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Build a brighter, better business with an apprentice.

Apprenticeships allow you to grow your own talent, cultivating the technical and behavioural development of young people to suit the demands of your business. There’s a tangible return on investment in employing an apprentice, with real value added to your business. The opportunity to mould staff to suit exact business requirements cannot be underestimated – gaining qualified, experienced, loyal employees is a real asset.

At Total People we are passionate about what we do and have a healthy respect for employers and learners, we know that without your business we would not have one, and to that extent we will do all we can to exceed expectations; managing, retaining and developing relationships.

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 – Gift your Levy for Growth

Total People is calling on large employers to gift unspent levy funds to support SME growth. Launched as part of National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February), our life changing campaign aims to facilitate the generation of £1million of levy-gifted funds in 100 days. 

As a large employer, you’re already paying the apprenticeship levy, but did you know 25% could be legitimately gifted to smaller businesses instead of it being returned to Government? Gifting your unspent levy couldn’t be easier – but has a huge social impact. 

Gift Your Levy

SME businesses who don’t pay the apprenticeship levy can also benefit by accessing this levy gifted funding. This means small-to-medium sized businesses can access fully-funded apprenticeship training in key sectors - at no cost. 

SME Funding

What are the benefits?

There are numerous benefits of starting an apprenticeship; we’ve listed a few of them below

Bringing in new employees

The opportunity to mould staff to suit exact business requirements cannot be underestimated – gaining qualified, experienced, loyal employees is a real asset.

Our Total People Connect service is a fully supported, apprenticeship recruitment service that connects your business with a pool of talented apprentices. We offer a free recruitment service that includes advertisement on the Total People and National Apprenticeships Service website as well as promotion via Social Media and other Total People marketing channels.

A complimentary recruitment service is also available to help you find the right person for your vacancy. Our Recruitment & Engagement Officers can filter applications according to your personal specification, put forward potential candidates and assist with arranging interviews.

Connect service

Up-skill your existing workforce

You can up-skill your existing workforce through the apprenticeship scheme as well improving standards across your business.

Total People has dedicated Business Development Advisers (BDAs) who are driven by the sole aim of ensuring all staff are able to fulfil their potential. As standard we conduct an in-depth business diagnostic to enable us to understand the employer’s mission, values and vision.

We also offer short courses in Health & Safety, First Aid, Electrical Qualifications, Mentor and Assessor Qualifications.

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Understanding the apprenticeship levy

Your business falls into one of two categories based on your wage bill.

Companies that spend more than £3 million on their wage bill are levy paying.

Those with wage bills less than £3 million are called co-investors.

  • 0.5% of your payroll goes to the HMRC for the levy
  • 15k allowance back per annum
  • 5% back per £1 over the initial 3 million
  • 24 Mo time limit to spend your allowance
  • 30 Hrs minimum hours for apprentices
  • £3.90 minimum wage for apprentices
  • £1000 grant per 16-18yr old apprentice
  • NIC no NIC payments for apprentices under 25
  • 1.5% of your payroll goes to the HMRC for the levy
  • 15k allowance back per annum
  • 5% back per £1 over the initial 3 million
  • 24 Mo time limit to spend your allowance
  • 30 Hrs minimum hours for apprentices
  • £3.90 minimum wage for apprentices
  • £1000 grant per 16-18yr old apprentice
  • NIC no NIC payments for apprentices under 25
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The apprenticeship Levy Guide

Employers guide to apprenticeships