The college’s team of apprenticeship account managerscan help employers benefit from extra financial supportif they take on a new apprentice before September 30, 2021.
Under the scheme – announced byThe Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget statement on Wednesday, March 3 –eligible employerswill receive an increased incentive payment of £3,000 for each new apprentice they take on from April 1 to September 30, 2021.
This is a change tocurrentincentives which are paid on a sliding scale depending on the age of the apprentice, and in addition to the existing £1,000 payment employers receive if they take on apprentices aged 16-18.
Apprentices will combine earning and learning by working for an employer whilst studying for a relevant industry-recognised qualification and their performance in the workplace will be assessed by college staff on a regular basis.
The college offers over 40 apprenticeships in 15 industry sectors – including automotive, business administration, construction, customer services, digital marketing, early years, engineering, hairdressing, hospitality, IT, leadership & management, polymer processing and teaching assistant – and can assist employers with advertising vacancies, screening applicants and shortlisting candidates for interview.