

  • Gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way
  • Address skill shortages
  • Motivate your workforce
  • Improve staff retention
  • Enhance your productivity and profitability
  • Introduce fresh new ideas
  • Reduce recruitment costs

Apprenticeships for your business can be delivered to your existing workforce or to new recruits, so why not take advantage of our free, professional recruitment and selection service, and employ an apprentice today?