Who are they for?
Apprenticeships are for anyone over the age of 16 living in England and not in full-time education. Employers can offer Apprenticeships to new entrants or use them to grow talent from among current employees. Apprenticeships are free to the learner as they are government funded, making an Apprenticeship an ideal route into a new job, or a way to develop your skills with your existing employer to progress your career.
Are you seeking a partner to work with in delivering apprenticeships?
We offer a range of Apprenticeship Standards which have been designed to be relevant for each occupational area and the needs of your business. Government funding for Apprenticeships includes an employer incentive payment of £1,000 for employers taking on an apprentice aged 16-18, or 19-24 if on a Local Authority EHCP plan, or have been in care. If you have less than 50 employees, Apprenticeship training for those who fit the above criteria will be fully funded. For apprentices aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
The Apprenticeship Levy
The apprenticeship levy for larger employers was introduced in April 2017. It is set at 0.5% of an employer’s pay bill, and each employer will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment. This means that the levy will only be paid on any pay bill in excess of £3 million, and less than 2% of UK employers will pay it. All employers who do not pay the levy will be able to access government support for apprenticeships.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the government has set about working towards economic recovery with a ‘Plan for Jobs’. As a part of this measure, there will be new payments for employers who hire new apprentices. A new payment of £2,000 will be made to employers in England for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, and a £1,500 payment for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over, between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021. This will be in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the government already provides.
We can help you to advertise (free of charge) and recruit an apprentice for your organisation. Our apprenticeships are delivered in partnership with Stamford College – for more information call Charlotte Law on 01572 758283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or RALSS.email@example.com
Apprenticeships are an excellent way to combine work and study, mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. You will get high-quality, hands-on training, as well as on- and off-the-job training to develop the skills and knowledge needed within a business.
An apprenticeship programme usually lasts between 1 and 4 years, and involves at least 30 hours a week in paid employment.
If you are aged 16 or over and would like support to begin an apprenticeship, or would like to complete an apprenticeship with your existing employer, please contact Charlotte Law on 01572 758283 or firstname.lastname@example.org or RALSS.email@example.com
We offer apprenticeships in:
- Accounting – Levels 2, 3 & 4
- Business Administration – Level 3
- Customer Service – Levels 2 & 3
- Digital Marketing – Level 3
- Early Years Educator – Levels 2 & 3
- Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant) – Level 3
Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service, together with Stamford College, are advertising the following local apprenticeship vacancies:
- Business Administration – Cabel UK, Oakham
- Warehouse Administrator – Pacwolf Fulfilment Ltd, South Luffenham
- Accounts Assistant – Smithers Purslow, Glaston
- Apprentice Early Years Practitioner – St Mary & St John C E V A, Oakham
If no vacancies are listed, it means there are none currently available through RALSS. Check back regularly for updates!