Employers... Find Your Way Through Apprenticeships!

What are the Business Needs?

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

  1.   • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  1.   • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity

  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product  or service

Other benefits of working with apprentices include:

   You can adapt their training according to the needs of your business

  • They’re motivated to learn new skills

   You can expand and up-skill your workforce


Finding a Candidate.

We know how time-consuming and expensive it can be to recruit new, motivated staff to your business. This is why we offer a complimentary recruitment service!

We will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential candidates to ensure you only interview the most appropriate people for your specific role – all free of charge – saving you time and money.

Advertise Your Vacancy - After consultation with you we will draw up a detailed job description and advertise your vacancy on our website, job websites and social media.

Screen Applicants - As applications come into us our experienced and knowledgeable team will then screen and filter all applications.

Pre-Interview Applicants - Prior to formal interviews with your organisation we will perform a pre- interview with potential candidates on your behalf. At this stage we are able to filter candidates further to ensure you only spend your valuable time with the most ideal candidates for your organisation.

CV's Forwarded for Consideration - We will only select and forward the CV's of candidates which we feel would be an asset to your organisation.

Do they understand the commitments of an apprenticeship?

Will they need additional learner or learning support?


Funding & Employer Responsibilities

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 if they are under the age of 19

  Green Labyrinth give employers the choice to pay this in one payment or spread over (up to 3) monthly payments

For more information on the Apprenticeship Levy please contact us or go to Apprenticeship Levy - GOV.UK

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.


The Job

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

An apprenticeship agreement is also used to confirm individual employment arrangements between the apprentice and the employer. You and your apprentice must sign an apprenticeship agreement, which includes:

• How long you’ll employ them for.

• The training they’ll receive.

• Their working conditions.

• The qualifications they are working towards.


Training & Assessment Provider

As your training provider we can help you:

• Find the right training.

• Recruit and interview apprentices.

• Prepare your apprentice for the workplace.

• Make sure your apprentice is working in an appropriate environment.

• Make sure your apprentice is learning the relevant skills for your business.


Commitment Statement

You must also sign an apprenticeship commitment statement with your apprentice and the training provider. The statement must include:

  The planned content and schedule for training

  What is expected and offered by the employer, the training organisation and the apprentice

  How to resolve queries or complaints

  Training and assessment plan


    Mentoring & Training

    Have you monitored the progress of apprentices throughout to make sure they are on track?

    Does your apprentice have access to career guidance, mentoring and learner support to ensure achievement?

    Maintain an encouraging environment toward Apprenticeships, highlight their value and positive impact on your organisation. Always have a positive approach to the importance of Apprenticeship progress and timely completion.


    EPA (End Point Assessment)

    As part of the new Apprenticeship Standards an apprentice is required to prepare for and complete and End Point Assessment at the end of their Apprenticeship completed by an EPA 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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-of-end-point-assessment-organisations-introduction



    To celebrate a successful apprenticeship why not become an Apprenticeship Ambassador!

    Have you entered the National Apprenticeship Awards? See here for more information...



    Have you considered the next steps for your apprentices following the successful completion of their apprenticeship; whether in form of a promotion, an increased salary or the ability to specialise further?

    Employers that invest in Apprenticeships are investing the future of their business and staff, bringing in new skills and building an effective workforce for tomorrow!