Apprentices are young people and adults who show great motivation and determination to learn and progress in their chosen field.
Apprenticeships are available at different levels. The Apprenticeship levels offered at the Hugh Baird Business Development Centre are:
The apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year olds on an Intermediate Level or Advanced Level Apprenticeship and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Intermediate Level or Advanced Level Apprenticeship.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours work per week but many employers choose to offer a salary in line with that of their other employees.
If the apprentice is aged 19 and over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age.
In some cases, employers can access a grant to help with the cost of an apprentice in the first year of employment. At the Hugh Baird Business Development Centre, we can help you access this grant.
This represents a very small investment to recruit a new employee and there is usually a quick return on the investment as the apprentice is generally very motivated and loyal to their employer, as well as growing in vocational competence.
Please contact our Business Development Team: