Looking for an Apprentice?
West Herts College offers a range of Apprenticeships to local businesses and works in partnership with employers to ensure training programmes are tailored to meet their needs. We are currently offering apprenticeships in the following sectors; Education and Training, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, Motor Vehicle, Construction and Hairdressing.
Boost your business with an Apprentice
If you'd like to find out more about taking on an apprentice then please fill in your details below and we'll be back in touch with you to discuss.
How does an Apprenticeship work?
Once the Apprentice is identified and employed, a training programme starts including on and off the job training. This may include a range of nationally recognised qualifications and if the Apprentice hasn’t already achieved relevant qualifications in maths, English and IT they will be required to attend College to complete these qualifications alongside their apprenticeship.
Apprentices will have a dedicated training assessor and training at the College is led by those who are experts in their industry. As an employer you will set the wage for your Apprentices at the start of the Apprenticeship.
Apprenticeship Training Costs
Large businesses with a wage bill in excess of £3m are required to pay the Apprenticeship Levy (0.5% of your annual wage bill) and this funds their apprenticeship training costs.
Non-Levy paying businesses will need to pay a 5% contribution to training costs, typically £100 - £900 depending on the type and length of the Apprenticeship.
Businesses with 49 or fewer employees will not pay for training if they employ an Apprentice aged 16-18.
All businesses will receive a £2,000 Government incentive payment when they employ an Apprentice who is 16-18 years old before September 2021.
What commitment is required of you and your business?
- To provide a genuine job
- To provide a Contract of Service
- To pay an apprentice wage
- To provide a total of 30 hours of work per week
- For the apprenticeship to last a duration of 372 days
- To ensure an apprentice receives 20% off the job training
- To provide the same employee benefits
What do I do next?
Talk to our Apprenticeship team by calling 01923 812345 or emailing email@example.com