Employer Services - Businesses

Apprenticeships are changing. They are no longer only seen as a career step for young people. More and more companies are looking to apprenticeships as a way to invest in their existing staff to deliver cost effective training whilst bringing real results to their business.When you sign up an existing member of staff on an apprenticeship with us, we can provide up to 2 days FREE training* worth up to £190 in complementary subjects such as: Administrative Business, Customer Service, Marketing or Management and Team Leading and our HSE approved Emergency First Aid at Work course. Click here to view our added value incentives.

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Why Choose Heart of England Training?

We offer outstanding business based apprenticeships from levels 2-5 in a range of subjects and we work with over 500 businesses across the midlands within a range of sectors including Local Authorities, Multinationals and SMEs. We provide workplace training solutions tailored to suit the specific needs of your organisation and we pride ourselves on our flexibility to deliver exactly what you require. We are able to support and assist with the recruitment and selection process, deliver tailored training in your workplace as well as outline any relevant progression opportunities when the time comes.

The latest FE Choices survey shows that 97% of employers we work with would recommend us to others.

What about funding?

The way apprenticeships are funded has changed. If you choose to take on an apprentice aged 16-18 (or up to 24 if they hold an EHCP) you will receive £1000 from the government towards their training which will be paid in two installments, one on day 90 and one on day 365 of training. If you recruit an apprentice, or enrol a current staff member aged 19 or over, you will now need to contribute 10% towards their training costs and this can either be spread across three payments or paid in full as a lump sum. Apprentices, regardless of age will be paid at least the apprenticeship minimum wage of £3.50ph for the first year, and you do not need to make any NI contributions on top of this.