JACE is an employer of apprentices and we know that this form of training can add real value to both businesses and individuals- we have witnessed it first-hand.
We strongly believe in creating lasting relationships, where we act in partnership with employers and their apprentices, to live up to our Company Vision of Making a Difference in a positive way and bringing out the best in all.
As an employer of apprentices across our business, we also realise that ‘one size does not fit all”. Each employer and apprentice are unique, requiring a different approach, in most cases, to their delivery programme.
The apprenticeship reforms are complex but we look to ‘de-mystify’ and simplify the process for our employers, helping and guiding Management, HR and Finance divisions, through each step of the journey.
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An apprenticeship is a real job with a skills programme attached i.e. paid employment with a recognised and accredited course of learning, that will be certified on successful completion.
It is available to anyone over the age of 16 years, with no upper age limit.
An apprenticeship lasts for a minimum duration of 12 months. In practise, the length of programme should be specific to and suit the needs of the apprentice, taking account of prior learning; any learning support that may be required (eg dyslexia) and the level of the course programme (e.g. a Level 5 courses will generally take to complete than Level 3).
It will be the responsibility of an employer to pay wages to an apprentice and offer other employment entitlements such as paid leave. The rate of pay will be negotiable in the normal way and reflecting for example, age, experience and other employability attributes. However, pay scales are governed by minimum levels, according to apprentice age. These minimum levels are set by government and vary from time to time.
Payment of the training element of the apprenticeship programme should be agreed upon by the employer and training provider. Government funding will be available to support the price agreed, subject to eligibility and depending on whether you are a Levy Employer or Non-Levy Employer. In addition, Government Incentives are available, subject to certain criteria, which may mean that you receive more from government than you pay to your training provider!
For information on our course costs, click on the link here. For further information on government funding for Levy and Non-Levy payers click on the links below.
The government has an ambition to substantially grow the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. It sees this as a means of improving the UK’s productivity, to make our country more competitive and raise our standards of living.
JACE is a direct employer of apprentices and therefore aware of both the commitment and benefits that the programme can bring to a business. Some of the benefits include:
From May 2017 the government initiated a dramatic reform of apprenticeships under three key areas:
Once an Employer has decided on embarking on the recruitment/employment of an apprentice, it will need to select a training provider, from the Register of Approved Training Providers (RoATP) and then agree on the appropriate price for the training, taking account of all elements of the process. In the case of a new Standard, this will need to include the price of the End Point Assessment ‘up front’, even though this takes place at the end of the programme.