Why Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way for businesses to source and recruit new exciting talent, together with using Apprenticeship training to upskill and train existing staff within their organisation.  

Apprentices can help you gain the competitive edge, bring new ideas and ensure you have a workforce plan to be sustainable and grow.  

Apprentices complete a structured programme of training within their specific industry.  The methods of learning will depend on the subject the Apprentice is studying which means College attendance may be required either one day a week or one day per month. Our experienced staff will support learners on site at the employer's premises via regular review meetings and assessment observations. 

Government funding is available to support training and employers can also potentially access a government incentive of £1,000 if they recruit a new Apprentice aged 16-18.

Please Click Here for an Employers Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship levy is a tax which will be paid monthly at the rate of 0.5% of an employer’s pay bill (on which there is a liability to pay secondary Class 1 NICS). It will be collected via PAYE and is only payable on pay bills over £3 million.

The levy has been introduced to fund a step change in apprenticeship numbers and quality and to help deliver the Government’s commitment to 3 million additional Apprenticeship starts by 2020.

The levy came into force in April 2017.

For more information please CLICK HERE (this will take you to the Resource Page for a downloadable document – see bottom section on this document).

For more information, please read through the pages in this section or contact us at training@wsc.ac.uk or call 01284 716 246.
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