Employ an Apprentice
Most of the training within an Apprenticeship is on-the-job, working with a mentor to learn job specific skills in the workplace. Off-the-job training will depend on the occupational area and your requirements and needs. This training may be delivered in the workplace or through day or block release at premises away from the working environment i.e. a college.
Typically, the apprentice will spend four days at work and one day at college. They must be in paid employment for at least 30 hours a week which includes both the on and off-the-job training.
The process of hiring your Apprentice
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- Advise you on the Apprenticeship that would suit your role and give you all the information you need
- Take details of your vacancy by phone, email or face-to-face meeting if you'd prefer
- Advertise your vacancy on national websites and our Harlow College website
- Shortlist candidates and send you the applications
- Arrange the interviews
- Enrol your apprentice
All you need to do is:
- Give us details of your job role
- Decide who you want to interview
- Choose a successful candidate
Our assessors will visit to complete all the necessary paperwork with you.
We are your perfect Apprenticeship training partner
- As well as offering a FREE recruitment service we will provide support from initial enquiry through to Apprenticeship completion.
- We offer a wide range of Apprenticeships within a variety of industry sectors.
- Our staff have years of industry experience and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training young people.
Apprenticeship Levy payers
You may be eligible for the full cost of training to be paid by the government; you may have to pay 10% of the training cost or you may have access to your Apprenticeship Levy if you are a large employer.
You may be entitled to incentives for employing a young person – see below:
Employer grants for taking on young apprentices
Training younger apprenticesAll employers will receive £1,000 if, at the start of the apprenticeship, the apprentice is aged between:
- 16-18 years old
- 19-24 years old and who has previously been in care or who has an Education, Health and Care plan provided by their local authority
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Apprenticeship?
The Apprenticeship is structured to build the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for your workforce. It involves 20% off-the-job training, skills building in the workplace and an End Point Assessment of competency upon completion of the training programme. Some Apprenticeships also include a diploma qualification.
Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and sectors in England, and can last from between 12 months to 4 years. They are linked to job roles or occupations, over 1,500 of them across 170 industries. The range of Apprenticeships available mean that each one is relevant and appropriate both for your business and the apprentice.
Where is Apprenticeship training delivered?
- From our large, modern campus in Harlow
- At your premises
- From our new campus at London Stansted Airport (from September 2018)
- Online/Blended learning
Is the College still offering apprenticeships during Covid-19?
Have we missed the start date for a new apprentice?
Is there a cost to the employer for the training an apprentice receives?
Can the college recommend a student to become my new apprentice?
Can I use apprenticeship training to up-skill or retrain my existing staff?
I’ve heard about the need to ‘manage apprenticeship funds’. What does this mean and how do I do this?
If my company receives up to £3,000 for employing a new apprentice, what can I spend the money on?
How is COVID19 affecting apprentice’s attendance at College?
What Level of training do you offer at College?
When will we get the extra incentive payments?
Are apprenticeships still day-release?
If you have further question you need an answer to call 01279 868212
*Harlow College strives publish only the latest and up-to-date Government information, however, employers should always rely upon the information found on Government websites and Harlow College is not responsible for any errors or omissions in published information. The latest advice and rules should always be available here: https://www.gov.uk/employing-an-apprentice Information is for employers and apprentices based in England.