As a not for profit, registered charity, Appris is governed by a membership of employers who recruit apprentices. As such, there are a number of benefits Member Companies can access, including:
For employers recruiting apprentices, the following fees apply for each year they remain in learning:
- Yearly membership fee of £250 for companies with 20 or more employees
- Free for micro businesses with less than 20 staff
For micro businesses without apprentices, a yearly fee of £50 will apply in order to access the benefits of being a Member.
Short Course Discounts
10% discount to Members on all Health & Safety and Electrical course costs (excluding awarding body and exam fees where applicable). This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
15% discount on room hire to all Members in relation to any business or social event that the company wishes to hold.
Free Apprentice Recruitment
We pride ourselves on being on employer-led training provider. We offer a free recruitment process, including working with schools and stakeholders to promote the engineering and manufacturing sector to young people, test & interview candidates as part of a screening process and provide advice and guidance to both employer and candidate to create the next generation of skilled workers.
Annual General Meeting
All Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting held in January each year, which gives your opportunity to meet staff and other Member Companies.
Payment by invoice/increased credit limit
All Member Companies have the benefit of payment on account and are not required to provide payment in advance for short courses and other commercial business.
If you’d like to find out more about your particular company, sector, and region’s funding options, contact Dean Coleman-Walker, Business Development Advisor on 01274 668149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently developing a portfolio of Apprenticeship Standards that are new or replacing existing Apprenticeship Frameworks. Contact Dean Coleman-Walker at email@example.com to discuss the following new Apprenticeship Standards:
Human Resources (Level 5) – HR Consultant/Partner – Under Development
Human Resources (Level 3) – HR Support – Under Development
Business, Management & Administration (Level 3) – Business Administrator – Under Development
Business, Management & Administration (Level 2) – Business Improvement Technician – Under Development
Designed by employers for employers, an Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme, through this programme you can train both your existing staff and any new employees that you are thinking of recruiting. All apprentices follow an approved ‘Apprenticeship Framework’.
This Apprenticeship Framework consists of the following:
- A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is assessed in the workplace by carrying out observations, professional discussions and producing evidence to prove the apprentice is working to a high level within their job role.
- A Technical Certificate contains the essential, generic background knowledge and understanding for a range of common work roles and understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required to work effectively.
- Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT address the personal development of an individual in these specific areas. Note, ICT Functional Skills is not required in some frameworks where the use of information technology is limited or not required.
- ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities) – This covers vital legislation such as Health & Safety, data protection and discrimination, responsibilities and rights at work and other key policies and procedures to an apprentices job role.
- PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) – These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS: independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team working, self-managing and effective participation.
Apprenticeships are available at the following levels:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeships (Level 3)
- Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4 or 5)
If you would like more information about how to take on an apprentice, please contact Dean Coleman-Walker, Business Development Advisor on 01274 668149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost to You
All Apprenticeship Levy employers will utilise their online digital account to pay for the learner’s apprenticeship.
Non-Apprenticeship levy paying employers, and levy paying employers with insufficient funds must co-invest 10% of the agreed training cost up to the maximum value of the funding band and 100% where this is above the funding band. You will need to invoice employers separately for any employer co-investment, including any VAT.
The only exceptions to employer co-investment are for:
- English and maths to achieve the required government standard
- where the employer qualifies for small employer support
- any learning support
Where employers access government funded co-investment for the apprenticeship, employers must make a financial contribution of 10% by payment up front, or agree a payment plan of monthly or quarterly invoicing.
The following links are useful resources when considering employing an apprentice:
National minimum wage and apprentice rates detailed at the .GOV.UK website
Apprenticeship agreements detailed on the .gov.uk website
Get your apprenticeship rights straight CIPD People Management Magazine
How to avoid employment law problems : Apprenticeships
Acas – employing young people