Published: November 16, 2020

Government Funded Training for Existing and New Staff

Find out about the great incentives available to employers for training your team and supporting your business.

Government Announce Employer Support - Take advantage of the range of measures available to support your business.

As a local business, we just wanted you to know about the great incentives available to employers and how we can support you through these difficult times! We are already supporting local business and we can help you too!

We can support your existing staff to upskill in areas like:

  • Assessing & Coaching
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Support
  • Data Technician
  • Leadership and Management
  • Learning Mentor

These routes attract funding by the government through the apprenticeship programme. There isn't an age limit so don't think your team are too old!

The government have also introduced additional payments to employers who hire new apprentices. The government already pay £1,000 to any employer who takes on a 16-18 year-old apprentice.  From 1 August 2020 through to 31 January 2021, an additional payment of £2,000 will be paid to employers for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, with a £1,500 payment for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over.

In addition to our Apprenticeship programmes, Avant Skills Academy has run a successful traineeship programme with local employers since 2016, with 95% of trainees that completed the programme progressing into an apprenticeship and employment. As part of these new measures, the government will fund employers who provide our learners with work experience at a rate of £1,000 for each learner. This is a great opportunity for you to work trial a potential new apprentice before you employ them, or raise your profile in the area by giving a young person valuable work experience, which will be publicised by Avant in our marketing materials and on our social media channels.

Therefore, if you provide a 16-18 year old learner with work experience through our traineeship programme, then progress them to an apprenticeship within your organisation, you will receive £4,000 from the government.

We get fantastic feedback from the local employers and learners we work with 95% of employers and an amazing 99.5% of learners recommend us and we are graded good by Ofsted.  To find out why and take advantage of the offers available to support your business, please contact the Business Development Team at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), call 01472 426 624 or send us a message here

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