Apprenticeship Recruitement

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills, competence and knowledge in a specific job role. ETS will provide a FREE OF CHARGE service when recruiting an employee who undertakes an Apprenticeship with ETS.

Getting to know you

We will send a representative to your company to complete the relevant documentation and get to know your company and the type of individual that will suit your business. 

 

Finding what is right

Applicants apply to ETS directly by submitting their CV. This gives ETS the opportunity to check they meet your vacancy criteria and eligibility for funding.

 

Starting the Apprenticeship

Once you have found a successful applicant, we will arrange for a representative to visit both you and your new apprentice to sign them on to the apprenticeship programme.

Advertising the vacancy

We will then advertise your vacancy on the Find an apprenticeship site, advertise on our website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Interviewing the applicants

To save you the the hassle you will advise us of an interview date and time and we deal with all the arrangements and paper work on your behalf.

Getting to know you

We will send a representative to your company to complete the relevant documentation and get to know your company and the type of individual that will suit your business. 

 

Advertising the vacancy

We will then advertise your vacancy on the Find an apprenticeship site, advertise on our website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Finding what is right

Applicants apply to ETS directly by submitting their CV. This gives ETS the opportunity to check they meet your vacancy criteria and eligibility for funding.

 

Interviewing the applicants

To save you the the hassle you will advise us of an interview date and time and we deal with all the arrangements and paper work on your behalf.

Starting the Apprenticeship

Once you have found a successful applicant, we will arrange for a representative to visit both you and your new apprentice to sign them on to the apprenticeship programme.

Important Information

Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy was initiated by the UK government in April 2017, for all employers paying a wage bill of more than £3 million per year. Employers that meet this criterion are now required to pay 0.5% of their payroll each month as a levy tax. This levy can then be reinvested back into their workforce in the form of Apprenticeship training.

Additional payments for employers

Employers will receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

You can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • under 25 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority

Non Levy

Employers who do not pay the levy, and those who want to invest more in apprenticeship training than they have available in their levy accounts, benefit from significant government funding to support their commitment to apprenticeships. These employers must make a financial contribution, a ‘co-investment’, alongside this government funding.

For apprenticeships that start between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021 the rate of co-investment is 5% of the total price of the apprentice’s training, with the government covering the remaining 95% of the cost up to the funding band maximum.

Salary

Salaries are the responsibility of the employer. The national minimum wage (NMW) depends on the employee’s age. The NMW from 01 April 2021 is; 16-17 – £4.62, 18-20 – £6.56, 21-22 £8.36. The national living wage is £8.91per hour for workers aged 23 and older. The NMW for an apprentice is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. The wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

As an employer you will not be required to pay National Insurance for your apprentice if they are under the age of 25.