New £1000 bonus for employers recruiting apprentices
Apprenticeships programmes give employees a chance to progress towards a qualification through work, and enable them to gain the skills they need to help them succeed in their chosen industry.
Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for both apprentice and employer. As an employer, you can get further help from the government to help fund your apprentice.
This July, the government announced an additional £1000 will go to employers that hire a new apprentice up until March 2021, in addition to the £1000 they already receive. This £2000 payment per new apprentice is a great incentive to take on an apprentice and there is no limit to the number of new apprentices the government will fund.
Hiring an apprentice is a proven way for employers to grow a talented worker and develop a skilled and qualified workforce. 9 in 10 apprentices stay on in their place of work after completing an apprenticeship, and 86% of employers say that their apprentices developed skills and knowledge relevant to their organisation.
At WHCGroup, comprising West Herts College and Barnfield College, we offer the following apprenticeship programmes:
EDUCATION AND TEACHING
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (S)
Early Years Educator Level 3 (S)
Teaching Assistant Level 3 (S)
Auto Care Technician Level 2 (S)
Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3 (S)
Heavy Vehicle Service &Maintenance Technician Level 3 (S)
Vehicle Damage (MET) Technician (S)
Vehicle Damage Paint Technician (S)
Vehicle Damage Panel Technician (S)
Carpentry and Joinery Level 2,3 (S)
Electrical Installation Level 3 (S)
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Level 3 (S)
HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING
Hair Professional Level 2 (S)
Advanced and Creative Hair professional level 3 (S)
If you’re interested in hiring an apprentice through West Herts College, you can call our apprenticeships team on 01923 812345.