Employers

Are you a business owner considering taking on an apprentice, but yet to take the plunge?

Oldham College is experienced in building long-term relationships with employers. We understand the administrative, logistical and developmental challenges that offering apprenticeships sometimes pose. We work alongside employers to ensure apprenticeships that are mutually beneficial for apprentice and employer.

Hiring apprentices is an effective way for businesses to nurture talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Employers with apprentices report increased productivity, greater employee satisfaction, reduced staff turnover, lower recruitment costs, increased long-term security and more.

Helpful Information

All employers will receive £1,000 each for taking on an apprentice who is either aged between 16 – 18 or is aged 19 to 25 years old and has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, or has been in the care of their local authority (if they consent to share this information).

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) provides grants for construction employers who provide training for their workforce. The Grants Scheme helps the industry maintain high standards, making sure people are being trained in the right skills for the industry to thrive.
Get more information on the CITB Grants Scheme

Our team will support you in setting up your Apprentice Service Account, utilising funding and provide advice on taking on an apprentice.