Apprentices make things happen.
Now more than ever, it is time to plan for the future. There are many reasons why apprentices are good for your business and why GB MET has amongst the highest success rates for apprentices in England. Apprentices are motivated individuals that can make a real contribution to your business as valued members of staff from day one. By training an apprentice you can fill any skills gaps with a workforce having direct relevance to your business. The Business Development team at GB MET can help you find the right apprentice for your business, across a wide range of industries, and will support you both throughout the apprenticeship with frequent feedback on progress.
Apprentices will gain valuable knowledge working alongside your staff for most of the week whilst attending College for one day. College based training is FREE for apprentices aged 16-18, but you will need to pay your apprentice the
national minimum apprenticeship wage
. This means an apprenticeship is a very cost-effective way of training.
For employers looking for an apprentice between 16 and 24 years old, there is also the
AGE 16 to 24 grant for employers
to help with costs.
Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged Under 25 years have been abolished
It is now better value for employers to take on young apprentices
Employers look to save around £1,000 a year when employing an apprentice earning £16,000
Apprenticeships give young people the chance to learn while earning
Employers of young apprentices are set to save thousands of pounds after the government abolished employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25 years of age.
The change, which came into effect on 6 April 2016, will make hiring an apprentice even better value for employers across the country.
This exemption will apply to both existing employers with apprentices and those taking on a new apprentice.
Skills Minister Nick Boles said:
"We’re making it even better value for businesses to take on a young apprentice. Businesses will no longer need to pay National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25.
Apprenticeships make sense for young people and for business. If you’re an employer not already reaping the benefits, now is the time to act."
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