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A Guide To Hiring An Apprentice

The Apprenticeship Works are an official Apprenticeship Training Agency who work alongside the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to help 16-24 year olds into work, gain a qualification and progress into permanent employment. We are a small friendly team with a vast knowledge of experience in this industry and with the governments focus so high on encouraging apprenticeships we have all the tools to help support you with having an apprenticeship on site.

So how does this benefit you as an employer?

  • Full search and selection process including a pre-interview of all candidates
  • Free vacancy advertising
  • You have the choice over who you would like to interview from our selection
  • The Apprenticeship Works is the employer, so you get risk free recruitment
  • We cover all HR functions, payroll, holiday pay and HMRC requirements
  • We find the training provider to deliver the training and work with them
  • No hidden fees or costs
  • This means that you have a full time member of staff on site at your premises
  • It’s an ideal opportunity for you to nurture an Apprentice to match your business needs and hopefully take them on permanently once they have successfully completed their qualification.

Based on the National Minimum Apprentice wage of £4.81ph, all this costs from as little as £240.38 per week working 37.5 hours which is inclusive of our weekly maintenance fee of £60.00, this covers:

  • Apprentice Wages for the hours worked
  • Holiday Pay – 20 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Sick Pay
  • Regular qualified IAG (Information and Guidance) support throughout for both the host employer and the Apprentice
  • Pension Auto enrolment
  • Your personal contact will be on hand to assist with any queries
  • Training

The good news is that there are number of ways to obtain government funding for training, different paths available depending on the age of the employee and whether they are an apprentice or not. We can also advise and support you with the Employer Levy & with your organisations training plan. With our knowledge and understanding of the industry we can help you get the best deal for training.

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Our employers find that using The Apprenticeship Works keeps down payroll costs, helps at busy times, takes the burden out of HR and means that you get the skills you need for your business!

We will be happy to meet with you to discuss this in more detail so please feel free to either contact us direct on 0121 544 6455 or fill in an enquiry form.

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