At Rathbone Training we work to find you the right apprentices for your business. We do not charge any fee for the recruitment of apprentices and carefully screen each candidate before putting them forward for interview.

Key facts

  • Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff or train new employees.
  • If you are a levy payer you can use your levy funds to pay for the assessment of your apprentices, but not their salaries.
  • Minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 p/hr.
  • Many employers choose to pay more than the minimum apprenticeship wage in order to attract better quality candidates.
  • Apprentices are employees and are entitled to the same rights and legal protection as other workers.
  • Extra funding is available for small businesses and those wanting to take on a 16-18 year old.

Further information on funding for apprenticeships can be found on our Apprenticeship Levy page.

What do I need to do before I get an apprentice?

You will need to provide;

  • Employers liability insurance
  • Workplace pension for those over 21 and earning over £10,000 p.a. (£192 per week)
  • At least 30 hours employment per week for new apprentices (16 hours per week for existing staff)
  • A working environment which meets all legal health and safety requirements

I want an apprentice for my business, how do I get one?

Contact us for free advice and guidance on finding the right apprentice for your organisation. We do not charge for the recruitment of apprentices and can walk you through the funding process.

What business areas do you cover?

We offer apprenticeships in

  • Business and administration
  • Catering and professional chefs
  • Children and young people's workforce
  • Customer service
  • Health and social care
  • Hospitality
  • IT, software, web and telecoms professionals
  • Social media and digital marketing
  • Supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Vehicle fitting
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Youth work

I want to know more

Further information on apprenticeships can be found on the Gov.uk website.

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FAQ's

At Rathbone Training we work to find you the right apprentices for your business. We do not charge any fee for the recruitment of apprentices and carefully screen each candidate before putting them forward for interview.

KEY FACTS

  • Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff or train new employees.
  • If you are a levy payer you can use your levy funds to pay for the assessment of your apprentices, but not their salaries.
  • Minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 p/hr.
  • Many employers choose to pay more than the minimum apprenticeship wage in order to attract better quality candidates.
  • Apprentices are employees and are entitled to the same rights and legal protection as other workers.
  • Extra funding is available for small businesses and those wanting to take on a 16-18 year old.

Further information on funding for apprenticeships can be found on our Apprenticeship Levy page.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I GET AN APPRENTICE?

You will need to provide;

  • Employers liability insurance
  • Workplace pension for those over 21 and earning over £10,000 p.a. (£192 per week)
  • At least 30 hours employment per week for new apprentices (16 hours per week for existing staff)
  • A working environment which meets all legal health and safety requirements

I WANT AN APPRENTICE FOR MY BUSINESS, HOW DO I GET ONE?

Contact us for free advice and guidance on finding the right apprentice for your organisation. We do not charge for the recruitment of apprentices and can walk you through the funding process.

What business areas do you cover?

We offer apprenticeships in

  • Business and administration
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

I want to know more

Further information on aprenticeships in Scotland is available Skills Development Scotland

Get In Touch

FAQ's

At Rathbone Training we work to find you the right apprentices for your business. We do not charge any fee for the recruitment of apprentices and carefully screen each candidate before putting them forward for interview.

KEY FACTS

  • Apprenticeships can be used to develop existing staff or train new employees.
  • If you are a levy payer you can use your levy funds to pay for the assessment of your apprentices, but not their salaries.
  • Minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 p/hr.
  • Many employers choose to pay more than the minimum apprenticeship wage in order to attract better quality candidates.
  • Apprentices are employees and are entitled to the same rights and legal protection as other workers.
  • Extra funding is available for small businesses and those wanting to take on a 16-18 year old.

Further information on funding for apprenticeships can be found on our Apprenticeship Levy page.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I GET AN APPRENTICE?

You will need to provide;

  • Employers liability insurance
  • Workplace pension for those over 21 and earning over £10,000 p.a. (£192 per week)
  • At least 30 hours employment per week for new apprentices (16 hours per week for existing staff)
  • A working environment which meets all legal health and safety requirements

I WANT AN APPRENTICE FOR MY BUSINESS, HOW DO I GET ONE?

Contact us for free advice and guidance on finding the right apprentice for your organisation. We do not charge for the recruitment of apprentices and can walk you through the funding process.

What business areas do you cover?

We offer apprenticeships in 

  • Business and administration
  • Customer service
  • Electrotechnical
  • Retail

I want to know more

Further information on apprenticeships in Wales is available from Skills Gateway

Get In Touch

FAQ's

Apprenticeships led by the Welsh Government are supported by the European Social Fund.