The new system supports apprenticeship training by drawing funds from large UK employers via an apprenticeship levy.
If you would like to find out how much your organisation will need to pay, visit the following government website to estimate your apprenticeship funding.
Career Match can help you find your ideal career, by providing you with current information about wages, employment prospects and the number of job postings across the local area.
The Government introduced a levy for apprenticeships in April 2017. Alongside PAYE contributions, employers with wage bills of more than £3m will now have to pay 0.5% of their wage bill into an electronic account, regardless of whether or not they employ apprentices. The Government will use this to fund the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment.
For those employers with a wage bill of less than £3m, other changes have been introduced, including a requirement for some employers to contribute towards the cost of training and assessment.
For more details, take a look at Apprenticeship Reforms and the Levy.
Training is flexible and can often be delivered in the workplace. For a number of apprenticeship programmes day release may be necessary; for others day or evening release may be appropriate.
Traineeships are designed to help young people gain the skills and experience for work. They are a partnership between an employer and the College.
Traineeships will last up to 6 months. The work placement within a traineeship will be at least six weeks and no more than five months.
Once you have completed a Traineeship, it is expected that you will progress onto an apprenticeship or job. Alternatively, you may decide to enrol on a course to gain specialist qualifications for your chosen career.
Those on Traineeships will be offered an exit interview with their work placement organisation to help them practise and prepare for future job interviews. Where available, these interviews may be for real apprenticeships or jobs within the organisation. You may also gain qualifications from courses completed with the College, to add to your CV.
An apprenticeship programme is a package of nationally recognised qualifications covering practical job related learning, theory and understanding, and English and maths.
In these days of huge competition for jobs, an apprenticeship allows you to gain qualifications whilst building up your skills and experience in the workplace, giving you a huge advantage over others when applying for promotion or new jobs.
Or download the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) App and you can search and apply for apprenticeships; you can apply for as many as you like:
Wirral Met College is the largest provider of apprenticeship programmes on Wirral. We offer over 100 apprenticeships covering a wide range of industry sectors from accountancy and engineering to optical retail and life sciences, so there will be an apprenticeship available for your chosen career.
Employers who have recruited apprentices with Wirral Met College include: Wirral Council, Autism Together, and Magenta Living.