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Apprenticeships Unravelled

Everything you’ll ever need to know about hiring, funding and working with an apprentice

A Tips & Advice Special Report about...

In a nutshell

The government is very keen on apprenticeships and is encouraging employers to use them through a range of attractive funding initiatives. This Special Report ensures you don’t miss out on the many advantages that apprenticeships have to offer. Written by one of the UK’s leading payroll experts, Kate Upcraft, it unravels the rules and explains all you need to know. Plus, it’s fully up to date with all the latest rates and figures and packed with real-world tips and worked examples.

In detail

Many employers are confused by all the apprenticeship rules and red tape and tend to avoid them. If that includes you, there’s a good chance you’re missing out, especially in a very tight employment market.

This Special Report explains how to employ an apprentice and how your business stands to benefit. It covers:

  • Incentive payments
  • Apprentice status
  • Apprentice employment rights
  • Using training providers
  • The apprenticeship levy
  • How much to pay

It’s essential reading for all employers, whatever your size and irrespective of whether you have any experience of working with apprentices. Order now and make an investment in your business’ future today.

We've created this Tips & Advice Special Report especially for... 

Business owners, employers, personnel managers, personnel consultants and HR staff that want to:

  • Have a clear view on the apprenticeship rules
  • Develop and grow their business with apprenticeships
  • Take full advantage of the available incentives

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice Special Report... 

An online service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice Special Report you'll read about...

1. Overview

1.1. What are apprenticeships?

1.2. Summary of apprenticeship levels and equivalent qualification across the UK

1.3. The public sector apprenticeship target

2. Role of the employer, accredited training provider and end-point assessment organisation

2.1. Employers

2.2. Accredited training provider

2.3. End-point assessment organisation

3. Advertising or finding apprenticeships

4. Kickstart Scheme

5. Incentive payments

6. The apprenticeship levy: who pays it, how is it calculated and paid?

7. Apprentices and NI

8. Using the digital apprenticeship service in England and funding routes in the rest of the UK

9. Apprentices and employment rights

9.1. Genuine job

9.2. Length of apprenticeship and working hours

9.3. National minimum wage

9.4. Employment rights

9.5. Apprenticeship agreement in England

9.6. Commitment statement

9.7. Discrimination protection and reasonable adjustments

9.8. Redundancy

9.9. Other employment considerations

10. After completion: rights and responsibilities

11. Ten steps to take when employing an apprentice for the first time

12. Future developments

13. Resources

14. Glossary

15. Documents

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