FAQs for Employers

What does an Apprenticeship include?

A typical apprenticeship comprise of:

  • A minimum of 30 hours per week paid employment
  • Knowledge-based training
  • Competence-based training
  • Transferable key skills such as numeracy, IT and communication
  • An employment rights and responsibilities module

How long does it take?

Generally an apprenticeship takes between 12 to 18 months to complete. However, this can vary depending on the basic, inherent skills of an individual candidate.

How much does it cost for a business to take on an apprentice?

Apprentices will receive the minimum of £4.15 per hour (from 1st April 2020). However, as their course progresses, many UK employers tend to increase wages in line with the apprentice’s developing skills and industry-specific knowledge.

What’s in it for me and my business?

In an increasingly tough marketplace, successful businesses know that to continue to grow and thrive, they need to maintain a skilled and motivated workforce.

  • Gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way
  • Address skills shortages
  • Motivate your workforce
  • Enhance your business performance

How do apprenticeships work?

Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their assigned tutor. They may also attend the college for some teaching and assessments.

Interested in employing an apprentice? Enquire with us now.