The benefits of hiring an apprentice

The reasons to start hiring apprentices for your business are stacking up. Not only will you get a chance to hire a dedicated member of staff that wants to grow and succeed with your business, there are also financial incentives available from the government.

“I want to invest in the future and hire an apprentice”

Great, by hiring an apprentice you’re investing in the future of your new employee, the future of the workforce in your industry and in your long-term business productivity. Apprentices are more likely to stay with your company long-term and will be trained to your standards.

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“Am I eligible to receive financial help?”

If your company has less than 50 people, you may be eligible for a grant of £1,500 if you hire an apprentice aged 16-24. In return you must pay them at least minimum wage and allow them a day every week to study at college.

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“Sounds good, how many apprentices can I have?”

You can hire as many apprentices as you like and can get financial support for up to 5 apprentices at any one time. The apprenticeships will last from 1 – 4 years depending on the qualification they are studying for.

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“Where do I sign up?”

You can find out more about hiring an apprentice with CONEL by registering your interest with us, here. We look forward to hearing from you.

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