Benefits for employers

  • 1,000 businesses are now involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards – the first new apprenticeships due to be delivered in 2014 to 2015
  • The government invested £1.5bn in apprenticeships in 2013 to 2014
  • Businesses report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week when they hire apprentices
  • From April 2016, employers will no longer be required to pay employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings up to the upper earnings limit
  • If you’re a small business, you may get a £1,500 grant to help cover the cost of starting a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 years old
  • 84% of employers say they are satisfied with the programme
  • Almost 9 in 10 of every employer that takes on an apprentice report benefits to their business
  • 70% reported that apprenticeships improved their productivity or the quality of their product or service
  • apprenticeship reforms are putting employers in the driving seat
  • 12 months minimum duration just one part of commitment to quality
  • there has never been a better time to employ an apprentice, or start an apprenticeship
For more information, visit: www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/apprenticeships

1,000 businesses are now involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards – the first new apprenticeships due to be delivered in 2014 to 2015

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