- Employment must be for at least 30 hours per week, except in the minority of circumstances where the learner cannot complete the full 30 hours, in these cases employment must be for more than 16 hours per week.
- An industry specialist will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout the course.
- Off the job training.
National Apprenticeship Service Statistics
92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
80% of employers that employ apprentices say that they improve productivity within the workplace.
81% of consumers favour using companies which take on apprentices.
83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.60 per hour. Many employers prefer to pay more however, and research shows that the average salary is approx £170 per week.
Employers who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice pay only their salary, the government funds all of their training.
For employers of older learners, employers will need to contribute towards the cost of training which will only partly be subsidised by the government.
One in five employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate.
"We have employed several apprentices over the years and it is a great way for individuals to train while also earning a wage. Joanne has quickly become a valuable member of our team." Marsha Yelland, from Boskell Riding Centre
If you have a job vacancy or already employ an individual who wishes to develop their knowledge and skills, then contact us for more information.
Claire Bennetts - 01209 722109 (Cornwall)
Liz Clarkson - 01579 372345 (East Cornwall & Devon)