For Non-Levy paying employers, The Government will co-invest with employers who have a payroll of less than £3m at a rate of 90%, there fore the employer will need to contribute the additional 10% of the apprenticeship cost.
For Levy-Paying employers ( those with a UK payroll in excess of £3m), you will be paying 0.5% of your payroll to the government by way of the levy. These funds will automatically be drawn down from your levy account via the training provider to fund your apprentices’ course.
The residential weeks will last from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime. Apprentices will receive bed, breakfast and a hot meal with their host family who is carefully selected by the college. Their accommodation is included in the price of the apprenticeship.
You will need to pay your apprentices travel costs to and from Coventry, and their bus fares to enable them to travel from their accommodation to college.
For a telecoms apprentice, the applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English, Maths and ideally ICT C grade or above. They will be asked to bring their certificates with them on the day. (There are always exceptions, and we will consider each candidate individually).
The apprentices will complete English and Maths assessments and take part in a group activity in the morning. We will then filter the candidates that are successful in the morning and invite them to give a presentation on a subject that they enjoy and take part in an interview in the afternoon.
It shows your commitment to society by helping young people into work, and giving them the opportunity to develop a career in a thriving industry. This in turn not only helps the individuals concerned, but also the UK economy and, depending on your recruitment criteria, potentially your local community by employing local people.