Employers, new to learning?

Davidson Training UK Ltd are aware that company training budgets can be limited. We therefore aim to work closely with you to ensure that the qualifications delivered can in most part be subsidised by Government funding.

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We will work with you to assess your employees’ eligibility to receive suitable funding that meets their needs and the needs of your business.

Together we will create an Employer Training Needs Impact Analysis (ETNIA). This will allow us to discuss your organisation specific training needs and tailor these to any existing training programmes or in-house-training currently delivered. We agree objectives and impact measurements.

We are aware of all funding changes prior to and when they occur and can therefore inform you immediately of any changes and new opportunities available. This will enable your organisation to readily access funding opportunities.

Davidson Training UK Ltd will liaise with The Skills Funding Agency, Awarding Bodies, and Sector Skills Councils to deliver learning directly.  All programmes meet the required National Standards satisfying all funding and audit guidance. This enables us to access a wide range of learners and employers from numerous business sectors giving them the opportunity to fulfil their own financial and training needs.

Let’s get started

The journey to taking on an apprentice is a lot more straight forward and easier than you might think.

  1. Together we can discuss requirements of the apprentice role and create a job description.
  2. An advertisement is placed (at no cost) on ‘Recruit an Apprentice’ website that is available for registered training providers to post vacancies.
  3. Potential apprentices are forwarded to you (the employer) for you to carry out your own selection process.
  4. We also offer a screening service at no charge that will allow us to filter out apprentices that match the criteria you require. We will then forward on those applicants to allow you to select those you wish to interview.
  5. An apprentice is selected and a start date agreed with yourself, apprentice & us (as your training provider), from there the apprenticeship agreement is formed

Entering into an apprenticeship agreement requires the following responsibilities:

Employer

  • Contract of Employment.
  • The apprentice is employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
  • Induction of the Job Role.
  • Agree a salary which must be in line with the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices.
  • On-the-job training

Training Provider

  • Induction to the Apprenticeship.
  • Off-the-job training (agreed with employer at induction).
  • Any additional training and assessment
 

Apprenticeship Levy and Apprenticeship Reforms from April 2017

From April 2017 the government is introducing the apprenticeship levy. All employers are subject to the apprenticeship levy if their annual pay bill is £3 million or over. This is payable at 0.5% of payroll paid monthly.

From April 2017 employers with over 50 employees will have to make a contribution of only 10% of the cost of training.

From April 2017 non-Levy Small Businesses will not have to make any cash contributions.

 

Apprenticeship Levy Fact Sheet

Please download our Levy Guide for further information or go to our Apprenticeship Levy section for more details.

APPRENTICESHIP LEVY FACT SHEET