Are you looking to build a skilled, motivated workforce and wondering how apprenticeships can help boost your business?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that are used to develop new and existing employees – whether they’re in first-time positions or existing roles. Increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based learning, they are a fantastic way to boost your success and inject new skills and talent into your organisation.

There are 1500 job roles covered by an apprenticeship so, whatever your business, there will be an agreed apprenticeship programme which lays out the knowledge and skills required. Working with YH Training Services, together we can develop an apprenticeship programme which meets the specific needs of your company.

How can apprenticeships benefit my business?

Apprenticeships help people gain meaningful experience in the workplace, and, in return, employers gain an enthusiastic, engaged and qualified workforce.

Apprentices can help tackle skill gaps, injecting new talent and fresh ideas into your business to support its future growth and success. Many apprentices become highly qualified and can be a real asset to your company, enhancing your talent pool.

Apprenticeships offer a great mix of on-the-job training and academic-based learning to ensure candidates have the skills and experience that are right for your business.

Whether you’re looking to recruit new talent or boost the skills of your existing employees, apprenticeships might be just the solution you’re looking for.

 

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How can an apprenticeship benefit my business?

Did you know, more and more employers are discovering the benefits of employing apprentices?

You might be one of the many companies out there to discover that embracing apprenticeships could be one of the best things you do.

Apprentices can help tackle skill gaps, injecting new talent and fresh ideas into your business to support its future growth and success.

Many apprentices become highly qualified and can go on to rise through the ranks to management level. They can be a real asset to your company. Apprenticeships offer a great mix of on-the-job training and academic-based learning to ensure candidates have the skills and experience that are right for your business.

What’s more, an apprentice doesn’t have to be newly recruited because apprenticeships are also a fantastic way to develop and up-skill existing members of staff.

Are there any changes to apprenticeships?

Yes! In 2014, the Government published the first new apprenticeship standards, which are replacing apprenticeship frameworks. These have been designed by employers for employers and they ensure that apprenticeships are even better placed to boost businesses’ success.

There are also changes to funding that are currently being introduced, including the new apprenticeship levy.

We can talk you through the changes so that you can understand how they apply to your business.

How do I recruit an apprentice?

By now you’re probably wondering how you go about recruiting an apprentice.

YH Training can sit down with you to discuss your options and the necessary next steps. We’ll help you decide what types of apprenticeship would work for your business and develop training to suit your needs.

We will then be able to assist you in recruiting a suitable apprentice.

Not only are apprenticeships are suitable for new recruits, but they can also be used to up-skill existing staff.

What about funding?

Looking for some financial support to allow you to take on an apprentice?

If you are under the threshold for the apprenticeship levy, you can apply for funding to cover the costs of an apprentice’s qualification and the amount you can get varies depending on their age.

We can talk to you in more detail about financial support and the changes to how apprenticeships are funded. Please give us a call or drop into one of our learning centres.

How does the apprenticeship levy affect my business?

Companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million are required to pay the apprenticeship levy, and some larger SMEs fall into this bracket.

So, what is the apprenticeship levy? It's a payment collected from large employers in the public and private sector and is paid to the HMRC via PAYE returns. Its purpose is to encourage employers to invest in apprenticeship programmes; recruiting new apprentices and boosting the skills of their existing workforce.

Looking to fund apprenticeship training? The apprenticeship levy paid by companies can be accessed by those same businesses to fund apprenticeship training within their company.

So, how much is the apprenticeship levy? The levy threshold is calculated by size of payroll. It’s 0.5% of a company’s payroll, with every employer receiving an allowance of £15,000 to offset against the amount they owe.

Businesses have been subject to the levy payment since April 2017 and it is payable each month.

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75% employers say apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.
Apprenticeships we deliver....
  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Team Leading and Supervisor
  • Warehousing and Storage
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Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles, for over 170 industries.
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