Advice and support on incentives, funding and the Digital Apprenticeship Service
Dedicated account management
Business Administration L2 Replacement
A Customer Service pathway with administration content
We have designed a Customer Service pathway with administration content, to plug the gap left by removal of the Business Administration Level 2 Framework. Many employers used the BA 2 as an entry level apprenticeship, with the apprentice then progressing into Level 3 admin, or IT or Finance. Our Customer Service – Admin Pathway fills this niche for employers.
The full range of Government Incentives for Apprenticeship Employers
A £3000 new incentive for recruiting any age apprentice between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021, claimed by the employer via the Apprenticeship service
In addition, a £1000 incentive for the following (also payable for existing employees) – payable via SGS College in equal instalments at 90 days and 12 months for;
A 16-18 year old apprentice
A 19-24 year old with an Education and Health Care Plan EHCP
A 19 -24 year old who has previously been in local authority care
Employers make no National Insurance payments for apprentices under age 25
Example saving. An employer has a staff member who is under 25 and paid £16000 per year. The employer will be paying 13.8% NI on earnings above the first £8,424, so 13.8% x £7576 = £1045. If the staff member starts an apprenticeship, the employer will save £1045 per year, until the staff member reaches 25.
Government Contribution to Training Costs
This is dependent on the size of employer and the age of the apprentice.
For SME employers, with under 50 employees, apprenticeship training costs for are 100% government funded for 16 -18s, 19 - 24s EHCP and 19 – 24 care-leavers.
For SME employers, for all other age groups, training costs are 95% government funded.
For levy paying employers, training costs are 100% levy-funded, for all ages of apprenticeship, unless the full levy is used up. Training costs are then 95% government funded.
The government top-up levy funds with an additional 10%
This is paid monthly into the apprenticeship service account.
Care Leaver Bursary
A £1000 one-off payment to apprentices who have previously been in local authority care.
For any further information, or for help with the incentives, funding and apprenticeship process, please contact our Business Development team at [email protected]
SGS offers a wide range of apprenticeships covering most employment sectors.
We have very strong retention and overall achievement rates, ahead of national averages. Our employers are supported with a dedicated account manager to steer them through every step of the apprenticeship journey.
"Recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year"
Learners are supported with their training assessor to ensure they have every opportunity to thrive, achieve and progress to the next level. We have flexible delivery models, including programmes at Filton, Stroud and central Bristol. We also offer workplace delivery for some apprenticeship programmes.
We support over...
We support over 1000 employers a year with their apprenticeship programme, recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year.
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