How much do apprentices get paid?

How much do apprentices get paid?

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to make sure your apprentice is being paid the correct wage. Although you can decide your own salary range for your apprentice, you have to make sure that they are receiving at least the national minimum wage for their...
How to successfully onboard an apprentice remotely

How to successfully onboard an apprentice remotely

If your company is continuing to work remotely, either full-time or as part of a hybrid working model, you might be wondering how you can help an apprentice feel welcomed into your team.The onboarding process is a critical time, especially for an apprentice, as this...
Everything you need to know about mentoring an apprentice

Everything you need to know about mentoring an apprentice

Starting an apprenticeship can be nerve wracking, whether you’re fresh out of school or have made a mid-career change. During this transition period, an apprentice will have a lot to learn, so they’ll need support and guidance to help them settle in and flourish in...
What is the apprenticeship levy?

What is the apprenticeship levy?

One thing that can scare an employer away from offering an apprenticeship scheme is funding. Hiring an apprentice means extra costs, both to cover training and the apprentice’s salary, which can be a financial challenge for smaller businesses.However, help is at hand,...
The benefits of higher and degree apprenticeships

The benefits of higher and degree apprenticeships

One common misconception about apprenticeships is that they only provide entry-level qualifications. However, government research has found that in the 2020/2021 academic year, higher apprenticeships made up nearly a third of all new starts. Higher level or degree...
What do different apprenticeship levels mean?

What do different apprenticeship levels mean?

When you’re trying to set up an apprenticeship scheme for your company, it can be confusing trying to understand the various terms used to describe different kinds of apprenticeships. In these early stages, one of the first things you need to understand is what the...
How to interview an apprentice

How to interview an apprentice

When it comes to hiring an apprentice, a lot of the recruitment process is similar to how it would be when hiring any other member of staff. However, one thing that should be treated differently is the interview.  If you’ve not interviewed an apprentice before,...
5 common myths about apprenticeships, busted

5 common myths about apprenticeships, busted

Although over 700,000 people in England are participating in apprenticeships, there are still many myths and misconceptions about what they are. Some employers and potential apprentices are put off because of these misconceptions, but the reality couldn’t be any more...
5 reasons why you should hire an apprentice

5 reasons why you should hire an apprentice

If you’re reading this, you’re probably deciding whether you should hire an apprentice for your business. Apprenticeships are hugely beneficial for people of all ages, and are a great way to upskill your current workforce or help someone else begin their career....