There has never been a better time to consider an apprenticeship. Young people can ‘GET IN AND GO FAR’ with an apprenticeship and end up working in a multitude of different organisations. Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to follow a real pathway to achieve success in your chosen career.
Rove have been delivering a range of Apprenticeships in the public and private sectors in the North East for almost a decade.
Rove are proud to have been accepted onto the Education Skills Funding Agency’s new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).
The aim of this new register is to ensure anyone taking an Apprenticeship is doing so through a quality, registered training provider and rove were awarded their listing in March 2017 when The Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Skills Finding Agency (ESFA) published the new Register.
Every training organisation who has been successful in gaining access to the RoATP have been through a rigorous assessment process to make sure they meet the quality expectations required by the ESFA. As part of the new Apprenticeship reforms which include the Apprenticeship Levy, employers will now choose their training delivery partner from this register for all Apprenticeships starts from May 2017.
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Frequently asked questions:
Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job.
Apprentices can be new or current employees.
Your apprentice must:
- work with experienced staff
- learn job-specific skills
- study during their working week (for example, at a college or training organisation)
You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage.
The National Minimum Wage calculator works out the exact amount that you have to pay an employee.
You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training.
The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not.
You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.
If you don’t need to pay the levy
You pay 10% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. You need to:
- agree a payment schedule with the training organisation
- pay them directly for the training
The government will pay the rest (90%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay it directly to the training organisation.
You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.
If you pay the levy
You’ll receive funds to spend on training and assessing your apprentices. The government will add 10%.
How you get your funds and pay for training depends on whether you’re in:
5 Places To Find Out More About Apprenticeships
1. Find an apprenticeship | www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Create an account, search for the latest jobs, apply and receive text and email alerts about your applications online.
2. Amazing Apprenticeships | www.amazingapprenticeships.com
Your central hub for all the latest apprenticeship information. Download the free Apprenticeship Pack, watch short films, download free posters and much more. Sign up to the newsletter so you never miss a free resource again!
3. National Careers Service | https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Find out more about the different types of careers available to you, receive job search advice and personalised help from careers advisers. You can also access face to face advice, speak to someone on the phone or chat online.
4. Get In. Go Far | www.getingofar.gov.uk
The Get in. Go Far website allows you to hear from real apprentices and employers, watch films and explore the website. There are also case studies available to read so you can find out more about the apprenticeship route.
5. Apprenticeship Guide | www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk
The Apprenticeship Guide contains brief summaries of every apprenticeship offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life case studies, employer advertising, a directory of training providers and much more.
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