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FAQs for Employers

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

Key FAQS for Employers

  • An Apprentice can be any age, as long as they are at least 16 years old and above.
  • An Apprentice needs a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week (including time spent at College)
  • The cost for Apprenticeship Training is fully funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency if the apprentice is aged 16-18 years or 19-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan. (An additional payment of £1,000 is paid to an employer for recruiting a 16-18 year old, in order to help with their development)
  • If you pay the Apprenticeship Levy the Government will apply a 10% top up to the funds you have for spending on apprenticeship training
  • If you don’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy the Government will pay 90% towards the cost of anyone working towards an apprenticeship qualification.

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