Apprenticeships for Employers

DO YOU WANT A HIGHLY MOTIVATED, WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE? APPRENTICES COULD BE THE ANSWER

Apprenticeships are work based programmes designed by employers for employers. They provide cost effective recruitment solutions, generate a committed and valuable workforce, increase productivity, reduce absence and can help support an ageing workforce.

WHY WORK WITH BMet?

Birmingham Metropolitan College has a long history of successful apprenticeship provision and won The Most Innovative Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2012 awarded by BTEC and Ofsted recently graded our manufacturing technology apprenticeships as outstanding.

We currently work with over 800 employers including large international companies like Caterpillar, BMW and Samsung as well as small and medium sized regional businesses.

WE OFFER:

  • Free training needs analysis
  • Advice on writing apprenticeship job descriptions
  • Posting of vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service website
  • Interview and assessment of potential apprentices
  • Free health and safety check
  • Excellent teaching and assessment
  • Use of award winning facilities
  • Flexible management and delivery of training
  • Apprentice progress reviews
  • Help with funding and paperwork

WHAT IS THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY?

The new Apprenticeship Levy will come into effect from April 2017. Its goal is to raise £3bn per year, to fund three million apprenticeships by 2020.

All businesses with payroll bills of £3M or more will be required to contribute 0.5% of their gross PAYE, regardless of whether they currently employ apprentices. Each business affected will then have access to a £15,000 levy allowance to use on the training of approved apprenticeships.

Employers who do not qualify to pay the levy will continue to access government funding for apprenticeships, some of which will be levy funds recycled for use with SMEs.

To help you get the most from your levy allowance, our BMet experts have gathered a series of FAQs for a factsheet which can be downloaded below.

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HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND AN APPRENTICE?

At BMet we provide you with your own Employment & Skills Advisor (ESA) who will assist you every step of the way. We offer a simple 6 step programme designed to take all the pressure out of recruiting an apprentice:

  1. Meet with an ESA from the College.
  2. Together you will decide on the job description, salary and working hours.
  3. The ESA will draft a recruitment advert which you will approve.
  4. The Recruitment Team will pre-screen all applicants and provide you with a shortlist.
  5. You will select which candidates you want to interview.
  6. You complete the interviews and your ESA meets with you to complete all necessary paperwork.

WHAT APPRENTICESHIPS DO WE OFFER?

With the widest selection in the Midlands whatever your business sector, we’re sure to have the right apprenticeship for you.

Sector Level Sector Level
  2 3 4   2 3 4
Business and Professional Services       Engineering and Construction      
Accounting Bricklaying  
Business Administration   Carpentry & Bench Joinery  
Business Administration for Legal Secretaries     Electrical & Electronic Servicing (White Goods)    
Customer Service   Electrotechnical    
Design   Engineering Manufacture
Digital Media     Gas    
IT Application Specialist   Motor Vehicle  
IT Telecomms Painting and Decorating    
Management & Team Leading   Plastering  
Marketing     Plumbing & Heating  
Paralegal (New Apprenticeship Standard)            
Hair, Beauty and Retail       Medical and Health      
Barbering     Childcare and Early Years  
Beauty   Dental Nursing    
Hairdressing   Health and Social Care  
Retail   Pharmacy  
Warehouse     Schools & Teaching Learning Support Assistant  
Facilities and Hospitality Services       Sports and Horticulture      
Cleaning and Support Services     Exercise and Fitness  
Facilities Management     Horticulture    
Hospitality and Catering            

Download table as PDF

GET IN TOUCH AND FIND OUT MORE

If you would like to discuss how we can help your business secure the best of the region’s bright young talent, call Denise Hopkins, Employer Engagement Coordinator on 0121 362 2101 or email training@bmet.ac.uk.