For apprentices who enrol prior to their 19th birthday training costs are met in full by the Government. At age 19 and over the Government pays part of the cost but an employer contribution is also required. The amount varies depending on the level and the qualification being undertaken - please contact us for more information.
Apprentices' salaries usually reflect in part the investment being made by their employers but most firms pay more than the legal minimum of £3.30 per hour (at under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship). For firms that are new to apprenticeships and have fewer than 50 staff, a grant of £1,500 per apprentice (the maximum number of grants per employer is 5) may also be available.
- Graduates are not eligible for any funding support.
- Apprentices do not have to be new recruits - existing employees can also benefit from fully or part-funded apprenticeships.
- We can also deliver apprenticeships and the individual qualifications comprised within them on a fully commercial basis.
- This is only a summary. We would discuss eligibility and cost in detail prior to commencement of the apprenticeship.