Professional development for your staff can be a costly process, with many good vocational training courses costing thousands of pounds. Often, however employers are surprised to learn that government funding can cover most, or all, of the cost of Britain’s best staff training.
The government has announced an increase in the support they give for non-apprenticeship levy-paying businesses (those that have a wage bill of less than £3m per year). From April 2019 employers now only pay 5% employer contribution rather than the previous 10%.
Apprenticeships offer huge potential for upskilling, retraining and career development for staff and new recruits of any age. Indeed, leading provider HTP Apprenticeship College’s average age for apprentices is 29!
No prior qualifications are required either – it doesn’t matter if the applicant has a Degree or nothing at all – there are Apprenticeships for every level of knowledge and ability.