Why hire an Apprentice?
Today apprenticeships cover a range of job types and now are a great way to hire for IT, Digital and tech-related positions. The UK currently has a tech skills shortage which the government is using apprenticeships as part of the strategy to close this gap and get young people into tech roles within good organisations.
The Apprenticeship process
Apprenticeships are real jobs carried out while training towards industry-recognised qualifications. Our aim at Just IT Apprenticeships is to match motivated tech enthusiasts with forward-thinking employers to introduce new talent into the digital industries.
Why use Just IT?
We are specialists at matching motivated tech enthusiasts with forward-thinking employers to introduce new talent into their teams, and increase the mix of skills they have.
The Apprenticeship Levy
The apprenticeship Levy has been designed to encourage employers to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. The Levy applies to businesses operating in the UK with an annual wage bill over £3m.
In an online economy where business growth is evaluated by trends and statistical patterns, data analysts evaluate risk and analyse data to drive good business practice.
For a business to achieve its objectives, it’s important to focus attention on customer acquisition, engagement and retention. Digital Marketers identify these key opportunities in an online society.
IT Support & Networking
In an age where businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on IT, the security of data across complex networks is of vital importance, as is the role of IT support and Network Engineers.
Business Analysts has become a prominent role throughout many sectors. IS Business Analysts determine and present solutions for how information systems can be used to improve operational efficiency, and to increase project success.
Computer software plays a pivotal role in an organisations effectiveness and efficiency. Having skilled Software Developers to design these systems inline with business goals is a key value add.
Infrastructure Technicians are the backbone of any successful organisation in the digital era. Delivering support to internal and external stakeholders, they ensure the IT side of your business is running smoothly.
What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are government-approved programmes, lasting a minimum of a year, which combines a job, practical training and study. There are hundreds of apprenticeships, covering everything from accountancy to watchmaking. Apprenticeships have different levels depending on how senior they are, ranging from level 2 (entry-level) to level 8 (PhD-level).
How are they funded?
Apprenticeships are largely funded by the government – individuals cannot pay for their apprenticeships. Businesses pay the Apprenticeship Levy of 0.05% on all pay over £3M per year. This goes into each businesses’ Digital Account where the government adds 10%. This money is then available to spend on apprenticeships. Money that has lain in the account for more than two years expires and returns to the government.
Organisations with less than £3M in salaries each year pay only 5% of the total cost of the apprenticeship, with the government directly paying the rest.
Organisations with fewer than 50 staff don’t pay anything towards apprenticeships if the apprentice is 16-18 years old or 19-24 years old and has been in care or has an EHC plan.
How much do apprenticeships cost?
Apprenticeships in general can vary from £2500 to £27,000, with our selection ranging from £4500 to £18,000 depending on the course.
These costs are paid for through the Apprenticeship Levy fund. For non Levy employers, they will be required to pay 5% of the apprenticeship cost, with the government paying the other 95%. For companies with fewer than 50 staff, in which case the Government will pay the full amount.
How long do apprenticeships take to complete?
Apprenticeship duration’s vary but last a minimum of a year and can last up to five years. Our apprenticeships last from 14 to 24 months depending on programme.
How does candidate enrolment work?
Enrolment takes place online, guided by one of our candidate engagement team. Enrolment consists of a registration form, literacy and numeracy assessments, prior skills and knowledge assessments, and eligibility and documentation checks. Once this is complete, applicants can be put forward for vacancies or added onto the programme.
What our clients say
Maya Tudor Global Apprenticeships Program Manager @ Google UK
Just IT’s dedicated coaches have proven really flexible in terms of the training our apprentices complete. Our partnership has helped set up the apprentices for success as future professionals in the industry.
Victoria Spence Big Creative Education
We have a great apprentice who is perfect for our organisation. Just IT took care of all the paperwork. We’re really pleased with the service.
Ryan Foley Head of IT Support & Data @ SMI Group
Just IT provided fantastic service from the get-go, delivering skilled candidates quickly. I recommend them to anyone looking for hardworking apprentices with a passion for IT.
Naomi Kenny Domo Communications
Since hiring an apprentice, Just IT has maintained contact with myself and the hiring manager through weekly updates and calls. I would highly recommend choosing Just IT.
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