Employer FAQs

The time it takes your employee to complete their apprenticeship does vary depending on the course chosen. Typically, apprenticeships are a minimum of 12 months.

Apprentices who are aged 16-18 or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship will earn the apprentice national minimum wage of £3.40 per hour. As they progress and develop their skills within the business, employers often increase this with the average weekly wage for apprentice’s totalling to £170 per week.

For apprentices aged 19 and over the apprenticeship minimum wage is £4.98

For apprentices aged 21 and over the apprenticeship minimum wage is £6.19

For apprentices aged 16-18 this includes all of their required training. For those apprentices who are aged 19 and over, half of the training is funded by the Government. The remaining 50% is paid by the employer

Funding may be available to support the cost of your apprentice’s training and their salary. The Northern Skills Group Apprenticeship team are on hand to discuss funding options and support you with eligibility criteria and how you can apply. We also offer free advice and guidance on The Apprenticeship Levy.

There is a £1,500 AGE grant available for employers who have less than 50 employees in their business and recruit a new apprentice aged between 16-24 years old. The AGE grant has helped thousands of businesses in the past and could help your business too, contact us online or call direct on 03453 40 40 40 to find out more.

Northern Skills Group provide expert tuition and dedicated support to help find the right Apprentice and training programme for your business. We offer fantastic facilities and have found 88% of employers were satisfied with the relevance of training.