Learn about employing an apprentice in our FAQ section

As a business thinking about employing an apprentice, we are sure that you have many questions. SET Training is here to answer these questions for you and guide you through the process.

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Q1 How do I become an approved employer?

The first step is to get in touch with us and arrange a meeting. A member of our team will come out to visit your workplace and talk you through the full process of employing an apprentice as well as ensuring you can provide a suitable job role for an apprentice to flourish and learn in.

Q2 How do I recruit an apprentice?

We offer a totally free recruitment service, but this doesn’t mean we cut corners and we take our recruitment very seriously. Firstly, we will meet with you to learn about the work environment and then the job role. Next, we advertise your vacancy over several platforms. Once we start getting applicants, they will be initially screened by our recruitment apprentice. They are then passed onto our Business Development Manager, who will have a telephone interview and a face to face interview with any suitable candidates. The final stage is an interview with you to find the right fit.

Q3 How much will it cost?

The only cost to you is the apprentices’ wage. At present, the minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.70 per hour, however, many businesses employing an apprentice choose to pay more than this. There are sometimes wage subsidies available and a representative from Set Training will research any additional apprenticeship funding which you may be eligible for.

Q4 What are the benefits of taking on an apprentice?

By taking on an apprentice, you are essentially growing your own talent. You will get an ambitious young person who you can shape into the perfect employee and they won’t have any bad habits. You will be offering them an opportunity to gain real life work experience and they will be working towards gaining a qualification, all whilst getting paid for it, so you will create loyal and hardworking employees. It is a great alternative to taking on a graduate, as well as saving you a bit of money!

SUCCESS STORY

Sales & Operations Manager – Synergy Salon Supplies

The sales and operations manager for Synergy Salon Supplies had a fantastic experience working with the team at SET Training and has recruited a number of apprentices with our help. After finding the recruitment process very difficult when searching for the right candidates themselves, they enlisted the help of our team and have since employed two new apprentices to their digital marketing team who are working towards a Diploma for IT and Telecommunications Professional with a focus on Digital Marketing.

Find out more about what Synergy Salon Supplies had to say their experience working with SET Training.

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Our dedicated team can provide you with the information that you need to decide whether or not employing an apprentice is the right route for you.

If there are any other questions that you would like answered, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team to find out more about the process of recruiting an apprentice.

At SET Training, we come across businesses asking the same questions time and time again. Our dedicated team can provide you with the information that you need to decide whether or not employing an apprentice is the right route for you. If there are any other questions that you would like answered, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team to find out more about the process of recruiting an apprentice.

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