07/12/2021

Transform your business with a manufacturing apprenticeship - with funding support

Apprenticeships are key to boosting skills and talent in the manufacturing sector and form a large part of government plans to create fairer opportunities and level up skills across England.

They are also a great way to transform your business because they provide opportunities to train or upskill new and existing employees in a way that is responsive to the wants and needs of your business. By hiring an apprentice you could:

  • close skills gaps: 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • boost productivity: 78% of employers said apprentices helped improve their business’s productivity
  • improve quality: 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service
  • create opportunities to bring in new talent at any level
  • make valuable contributions to your business by ensuring that employees complete high quality apprenticeships that align with your business’s needs
  • increase staff morale: 72% of employers highlighted that apprenticeships created higher staff morale

Sources: Apprenticeships Evaluation 2018-19 Report 
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Access government support to hire an apprentice
86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation.

Whether you’re looking to expand your team, find new talent or add new skills to your business; apprentices are a great way to help your business succeed.

Apprenticeships can offer career starters, career changers or those looking to upskill (of any age), the opportunity to learn while they earn. They combine study with practical work experience through a paid job and can last between one and six years.

To make the hiring process easier, you can search for apprenticeship training using our online service, and access government funding to cover training and assessment costs.

Once you have chosen the right apprenticeship training for your business, you will need to create an apprenticeship service account, where you can manage apprenticeship funding, advertise vacancies and more.

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Access government funding to cover apprenticeship costs
Hiring an apprentice is a great way for your business to develop a talented, motivated, and skilled workforce; and you can access government funding to help cover apprenticeship training and assessment costs.

There are a range of funding options available, and the amount your business receives will depend on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not.

From 11 January 2022 you will also be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for hiring an apprentice with an employment start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022.

This payment is in addition to the £1,000 your business will receive for taking on an apprentice who is aged 16 to 18 years old or under 25 and has an education, health and care plan or has been in the care of their local authority.

If your apprentice is under 25 you may also be exempt from paying Class 1 National Insurance contributions.

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