Attract new talent, offer progression and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce by hiring an Apprentice. 

The aim of an apprenticeship is to provide a job role for anyone over the age of 16 who wants to be trained and developed in a specific job role in a business (whether that be a small/medium enterprise or a large enterprise) to gain relevant experience and work towards the completion of the apprenticeship and the desired qualification. 

The levels of an apprentice can range from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) to Level 4-7 (equivalent to foundation degree and above). An Apprenticeship can normally last for up to 5 years depending on the level of the course. 

To help a business through the journey of the apprenticeship, a training provider, will work with the business and apprentice to ensure they both the needs of the employer and apprentice are met.

For more information on the requirements and support for hiring an apprentice, please click here. ( publication)

For a step-by-step guide to the apprenticeship service, click here.

Event: National Apprenticeship Awards 2017

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 have until Friday 26 May till 5pm to submit their entry!

Employer Categories

  • Small Employer of the Year (1 – 24 employees)
  • Medium Employer of the Year (25 – 249 employees)
  • Large Employer of the Year (250 – 4,999 employees)
  • Macro Employer of the Year (5,000+ employees)
  • Newcomer SME of the Year (up to 249 employees)
  • Newcomer Large Employer of the Year (250+ employees)

The very best employer category entries will also have the additional bonus of featuring in the prestigious annual Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

Apprentice Categories

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year
  • Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year
  • Apprenticeship Champion of the Year

The Apprenticeship Champion of the Year is open to individuals who go above and beyond to champion Apprenticeships, this category includes apprentices themselves but also is open to those who have made a significant contribution to apprenticeships e.g. those working in schools or providing careers guidance.

Why should I apply?

  • A top accolade for all the hard work put into excelling and playing a leading part in Apprenticeships
  • The honour of being recognised as ‘the best of the best’ and an Apprenticeships exemplar
  • Public recognition for your commitment through national, regional and sector media channels, likely to include radio and television coverage
  • Become known as an Ambassador of apprenticeships, helping to inform the government’s future policy

You can enter by applying onlinehere. (Only online submitted entries will be accepted).

For employer and apprentice guidance documents click here or find out more about the awards by watching our video.

Event: Apprenticeship Reforms - What they will mean to you

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP held an Apprenticeship event on 3 March at Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, to outline what the forthcoming Apprenticeship reforms will mean to Employers. 

If you missed our event, you can view Richard Daulton, National Account Manager (South and South West England) Skills Funding Agency, presentation on the Apprenticeship Levy Reforms here.

You an also take a look at our Employer Reform Fact sheet here

Apprenticeship Levy Guide

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

































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  • Apprenticeship funding: Details of how employers will be affected by the apprenticeship funding system introduced from May 2017.
  • SFA Digital blog: to help people keep up to date with the development of the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS).

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