What are the steps for hiring an apprentice in a larger company?

The steps to employing an apprentice

As a large employer there are some steps you need to take when looking to train and employ an apprentice.

Now you know what is needed

You can watch the video below on how to set up an apprenticeship service account. Use the button below the video to open the gov.uk website.

What funding is available from the government?

Employers can claim a £1,000 payment for all new 16-18 year-old apprentices (and those aged under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, where that applies).

Training young apprentices

There is no doubt that taking on an apprentice will be different to recruiting someone who has some experience in the role you are recruiting for. You must remember that the training is a partnership with the training provider and you the employer. The reality is the more training and support you are able to provide the apprentice the more successful the apprentice will be and in turn add real value to your business. This is also a great opportunity for your current skilled team to coach and mentor someone.

Due to the current pandemic the government has made new incentives available to employers looking to employ an apprentice.

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Flexi-job apprenticeship will allow agencies to be the apprentice’s employer for the duration of their apprenticeship while placing the apprentice with other host employers for short term placements. This will enable apprentices to move between businesses as they complete their apprenticeship, while remaining employed throughout by the agency.

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PAYE is HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) system to collect Income Tax and National Insurance from employment. More information are available here