From May 2017 the basis for apprenticeship funding has changed and employers will be more encouraged to play a bigger part in their learner programmes.
For larger employers with a payroll in excess of £3million, they will be asked to pay a levy of 0.5% of the wages bill to be placed in a holding fund from which they can draw down funding to pay for their learners.
For Employers with over 50 employees will have to contribute 10% of the training costs for their learners.
For employers with under 50 employees arrangements will continue as present with the funding for qualifications being directly drawn down from the SFA.
All employers will receive a grant of £1,000 for help towards training costs where the learner is aged 16-18. The basis of training will also change to a more subjective environment based on an actual training model rather than the current frameworks.
We are currently receiving application forms and are interviewing significant numbers of local 16-18 year olds who are looking for apprenticeships, with the aim of starting between July and September.
To ensure your company can interview the very best young people available we would like to plan ahead with you for your recruitment campaign. You will have access to the best talent available to help improve the performance of your business and you will be providing a young person with a great start in their career.
We have apprenticeships in:
- Business & Administration
- Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)
- Customer Service
- Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Heavy Vehicle)
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- Team Leading
- Vehicle Parts Operations
All apprenticeships can be tailored to suit the needs of your business. Research has consistently shown that apprentices trained and directed by you help productivity and increase the competitiveness in your business. We currently have around 200 apprentices in training locally thanks to our existing network of local employers with many then going on to complete a second and third qualification with us.
A fact sheet on how we can help you and your business is downloadable here or if you would like to talk about recruiting an apprentice this summer or to offer existing employees an apprenticeship feel free to call me or my colleagues at Milltech on (0191) 5100414. Alternatively you can fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Company Training Review.
Should you feel it would be helpful to your company's short or long term vision, Milltech can undertake a Company Training Review with you, in order to help identify exactly what skills you should be looking for in trainees.
If this is of interest then please either give us a call, email us or fill in the form below: