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Hiring an apprentice just got easier…

There has never been a better time to recruit an apprentice.

The Chancellor’s £30bn rescue plan, announced at the beginning of July, has provided employers with a range of unprecedented opportunities for financial support.

Employers who might have been reconsidering their plans to hire new apprentices, or putting their workforce development plans on pause for the next year, now have an opportunity to develop and grow their business despite the on-going effects of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Employers who take on a new apprentice can now benefit from:

  • £3,000 bonus for employing a 16-18 year old apprentice
  • £2,000 bonus for employing 19-24 year old apprentice
  • £1,500 bonus for employing an apprentice aged 25 or over

How can we help?

  • We will handle the recruitment process for you
  • We have a pool of high calibre candidates waiting for an apprenticeship vacancy
  • Easy and hassle-free access to funding

All paperwork, claims and associated administration will be handled by our team, free of charge.

We’re aware that the bureaucracy and administration involved in applying for government schemes can put many employers off. We will do all of the hard work for you and handle all of the administration on your behalf.

By working with us, you can benefit from recruiting a high calibre Learning Unlimited apprentice into your workforce and access the new government bonus scheme without the headache of extra administration.

Why work with us?

The Learning Unlimited centre in Derby was graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last inspection.

Apprenticeship provision in the Chesterfield College Group was graded ‘Good’ by Oftsed in its last inspection.

The Chesterfield College Group was ranked joint 5th in the national 2019 NICDEX of Further Education Colleges (ranking takes into account employer satisfaction, learner satisfaction, 16-18 progression and adults into employment).

Our employer partners always tell us about the positive impact that apprentices have on their business:

We understand apprenticeships and we work with 100s of employers, of all sizes, every year. We help train thousands of apprentices, from Level 2 beginners to Level 5 experts, and offer customer support to employers which is second-to-none.

Why take on an apprentice?

The positive impact of employing an apprentice are proven and long-established:

  • Increased productivity

Over 78% of employers report an increase in productivity after hiring apprentices. Apprentices have a passion for their chosen career and want to become the best at what they do.

  • Tackle your skills shortages

You can decide which skills and knowledge your apprentices will learn, ensuring that any current or future skills gaps are covered.

  • Aids staff retention/loyalty

90% of apprentices stay with their employer longer and are more loyal to the company where they were trained.

  • Training tailored to your business

An apprentice can be trained to fit a specific role in your organisation, and can be moulded in line with your ethos and culture from day one; this means no bad habits to undo. 86% of employers said apprentices developed skills that were specific to their organisation.

  • Future proof your business

Keeping up with changes in technology and new ways of working can be challenging for any business. Apprentices are trained in the very latest techniques and approaches, and can bring a fresh perspective to any company.

*all statistics from www.gov.uk

Get in touch

Call our team now on 0345 850 1055 or email info@learningunlimiteduk.com to get the conversation started.