Employers Frequently Asked Questions
Apprenticeships are a great way to improve the productivity, loyalty and quality of a workforce through on the job training and learning. Designed specifically around the occupational needs of your business. Apprenticeships are a cost effective way to deliver skills for new employees and experienced staff. As a result, apprentices are eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invests in them.
An Apprenticeship is not a qualification in itself but a number of separately certified qualifications, courses and workplace training, making up the framework. Apprenticeships develop practical and theoretical skills designed to help employees reach a high level of competency and performance.
Apprenticeship funding is available through the Skills Funding Agency to support the delivery of training, and can be accessed to support the development needs of new or existing employees. The Government funds Apprenticeship training in full for 16-18 year olds. For those aged over 19 training is part funded, with employers expected to make a contribution.