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Hire an Apprentice

We deliver high-quality apprenticeship training across a range of industries and occupations, from Level 3 (Equivalent to A Level) through to Level 6 (degree-level).

Recruit new talent

Reward and upskill existing employees

  • What is an apprenticeship?
    An apprenticeship combines hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain a relevant qualification. It is a paid position and an apprentice must have the same conditions and entitlements as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles. At least 20% of an apprenticeship’s time must be set aside for learning. This can consist of a range of varied activities, which will help develop them as an employee. Depending on the course, some of this may be spent at the college or training provider.
  • What are the benefits to your business?
    You have the flexibility to adapt your apprentice's training based on the needs of your business and even your team. There is a lot of financial support and funding available from the Government. If you are a levy-paying employer then training costs are already covered! You can reward existing staff by investing in their career development which also saves you money on recruitment and time on onboarding new hires. Apprenticeships show that you value your employees and their development. This breeds a positive culture where they are more likely to stay loyal and be more productive for you. Developing employees with high-level skills add value to your organisation, beyond their direct impact. For example, they will be better positioned to mentor and train other team members. Offering a paid job alongside a valuable qualification is a great incentive to help attract the best and most dedicated jobseekers. Let's see some stats! 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service Source: Government survey 2017
  • Why choose the Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology?
    Our curriculum has been developed in partnership with employers. What your apprentice is learning at the IoT is directly related to the needs of the industry and employers like you. Your apprentices will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that is at the cutting edge of your industry. We will support with the recruitment process. Dedicated expert tutors and assessors to guide you and your apprentice throughout the programme. Opportunities for continued progression via higher and degree apprenticeships. We are in the top 50 training providers nationally - Rate My Apprenticeship 2020-2021. 100% of our apprentices and 97% of employers rate us as very good or good in reviews from Nov 2020 to Jan 2021
  • What financial support is available?
    Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial support and help from the government. Levy paying employers If your payroll bill is in excess of £3m, you will already be paying an Apprenticeship Levy of 0.5%. This means the costs are already covered and you will pay for apprenticeships training from your Digital Account. Non-levy paying employers If your payroll bill is less than £3m, your apprenticeship training costs are co-funded by the Government. They pay 95% and your employ contribution is 5%. Apprenticeship training will be fully funded by the Government if your payroll bill is less that £3m, you employ fewer than 50 people and your apprentice is aged 16-18 or under 25 with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). Incentive payments of £1k for all employers who recruit an apprentice who is: Aged 16-18 years old Under 25 and has an EHCP or been in the care of their local authority

For an informal discussion about your training needs and how an apprenticeship could help you.

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