Apprenticeship FAQs for Employers

Apprenticeships: Employer FAQ

What do I have to pay an apprentice?

The minimum wage for an apprentice is £2.68 per hour
This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in their first year of the apprenticeship, thereafter the apprentice must be paid at the national minimum wage. However, many employers choose to pay more.

Who's Eligible?

16-18yrs               Fully funded by the National Apprenticeship Service (no fees apply)
19+yrs                  Partly funded through the National Apprenticeship Service

Click here for more information about Apprenticeship Grants for Employers

Please note - Funding is not available for candidates with a Level 4 qualification or higher, including a degree

What do you have to do as an employer?

Take an active role in training the learner in the workplace and liaise with both the learner and the College over work place observations and reviews
The learner must have a contract of employment and should be working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

How much time will an apprentice have to spend in College?

An apprentice will usually spend 1 day per week at college and the rest of the time at work or, in some cases we can offer on-site training and assessment.

What paperwork is involved in order to enrol a learner on the apprenticeship?

A college assessor will visit you and you apprentice in the workplace to complete an enrolment form and a sign-up pack.
Progress will be reviewed a minumum of every 12 weeks through a visit to the workplace by the assessor or college staff member to meet with you and the apprentice

What levels are apprenticeships offered at?

These are offered at Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship) and Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
There is also the option of Level 4 (Higher Apprenticeships)

For further information please contact us on 01539 814700.