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Want To Hire An Apprentice?

Why should I hire an Apprentice?

How Long Do Apprenticeships
Last For?

An apprenticeship can last between 12 - 18 months, which varies with the individual 

How Much Do I Have To Pay An Apprentice?

£4.81 is the national minimum wage for an apprentice, which applies for all apprentices aged 16-18, or who are 19+ in their first year. If they are outside of these criteria, they must be paid at least minimum wage.

30 hours minimum per week with a maximum of 40. Working days should be no longer than 8 hours.

How Many Hours Can My Apprentice
Work Per Week?

There are many benefits to hiring an apprentice:

  • Cost effective: a lower cost for staff will help boost your busniess more then ever before.

  • Access to funding and grants:  if your business is small to medium sized, you may be eligable for funding or a grant to help towards the cost of an Appretice. Find more information here.

  • Stick to their roots: 90% of Apprentices continue under you employment after completing their qualification, meaning the skills they acquire can be tailored to the needs of your business. 

Do I pay tax and NI on my Apprentice?

Employers may not need to pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions for an apprentice, if the apprentice:

  • Is under 25 years old

  • earns less than £827 a week (£43,000 year).

Employers and training providers could be eligible for £1,000 each if they hire an eligible apprentice.

If your Apprentice is:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old, or

  • aged 19 to 25 years old and has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or has been in the care of their local authority

You can be eligabile for £1000 of Government support that can go towards costs associated with supporting an apprentice in the workplace, e.g. uniforms, travel fares or salary.

The first payment of £500 should be paid to the employer by the training provider after 90 days of the apprenticeship training start date, and the final payment of £500 should be paid to the employer by the training provider after 365 days of the apprenticeship training start date.

Find out more here

If you're interested in hiring an apprentice, get in touch!

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