What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a training programme that is a great way to bring in new staff and give you both training and experience in the role, add value to a business, and taking on a new apprentice can bring new ideas and approaches.
It gives you the opportunity to train someone to fit in with your business needs.
Apprentices usually work at least 30 hours per week. Apprentices must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage or apprenticeship wage and require a contract of employment.
What will it cost me as a business?
You will need to pay the apprentice’s wages at least at the apprenticeship wage for the age of your apprentice. The Government funds the cost of the apprenticeship training programme for 16-18 year old, so there is no charge to the employer. If your apprentice starts on or after their 19th birthday, the Government requires the employer to make a training contribution, which is currently £200 per month (x12 months) for a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship. This subsidises the training and support to your apprentice.
Are there any incentives available?
There is currently a government grant of £1500 (per apprentice) for employers taking on a new apprentice (or not employed an apprentice in the last 12 months). An application form will be completed and submitted for claim. The grant is submitted for payment after 13 weeks employment but may not get paid until later in the programme as it goes through various agencies for checking.
Cornwall Council Adult Education Partnership
Cornwall Training in partnership with Cornwall Council Adult Education are pleased to be delivering apprenticeships in Cornwall. Cornwall Training & Consultancy we will take all the worry and stress out of your apprenticeship. We specialise in providing young people and adults with apprenticeships, regardless of education, training or background.