Why employ an apprentice?
The latest Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both apprentice and employer. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
You can adapt their training according to your business needs, motivate them to learn new skills, and expand and upskill your workforce.
A marine Apprenticeship lasts for between 1 and 2 years. You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates to people who want to further their careers or change career direction. You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.
As an employer, you are entitled to funding from the government to help pay for 95 – 100% of the training fees. If your company pays into the Apprenticeship Levy, you pay no more contributions. If your company is not a ‘levy payer’, your company pays 5% of the training fee over the Apprenticeship term. The only extra costs are travel and accommodation for the apprentice if required.
Presently there are incentives of up to £3,000 if you employ an apprentice before 30th September 2021, so now is a great time to take up this opportunity to grow your team.
You employ an apprentice, and we train them. We can assist you in the recruitment process if required.
Whilst they are working as an apprentice for you, you train them in the job they will eventually be doing, and we train them in the underpinning knowledge and get them certificated. The employer, apprentice and training provider work together and have periodic reviews to ensure that the apprentice stays on track.
Apprentices come out of the training with an Apprenticeship qualification and other certification relative to their role, such as manual handling, first aid, slinger and signaller, forklift operator. Please refer to the individual Apprenticeship web pages for more information.