Posted on 29th October 2019
Could your business benefit from taking on a 16-18 year old? If yes, now’s the time, as the Government are offering a £1000 incentive!
Further, if you have under 50 employees, there are no co-investment costs to be met by you – making it free to take on an apprentice.
More benefits to you:
✔ Employees learn whilst working, causing minimal disruption.
✔ No day release to college.
✔ Learning is relevant to their job role.
✔ Accredited and recognised awarding bodies.
For the larger, Apprenticeship Levy paying company:
• You’ve already paid for the training due to the Government tax! Make use of your training Levy Pot, don’t lose it !
• You can still benefit from the £1000 incentive.
Did you know?
There is no upper age limit for becoming an apprentice. Recent statistics show 71% of apprenticeships were started by those aged 19 or over; in the over 25s, the average age was 37 years.
Source: UK Parliament Apprenticeship Statistics: England
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."