Apprentices can give your business a competitive edge. Whether you are looking to train existing employees or employ an Apprentice to join your workforce, our free advice and recruitment service can help find the right person for your organisation.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work based courses which are designed to meet the needs of employers. An Apprentice is employed by an organisation, who gains on-the-job work experience, whist studying for nationally recognised qualifications with a training provider.

What are the benefits of employing an Apprentice?

There are a wide range of benefits available to a company by hiring an Apprentice including:

  • Funded training and qualifications available
  • Increased productivity within the workplace
  • A more motivated and satisfied workforce
  • Tailored training packages to meet individual skills requirements
  • Ensuring your company has skilled workers to meet future demands
  • Reduction in staff turnover

How can I hire an Apprentice?

Trafford College’s Vacancy Matching Service can advertise your vacancies to prospective students, and recommend individuals who meet your specific skills requirements.

Where will the training be delivered?

The majority of our Apprenticeship programmes are delivered completely in the workplace, meaning all training will have minimal impact upon the day-to-day running of your business.

How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.68 per hour, however many employers prefer to pay more. The average wage is £170 per week. There is also a range of funding available to cover the training costs, the contribution of which depends on your sector and the age of your Apprentice.

Age Apprenticeship (Level 2) Advanced Apprenticeship
(Level 3)
16 – 18 years old Fully funded Fully funded
19 – 23 years old Fully funded Fully funded

If an Apprentice is aged 24+, please contact us on 0161 886 7461 to see what funding options are available

What financial incentives are available?

Trafford College has access to a range of cash incentives available to companies who hire an Apprentice.

What will my return on investment be?

Discover what your return on investment will be for hiring an Apprentice by utilising the ROI Calculator.

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