Free, impartial resource for businesses in Surrey on all things apprenticeships, government funding and levy transfer.
The Apprenticeship Hub supports employers – from all sectors, large and small – by helping secure the best apprenticeship solutions to grow their business, develop their workforce and invest in the future talent pipeline. As a trusted intermediary, the Hub team delivers tailored apprenticeship advice to suit your business needs and works in partnership with credible skills and business support providers. The Hub team also offers advice on government apprenticeship funding and incentives, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices.
Why consider hiring an apprentice?
- Adding value at no extra cost - It is estimated that for every £1 spent on an apprentice, they will contribute £28 to the employer.
- Upskilling a current member of staff means there is no need to recruit externally. Further, your chosen training provider will help you to find suitable apprentices if you do choose to recruit externally.
- Apprenticeships provide employers with a structured, skill-based development programme that ensures apprentices acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours in key job roles.
- Transfer to Transform Scheme offers large employers an opportunity to pledge their unspent apprenticeship levy funds to cover the costs of apprenticeship training for SMEs. It supports the creation of apprenticeships for local people, to demonstrate corporate social responsibility, support your local supply chain and reduce wastage of unspent apprenticeship levy funds.
Download a free guide to learn more about setting up an apprenticehip that have been created by The Apprenticeship Hub.
Apprentices aren't just for those new to a field. Did you know you can upskill and retrain existing employees?
Apprenticeship Levy is an amount paid at a rate of 0.5% of an employers annual pay bill. As an employer, you have to pay Apprenticeship Levy if you have an annual pay bill of more than £3 million.
The British Chambers of Commerce has a good practice guide for helping employers utilise Levy Funds for recruiting apprentices.
Apprenticeships? Traineeships? The Apprenticeship Hub has put together a quick guide to the different skills and traing schemes for businesses.