Yes, you can get a £1,000 apprenticeship grant if your apprentice is aged 16 to 18 and you are a Levy Payer or an SME with less than 50 Employees. There are no restrictions on the number of incentive payments that can be claimed for 16-18 apprentices. Fill in the enquiry form or contact the National Apprenticeship Service to check you’re eligible and apply.
The employer incentive grant is paid directly to the BIoR and the BIoR will issue the grant incentive directly to the employer.
Funds are released in staggered payment:
This grant can be used however the employer wishes.
Apprenticeships can last from 1 to 5 years, depending on the level of qualification the apprentice is studying for.
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week.
Anytime. An Apprenticeship is a job like any other and you can begin one at any time of the year. The employer, apprentice, and BIoR agree on a start date suitable to all parties.
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C|
|Advanced||3||2 A Level passes|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation Degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree|
Vocational qualifications (NVQs), Technical Certificates, on-the-job training, Functional Skills (English and Maths).
Most of the training is on-the-job at the employer’s premises, working with a mentor to learn job-specific skills in the workplace. The Apprentice will be required to spend 20% of their working week carrying out off-the-job-training. Apprentices will be supported monthly by a qualified Tutor and then assessed towards the end of the qualification by an Independent End Point Assessor.
Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship. This can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.
The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship framework or standard and could include the following:
Off-the-job training does not include:
The apprenticeship levy is part of the Government’s plan to increase apprenticeships and is a new tax which aims to fund 3 million new apprenticeships in England by 2020. The Government’s aim is that the new levy should help to improve both the quantity and the quality of apprenticeships and will come in to effect in April 2017.
The apprenticeship levy only applies to employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million, they will start paying the levy in May 2017.
Each month, you must:
Any apprenticeship levy payment to HMRC will be allowable for Corporation Tax.
1) Work out what your total pay bill is.
Your pay bill is made up of the total amount of your employees’ earnings that are subject to Class 1 National Insurance contributions. Employees’ earnings include any money they make from employment, such as:
We will not charge the levy on other payments to employees, such as benefits in kind.
2) Work out what ½% of your total pay bill is.
3) Subtract the £15,000 allowance.
An employer with an annual pay bill of £5,000,000 will need to spend £10,000 on the levy:
Funds that you don’t use will expire 24 months after they enter your account. Whenever a payment for training is taken from your account, the service always uses the funds that entered your account first. Your apprenticeship service account will let you know when funds are due to expire.
If you do not have a pay bill over £3 million, you won’t need to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018. The Government will ask you to make a 10% contribution to the cost of the apprenticeship training and the government will pay the rest (90%), up to the maximum amount of government funding available for that apprenticeship. The Government asks you to pay this directly to the BIoR Business School before commencing the apprenticeship.
You can apply for an apprenticeship if you are:
This award is issued annually to companies that take on apprentices and keep them on program to its full completion.
It denotes that you are professionally supporting the development of your staff and currently have a staff member on an apprenticeship programme or IOR recognised training course. In addition to the certificate, you will also receive a prestigious logo for your website and email signature, and be featured on the IOR’s roll of honour on its website.
All apprentices will become individual members of The British Institute of Recruiters (BIoR) earning the letters mBIoR Cert PRP (for example) after their name upon competition of the apprenticeship.
Apprentices also get access to StudyCourse, the BIoR’s online learning platform, where they can access learning materials to fill their skills gaps and interact with tutors and mentors from within the recruitment industry, all working with the BIoR.
Apprentices will also receive free invites to industry events, ask the expert services and general support on all recruitment matters via the BIoR’s member helpline. Apprentices receive a free subscription to the Recruiting Times Magazine, weekly and full of helpful articles and information about recruitment.
Apprentices also receive access to free tutorials running on StudyCourse which they can access along with peer to peer forums online.
The BIoR Business School can become the key provider and support the management of other apprenticeship providers if the employer wants to engage a variety of providers for other apprenticeships such as social media, finance etc. For more information on Apprenticeships contact the BIoR on:
0871 288 2108 or email email@example.com