Employ an Apprentice

An apprentice

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 Northbrook MET College 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 Northbrook MET College 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

Employer National Insurance Contributions

  • 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."

Arun Estates James Nunweek
Arun Estates
"The investment we make into the individual careers of our accountancy staff is repaid tenfold by the loyalty and work ethic that we receive from the resultant team of professionals. Our strategy to increase the professional knowledge of our staff provides a solid base for any succession planning and apprenticeships with Northbrook College remain a cost effective mechanism for coping with growth and expansion."
Caffyns PLC Barbara Robinson
Caffyns PLC
"We have found the programmes to be current, relevant and delivered to a high standard. It is an efficient and cost effective solution for training our employees of the future assisting in the Caffyns principle of growing our own talent."
"There really are opportunities for everyone to develop and gain recognised qualifications, and such a learning culture makes for highly motivated staff and an exciting work environment."
Fireco Ltd Alan Busby
Fireco Ltd
"The experience and willingness of all of the staff at Northbrook College that we came into contact with has made our decision to employ an IT Apprentice one of the best we’ve ever made."
GB Electronics (UK) UK Ltd Tracie Pacy
GB Electronics (UK) Ltd
"Northbrook is a very professional and approachable college, with very professional teams in their specialised areas. We would wholeheartedly recommend Northbrook and especially the Business Development Centre for any training requirements."
St Barnabas House David Gayler
St Barnabas House
"The service from Northbrook is very good. I would highly recommend businesses’ to consider taking on apprentices, as the whole process is both uplifting and potentially rewarding."
Tinius Olsen Ltd Peter Brooks
Tinius Olsen Ltd
"From the first initial enquires and enrolment through to the training in the workshop you have been there constantly exceeding our expectations. You have provided such an exceptional level of support and communication that has allowed highly productive levels of achievement in our objectives for development."
Whistle Stop Plastics Ltd Emma Downie
Whistle Stop Plastics Ltd
"The talent pool that is out there is amazing and it is a great opportunity to give something back and to receive the reward of training someone in the way your company work."
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