Apprenticeships are more popular than ever. Currently, one in five employers are investing in the training of more apprentices.
In return, employers benefit from a motivated member of staff who wants to learn and help their business grow.
Download the Employer Guide to Apprenticeships for information and benefits of recruiting an apprentice into your business.
You must pay an apprentice at least the minimum wage. If your business is eligible, there are grants available from the Government and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), to help with your costs.
Your apprentice must also:
You should also:
Visit the Government's ‘Employ an apprentice’ page for a step-by-step guide.
You can also find further information at:
Some businesses are able to receive grants and funding to cover the costs of an apprentice’s training. Find out more about apprenticeship grants.
The Construction Industry Training Board, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, is taking steps to secure the future of the 1,400 apprentices who have been affected by the closure of Carillion.
There is a package of support, including apprenticeship adoption incentives and standard ongoing CITB grant support, to encourage construction employers to recruit these apprentices and retain them in the construction industry.
Employers interested in this package can find out more on the Carillion apprentices support grant page on the CITB website.
CITB is working with the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) to also support workers in full-time employment. If you are a worker who has just lost your job with Carillion, or you're at risk of redundancy because of the closure, see the following pages for information on available support: