The programme gives you the chance to recruit some of the brightest young people fresh out of school and represents an attractive solution for you to grow your own talent.
Government funding is available to you when you recruit an apprentice. If they're:
- aged 16 to 18 - you can get all of their course costs covered up to advanced level apprenticeship qualifications, eg higher diplomas or A-levels
- aged 19 to 24 - you can get half of their course costs
- 25 years and older - you may only get a contribution
If you decide to take on an apprentice your Employer Relationship Manager will be with you throughout the whole process to answer any questions you may have.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
How long does an apprenticeship last?
An apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of 12 months and employment must generally be for at least 30 hours a week.
I’ve never recruited an apprentice – how does it work?
Recruiting an apprentice has never been easier. We’ll help you with everything you need to know from how to carry out induction to wage and funding questions. A dedicated advisor will take you through designing the job description, choosing the right qualifications based on your employees' needs and talk you through the recruitment process, where we can also support with interviewing and screening.
Do I get any support once I launch the Apprenticeship Programme?
Once we’ve vetted applicants suitable for your vacancy and you’ve selected the perfect candidate, we’ll be there to support you and your apprentice. To ensure everything is running smoothly, an Avanta assessor/tutor is assigned to work with you to design a full induction programme and deliver the qualification by visiting the apprentice in your workplace every four weeks.