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1 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24) Employer Update Presented by Insert presenters name and title Insert date of presentation Insert venue/workshop details

2 2 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – August 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Agenda National Apprenticeship Service Benefits Overview Eligibility Funding More information Any questions?

3 3 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Apprenticeships deliver National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeships deliver real business benefits by: Increasing productivity and efficiency Developing a skilled and qualified workforce Reducing training and recruitment costs Improving customer service and increasing your sales Reducing absenteeism and sickness by increasing loyalty and motivation

4 4 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Apprenticeships deliver National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeship Funding 100 per cent of the training costs for year olds Up to 50 per cent of the training costs aged 19 or over Up to 40 per cent of the training costs aged 25 and over Employer responsibilities As their employer you pay their wages, holiday, maternity and sick pay and issue a normal employee Contract of Employment plus an Apprenticeship Agreement Choice of programmes and levels There are over 250 Apprenticeship frameworks, covering 1,400 job roles at three levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Higher

5 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – August 2013 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE 16 to 24) - Overview National Apprenticeship Service

6 6 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Overview National Apprenticeship Service On 16 November 2011 the Government announced the Youth Contract - a £1 billion package of support to encourage small & medium sized businesses to employ young people AGE 16 to 24 supports employers, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the Apprenticeship programme

7 7 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Overview National Apprenticeship Service The National Apprenticeship Service will provide AGE 16 to 24, with an individual value of £1,500, to eligible employers in respect of qualifying apprentices; maximum 10 grants, subject to eligibility and availability AGE 16 to 24 is available to employers: who can confirm they are not able to employ the apprentice without the initiative fewer than 1,000 employees who have not had a new recruit or existing employee start an Apprenticeship in the last 12 months

8 8 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Eligibility National Apprenticeship Service Qualifying apprentices: new recruits (or P/T progressing to F/T) aged 16 to 24 enrolled on a recognised Apprenticeship living in England not in full-time education complete 13 weeks ‘in-learning’ on the Apprenticeship programme

9 9 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Support National Apprenticeship Service Employers will be supported by our network of training organisations to access AGE 16 to 24 Training organisations can also support employers by advertising Apprenticeship jobs on Apprenticeship vacancies, our free online recruitment service

10 10 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Application process National Apprenticeship Service Employers sign an agreement which includes: indication of the number of apprentices they plan to take on as a result of the grant (max. 10); this can be updated confirmation they meet the eligibility criteria a commitment to employ the apprentice for a minimum of 12 months or the time it takes to complete the Apprenticeship framework, whichever is the greater confirmation they do not beach State Aid rules agreement to pay the apprentice in line with legal requirements

11 11 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update Payments National Apprenticeship Service AGE 16 to 24 is available NOW! Eligible employers employing a new apprentice can apply for the grant for starts up to 31 December 2014, subject to availability Eligible employers qualify for payment of £1,500 after a qualifying apprentice has completed 13 weeks in-learning of their Apprenticeship programme Employers can be paid for up to 10 grants The grant is in addition to the training costs and is exempt from VAT

12 12 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013 AGE 16 to 24 – Employer Update More Information National Apprenticeship Service For further information and to discuss your eligibility for AGE 16 to 24: Contact your local College or training organisation direct Visit apprenticeships.org.uk to find out more about recruiting an apprentice Call the National Apprenticeship Service on to speak with an adviser.

13 13 AGE 16 to 24 Employer Update – October 2013National Apprenticeship Service AGE 16 to 24 – Any questions?


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