APPRENTICESHIPS FOR BUSINESS 
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WHAT IS

AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprenticeships are real jobs carried out whilst training towards industry recognised qualifications. They help new, or already employed staff, to develop their skills whilst contributing in a real workplace role.

Our aim at Just IT Apprenticeships is to match motivated tech enthusiasts with forward-thinking employers to introduce new talent into the digital industries. We also help organisations bridge their skills gap by using Apprenticeship funding to upskill their existing employees with IT and Digital qualifications.

Hire New IT & Digital Talent

The Apprenticeship scheme can give you access to enthusiastic digital natives looking to launch their IT or digital career. Apprentices work with an employer for 12-24 months while undertaking key qualifications and soft skill development training with Just IT. Following completion of the programme, employers have the option to offer Apprentices a permanent full time position.

Fund Your Internal Workforce Development Programme

Our training can also be used to benefit your internal workforce development programme. Allow us to expand your employees’ knowledge and skillset with key industry qualifications, ensuring them they grow in today’s thriving digital economy.

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TALK TO US ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS

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“Mesh Computers engaged with Just IT in early 2014 looking for new talent around the local area. Just IT provided us with a great service, and we benefited from a range of young Apprentices of high quality (at the moment having 3 Apprentices on board and looking to get the 4th one).
Just IT have constantly kept in communication with us regarding their visiting schedules and updates. The candidates sent through knew all about Apprenticeships and Mesh Computers as a company. I would definitely recommend Just IT for anyone looking for a tailored approach when looking for quality Apprentices.”

MARIA IRINA – PURCHASING MANAGER

HOW DOES IT WORK?


YOU DECIDE TO HIRE AN APPRENTICE

YOU DECIDE TO UPSKILL YOUR STAFF

Just IT can:

  • Work with you to find great candidates – either fresh into the workplace, or candidates who have already gained some great IT and tech skills on our flagship Network Professional Programme or Developers Programme.

Just IT can:

  • Map your businesses current training programmes to Apprenticeship programmes
  • Help with staff selection for the Apprenticeship
  • Provide information and advice to your staff on apprenticeships.

FUNDING AND PAYMENTS

At least 90% of the training and assessment costs are funded by the government.

You pay the salary for the new Apprentice, based on their level of expertise.

At least 90% of the training and assessment costs are funded by the government.

You continue to pay your employee’s salary, as usual.

TRAINING, ASSESSMENT & SUPPORT

As your government appointed training provider, Just IT provide:

Off-the-job training

Assessment

Support for your business

Support services for the Apprentice

WHEN THE APPRENTICESHIP ENDS

Your business decides whether to keep the Apprentice on as a newly-skilled full time employee.

You have a more skilled employee in the business, who holds professionally-recognised qualifications.

WHY TAKE ON AN APPRENTICE?


  • Training supported by the government

    Apprenticeships are financially supported by government reducing the cost to businesses.

  • No recruitment fees

    The service we provide to help you recruit the ideal candidate is free of charge

  • Mould your own talent pool

    New Apprentices will bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas whilst easily adapting to your culture and methods

  • Increase your businesses productivity

    76% of Apprenticeship employers say having an Apprentice has increased their workforce productivity

  • Additional grants available

    We will advise if you are eligible for additional funding opportunities and help you apply for relevant grants

  • Fill your skills gaps

    Keep your company growing or upskill your current staff to stay ahead of the Digital and IT skills shortage

  • Motivate your workforce

    Provide leadership and management opportunities for other staff and allow them to focus on more strategic tasks

  • Improve your bottom line

    Apprentices deliver a high return on investment estimated by The National Apprenticeship Service to be £18 for every £1 invested

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY


In May 2017, the government changed the way Apprenticeships were funded for larger employers by introducing a scheme known as the Apprenticeship Levy.

The aim of the Apprenticeship Levy is to improve the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships in England, not just for new employees but also for your internal Workforce Development Programmes. It is expected that the Levy will heavily contribute towards the government target of 3 million Apprenticeships by 2020.

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FUNDING


NEW FUNDING RULES

FOR ALL APPRENTICESHIPS

Following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, the funding rules for Apprenticeships have changed.

Companies paying the Apprenticeship Levy (with a payroll of over £3 million), can use their Apprenticeship Levy funds to directly finance their Apprenticeship scheme. This can be used to train brand new Apprentices, or to finance an internal development programme.

Companies under the threshold for the Apprenticeship Levy can still access Levy funding but will need to pay a 10% contribution towards Apprenticeship training, with the remaining 90% contribution paid by the government. Companies with under 50 staff can also get additional support if they chose to employ a 16-18 year old on the Apprenticeship scheme.

All sizes of companies will need to pay the Apprentice’s wage, as the Levy funding covers training and assessment costs only.

Want to make the most of the funding changes for Apprenticeships? Contact us for tailored advice.

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy has given businesses a great opportunity to boost the skills of their workforce in a cost-effective way. Apprentices can develop their skillset and confidence on the job, which has a lasting impact on a company’s productivity and output.  

Andrew MacPhee 

– Levy Programme and Data Manager

“We have been working with Just IT since October 2013 and now have multiple Apprentices within our technology teams. We have been particularly impressed with the performance of our Apprentices and the level of support that Just IT has provided on an ongoing basis. Regular reports and learner updates allow us to keep up to date with learner progress and the recruitment and induction process is well organised and tailored to meet our requirements.”

STEPHANIE CHANT – CORPORATE GRADUATE RECRUITMENT AND PROGRAMMES

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