Are you ready?

Now is the time to begin rebuilding your business as we all focus on the future.

Cash incentives have now been announced for employers hiring trainees and apprentices over the next six months*.


From 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021, the government will fund employers who provide trainees with work experience for 16-19 year olds, at a rate of £1,000 per trainee.

The government will also pay any employer* that hires a new young apprentice aged 16 to 24 £2,000, while those that hire new apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500.

Not only that; these payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the government already provides for new 16-18 year-old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan – where that applies.

With that in mind, we want to support as many employers as we can to make the most of this amazing offer before it runs out.

Below we provide more details on what is involved.

                 

  • How much does hiring a trainee or apprentice actually cost?

    Trainees aged 16-19

    Trainees are employed for a 6 week period to learn and develop their skills in a workplace but do not receive a wage for this duration.

    You will receive £1000* in government cash incentives for employing a trainee provided they are eligible and complete the programme.

    Apprentices aged 16-18

    All 16-18 year old apprentices are fully funded by the Government. There is no employer contribution cost to hiring within this age group.

    There is a £1,000 grant* that employers receive for taking on a 16-18 year old, this is paid to the employer in two instalments:

    • £500 is paid 3-4 months after taking on the apprentice.
    • £500 is paid on successful completion of the programme.

    Apprentice minimum wage must be paid to the learner in line with government regulations.

    You will receive an additional £2000 in government cash incentives for employing a 16-18 year old apprentice provided they are eligible and complete the programme*.

    Apprentices aged 19 and over

    For employers who don’t pay the apprenticeship levy** the mandatory employer contribution for employing an apprentice aged 19 or over is just 5%, with the government now paying 95% of the cost.

    At Haddon Training, we’ve created an effective payment plan that includes an initial payment to register the learner, and then a series of low monthly payments set up by direct debit over the duration of the apprenticeship.

    Other than those aged under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, there are unfortunately no other Government grants for employing an apprentice in this age range.

    Apprentice minimum wage must be paid to the learner in line with government regulations.

    You will receive £1500-£2000 in government cash incentives* for employing an apprentice aged 19 or over dependant on their age, provided they are eligible and complete the programme.

  • Our recruitment process

    Haddon Training offers a FREE recruitment service and there’s no finder’s fee for placing a trainee or apprentice. We advertise on different platforms and can reach up to 300,000 eager young people looking for traineeships and apprenticeships.   We carefully match our applicants to your requirements and pre-screen them to check they are eligible and suit the specifications of the job role.

    A member of our team will work with you to ascertain what kind of learner you are looking for:

    • What level of experience is required.
    • What the job role of the trainee/apprentice will be
    • Whether you would like to offer a traineeship.

    We will then advertise that position for you free of charge on our advertising channels

    Applicants will then apply and our expert team will call each one to assess their suitability. If we feel they have the appropriate experience for the position, we’ll then give the candidate your details to arrange an interview.

    Once you have chosen your learner, we will organise an enrolment with one of our qualified Trainer-Coaches, who will come out and sign the learner up to the relevant programme.

  • Training

    Our vocationally experienced Trainer-Coaches have a vast wealth of experience from working in the industry. They are experts in their field and know how to help learners achieve in supporting your business.

    For trainees, there will be regular on-site visits by a Trainer-Coach to ensure continuity and high-quality training and development.  There will also be support for their math and English if this is needed.

    For apprentices, we will visit the on-site every 4-6 weeks to coach, support and mentor the learner throughout the programme.

    Our Trainer-Coaches will also want to meet you regularly to discuss the learner’s progress, help develop them in areas where their skills may need improving and ensure that everything is on track.

     

  • Government links

*only applicable in England

**levy payers have a pay bill over £3million each year