Apprenticeships for Employers
What is an Apprenticeship?
'Green Labyrinth are a great company to work with,
We have seen them in action with our own apprentices and know what an excellent service they provide'
- Swindon Wildcats
We have developed Apprenticeship programmes in Business and Management, Accountancy, Technology, Customer Services and Digital Marketing. Employers are supported at every stage when working with Green Labyrinth as their training provider for their apprentices.
Give Your Business A Boost!
We aim to ensure that our Apprenticeship programmes support your strategic aims, future workforce plans, overarching talent strategy and provide you with a competitive edge in the marketplace and drive value for money. We recognise that large employers need a provider to deliver across their whole business with innovative learning styles, workplace appointments and online delivery.
Why Hire an Apprentice?
Apprenticeships are now available in over 1,400 occupations and 175 industries, but what does that mean for you?
What To Consider Before Recruiting an Apprentice
Job role and responsibilities
Take time to think of the job description and responsibilities that the apprentice will be doing on a day to day basis and what are the areas you want the Apprenticeship to focus on to support your organisation in the best way.
On the job and off the job training
Your apprentice will need on the job and off the job training throughout their Apprenticeship and this resource needs to be calculated
On the job training = Day by day training provided by the employer, plan the resource, mentor or manager
Off the job training = Up to 20% of working hours toward the Apprenticeship coursework
Apprenticeship encouragement and value
Maintain an encouraging environment toward Apprenticeships, highlight their value and positive impact on your organisation. Positive approach to the importance of Apprenticeship progress and timely completion.
Employee rights & responsibilities
When hiring an apprentice or changing an existing member of staff to start an Apprenticeship
There are no changes in the rights and responsibilities for an apprentice
End Point Assessment (EPA)
As part of the new Apprenticeship Standards an apprentice is required to prepare for and complete and End Point Assessment
These are an assessment at the end of an Apprenticeship completed by a End Point Assessment Organisation
Choosing an EPAO is the decision for the employer, Green Labyrinth does have preferred organisations we can recommend depending on the area of the Apprenticeship
For more information please contact our team or go to
Employers that pay more than £3m in wages are liable to pay the apprenticeship levy. Levy-paying employers contribute 0.5 per cent of their pay bill into a fund each month, which can be reinvested in apprenticeship training for their business.
Green Labyrinth aim to help employers capitalise on their Levy funding opportunities
Employers that pay under £3m in wages are liable to pay 5% of the Total Negotiated Price of the Apprenticeship
Green Labyrinth give employers the choice to pay this in one payment or spread over (up to 10) monthly payments
For more information on the Apprenticeship Levy please contact us or go to Apprenticeship Levy - GOV.UK
Employer Reference Number
The UK Government give an Employer Reference Number (ERN / EDRS) to identify Apprenticeship employers, it is a requirement for an ERN to be in place for the Apprenticeship to start.
What is needed to get an ERN?
As part of the Apprenticeship sign up process Green Labyrinth will contact the EDRS team and create or link to your organisation ERN
New applications the EDRS team review our request and contact the organisation directly within 10 days.