Apprenticeships for employers

Are you an employer looking to grow your business in a cost effective way?

Our Mission

We provide a dedicated apprenticeship service, providing excellent training and recruitment opportunities for apprentices across the country, and a flexible approach to learning, catering to the needs of each individual and organisation. A Runway Training apprentice will receive the very best support available. We ensure apprentices and their employers have access to our team of experienced, highly skilled assessors and trainers who will be on hand throughout the apprenticeship to offer support and guidance.

Runway Training apprentices are provided with all of the necessary online and offline learning resources required to complete and progress successfully with the apprenticeship.
For learners not wishing to undertake the full apprenticeship standard we can also offer standalone diplomas.

What is an Apprenticeship?

For Employers

What is an Apprenticeship? For Employers

An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around your requirements as the employer. The apprenticeship scheme can be used to recruit and train new or existing employees. Anyone who has officially left education can become an apprentice whether they’re 16 or 70.

An apprentice is employed by your business and works towards a specific, recognised qualification relevant to your business. Usually lasting 12 months, apprentices will be visited in the workplace by a Runway Training assessor who will work with your apprentice through the apprenticeship framework to achieve their overall qualification.

How will an apprentice fit in to my business?

Initially you will establish a requirement in your organisation to either recruit or train via the apprenticeship scheme. Natural growth of companies, either slow or rapid, can create opportunities for your existing employees to develop. Alternatively you may find a requirement for new team members who you want to mould and grow in to the ideal employee.

Your apprentice must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 months. The apprentice must have a contract of employment.

Sole Traders and home-based employers are able to recruit or train via the apprenticeship scheme, like all organisations Runway Training will conduct Health & Safety and risk assessments

What is an Apprentice paid?

An apprentice must be paid a minimum of the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices at £3.70 per hour for the first 12 months. Many employers we work with offer a higher rate than this based on the living and transport costs in the local area. We ask employers to bear in mind local living costs and transport costs when setting the apprenticeship salary.

Who pays for the training?

Apprenticeships are government funded; Runway Training ensure the employer does not need to contribute to this. If you wish for your apprentice to undertake additional training, that is generally the employer’s responsibility.

What happens once the apprenticeship is finished?

Employers can decide whether they would like to continue employing the apprentice as a regular member of staff, or whether they think it is time for the apprentice to move on elsewhere.

Can I use the apprenticeship scheme to train my existing staff?

Yes! The apprenticeship scheme is perfect for existing staff as we can help choose a qualification relevant to their job role to help them develop. We would need to double check they are eligible for apprenticeship funding.

What do I do next?

Book a visit with Runway Training – we will cover any additional information you need to know before recruiting an apprentice. This meeting will give you the opportunity to confirm your understanding of the apprenticeship scheme. We will offer support throughout the whole process.

You will need to think about the job role and how this translates to a job description – Runway Training can be involved with as much or as little of the recruitment process, offering a pre-screening service and selecting apprenticeships frameworks.

Once you have found the right candidate, or found the right apprenticeship for your team member, we will allow time for your new apprentice to settle in to their new role and arrive 2 weeks later to start the enrolment and ongoing training. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be able to contact Runway Training, the assessors to ask any questions, request progress reports or anything else you require. We are here to help!

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Apprenticeships in Focus

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Interested in learning more about how apprenticeships can develop your career and your business?
Watch our video to learn more

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Stephen Banham

Learning and Development Apprentice
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Michelle Gibbins

Head of Training, Education & Development
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Employer Video

Michelle Gibbins

Head of Training, Education & Development
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Apprenticeships

Funding for Employers

The government is offering small employers who are recruiting their first apprentice in 12 months the opportunity to receive a £1500 grant.

Known as the AGE grant, this incentive is to support businesses who wish to take on young people to expand their business and who, without this payment, may not be in a position to recruit.

You could be eligible if:

  • Your business is based in England and employs 50 or fewer employees.
  • Your new apprentice must be the first apprentice your business has hired, or the first apprentice for over 12 months.
  • Your new apprentice is aged 16-24.

You are able to apply for up to 5 apprentice grants.

Runway Training will discuss this grant with you and go through all relevant paperwork in order for you to gain this grant.

You will receive the grant from Runway Training once your apprentice has completed their first 13 weeks in learning on their apprenticeship.Please be advised it often takes up to 9 weeks after the 13 weeks of learning for the Skills Funding Agency to process this grant. The payment is exempt of VAT. During this period Runway Training will act as your training provider, supporting apprentices through the process.

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Apprenticeships Funding for Employers

Explore our full range of courses

Check our other Apprenticeships courses

Care Leadership and Management Level 5

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage practice and lead others in adult care services.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Children, Young People and Families Manager Standard Level 5

Ensuring direction, alignment and commitment within your own practice, your team(s), your organisation and across partnerships to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Standard - Level 4

Working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives. As a practitioner you will be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Customer Service Specialist Level 3

A professional for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. The main purpose of a customer service specialist is to be a ‘professional’ for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Team Leader / Supervisor Standard Level 3

A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Business Administrator Standard Level 3

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Customer Service Practitioner Standard Level 2

The role of a customer service practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L2 Accounting (Accounts/Finance Assistant)

The aim of this level of the AAT apprenticeship is to introduce an apprentice to basic accounting and finance skills.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Accounting Level 3

The Advanced Accounting Apprenticeship offers you the skills and knowledge to develop as a finance professional.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Adult Care Worker Level 2

To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Business and Administration Level 2

The objective of this qualification is to develop and accredit learners’ competence in a wide range of administrative duties. Skills and knowledge developed can be applied to a number of industries and job roles.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L3 Business Administrator Standard

This is a cross sector qualification aimed at current and prospective business administrators. It comprises the skills and knowledge needed to be successful at a managerial level, and covers competencies applicable to a wide range of contexts.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

CYPW – Early Years Educator Level 3

The Early Years Educator apprenticeship prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

CYPW – Residential Childcare Level 3

The Residential Childcare apprenticeship prepares learners to become residential childcare workers, enabling the development of the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard

This qualification aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully work in customer services

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L3 Customer Service Specialist

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to deliver customer service in a range of industries and contexts.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L3 Learning and Development Practitioner

This qualification is for those working in, or looking to enter roles in learning and development.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Management Level 3

This qualification aims aim to Provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to operate as a successful manager

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Level 2 Recruitment Resourcer

A Recruitment Resourcer may be employed in any organisation that requires a recruitment function. Their role is to identify, attract and shortlist candidates for the recruitment process to fulfil the requirements of the business brief and provide resourcing support to the recruitment function.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Recruitment Consultant Level 3

Predominantly employed within the recruitment sector, the recruitment consultant’s role is to identify and secure job opportunities within client organisations.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

This qualification is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3

This qualification is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

L3 Team Leader/Supervisor

This qualification aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully lead a team

Prrice:

This course is fully funded for eligible candidates

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