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
- Leadership & Management (Level 3) – Team Leader/Supervisor
- Leadership & Management (Level 5) – Operations/Departmental
- Logistics & Supply Chain (Level 2) – Warehousing Operative
- Specialist Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver
- Business, Management & Administration (Level 3) – Business Administrator- Under Development
- Business, Management & Administration (Level 2) – Business Improvement Technician- Under Development
- Engineering Design and Draughtsperson
- Advanced Manufacturing (Level 3) – Machinist
- Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
- Customer Service Practitioner (Level 2) – Customer Service Practitioner
- Welding (Level 2) – Welder
- Welding (Level 3) – Multi Positional Welder
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
The cost of the apprenticeship training delivered by Appris is met by the Government through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The following provides an overview of the pricing structure for apprenticeship programmes based on the learner’s age, additional training, and taking into account Government policy and current funding rules.
NOTE: THESE FEES WILL CHANGE FROM 1ST MAY 2017. EMPLOYERS WILL EITHER USE THEIR APPRENTICESHIP LEVY FUNDS OR BE REQUIRED TO CO-INVEST 10% OF THE COSTS.
|Engineering||16-18||19+ (50% Employer contribution)|
|Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance||No Employer contribution||£500|
|Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture||No Employer contribution||£1500|
|Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture||No Employer contribution||£3000 at start of year 1, £1500 at start of year 2|
|Advanced Apprenticeship with full time, additional off the job training in year 1.||£2500 contribution as this is over and above framework requirements||£4500 at start of year 1, £2000 at start of year 2|
NOTE: Learners 19+ costs can be reduced further should they have already achieved elements of the framework, i.e. PEO units or technical certificate.
|Business Support||Level||16-18||19+ (Employer contribution)|
|Business & Administration, Customer Services or Marketing||Intermediate Apprenticeship||No Employer contribution||£250|
|Advanced Apprenticeship||No Employer contribution||£500|
|Logistics||Level||16-18||19+ (Employer contribution)|
|Warehousing & Storage, Supply Chain Management or Logistics Operations||Intermediate Apprenticeship||No Employer contribution||£250|
|Advanced Apprenticeship||No Employer contribution||£500|
Contact Dean Coleman-Walker, Business Development Advisor on 01274 668149 or email email@example.com to discuss further. We are able to give advice on any additional funding you may be eligible, including local and national AGE grant funding for recruiting new apprentices.
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