Apprenticeship recruitment and training update for employers
Apprenticeship Recruitmentand Training for 16 to 24year olds.An Update for Employers
2 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateBackgroundNational Apprenticeship Service• The majority of young people succeed in education andmake a positive transition to the world of work• Last year over 275,000 16 to 24 year olds started anApprenticeship (19.30% higher than in 2009/10)• In 2010/11 more employers than ever before got involvedin Apprenticeships• However there are still 1.16 million 16 to 24 year olds notin education, employment or training (NEET)
3 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateApprenticeships deliver!Apprenticeships deliver real business benefits by:• Increasing productivity and efficiency• Developing a skilled and qualified workforce• Reducing training and recruitment costs• Improving customer service and increasing your sales• Helping your business through the tough economic climate• Reducing absenteeism and sickness by increasing loyalty and motivation
4 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateApprenticeships deliver!Employer responsibilities• As their employer you pay their weekly wage, holiday, maternity and sickpay and issue a normal employee Contract of EmploymentChoice of programmes and levels• There are over 250 Apprenticeship frameworks, covering 1,400 job rolesat three levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Level Apprenticeships
AGE 16 to 24 - OverviewNational Apprenticeship Service
6 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateOverviewNational Apprenticeship Service• In November 2011 the Government announced the YouthContract - a £1 billion package of support to encouragesmall & medium sized businesses to employ youngpeople• The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to40,000 Apprenticeship grants (AGE 16 to 24)of £1,500 to organisations employing up to 1000employees recruiting 16 to 24 year old apprentices• Eligible employers are those that have never employedan apprentice before or who have not been in a positionwithin the last 12 months to commit to employing anapprentice again
AGE 16 to 24 - EligibilityNational Apprenticeship Service
8 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateEligibilityNational Apprenticeship Service• Up to 40,000 grants are available to employers up to1000 employees• The employer must recruit a 16 to 24 year old who isliving in England and not in full-time education• The grant targets employers who are new toApprenticeships and recruiting their first apprentice, andalso supports employers who have not been in a positionin the last 12 months to commit to employing anapprentice again.
9 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateEligibilityNational Apprenticeship Service• What’s more:• Public sector employers (with up to 1000 employees)can be supported• The government will subsidise up to ten eligibleapprentices per employer• Existing employees starting an Apprenticeshipprogramme will NOT be supported
10 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateEligibility and SupportNational Apprenticeship Service• A training provider such as Pathway, can work with you tocheck your eligibility and apply for the AGE 16 to 24 granton your behalf• This support will also include assistance in advertisingyour new Apprenticeship job on Apprenticeshipvacancies, our free online recruitment service
11 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateEligibility and SupportNational Apprenticeship ServiceYou will be asked by your training providerto sign an agreement which will include• Confirmation of the number of apprentices you will be taking on as aresult of the grant (max of ten)• Confirmation you wouldn’t have taken the apprentice on without thisadditional grant• A commitment to employ the apprentice for a minimum of 12 monthsor the time it takes to complete the Apprenticeship framework,whichever is the greater• Agreement to pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage of£2.65 per hour – although most apprentices receive more than this• Confirmation that you have not taken on an apprentice in the last 12months
AGE 16 to 24 - FundingNational Apprenticeship Service
13 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateFundingNational Apprenticeship Service• AGE 16 to 24 is available NOW!• One payment of £1,500 after the young personcompletes week 13 of their Apprenticeship programme• The grant is in addition to the training costs and isexempt from VAT
AGE 16 to 24 – More informationNational Apprenticeship Service
15 | AGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateAGE 16 to 24 – Employer UpdateMore informationFor further information and to check your eligibilityfor AGE 16 to 24:• Contact us direct on 0121 707 0550 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org when you are ready torecruit an apprentice and a Business Adviser will visityou.