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EMPLOYER FAQs

WHY CHOOSE TACS?

At TACS we stick to our mission, and:

Empower learners with knowledge that shapes their future, 
Create innovative learning solutions that excite learners and their employers,

Provide contextualised, bespoke learning solutions which are meaningful to our learners, 
Provide the type of quality that meets regulatory standards and exceeds our customers’.

We have a track record of significantly returning on our client's investments & boast a 94% completion rate across our programmes. 

HOW LONG DO APPRENTICESHIPS TAKE?

Typically 12-18 months across our programmes. 

If apprenticeships are too long for you, we also offer short courses.

HOW MUCH DO I PAY AN APPRENTICE?

If current members of staff use apprenticeships as an upskilling exercise, they would typically remain on their current wage.

If you are looking to recruit an apprentice:
 

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year of an apprenticeship.

As learners progress and develop their skills within the business, employers often increase this with the average weekly wage for apprentice’s totalling to £170 per week.

Apprentices who are 19 or over and not in the first year of their apprenticeship are entitled to the relevant national minimum wage for their age.

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?

Funding is typically available to support 95% of the cost of your apprentice’s training. There is currently support for employers to contribute to any new apprentice's salary. The TACS team are on hand to discuss funding options and support you with eligibility criteria and how you can apply. We also offer free advice and guidance on The Apprenticeship Levy.

In terms of eligibility, individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. They can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship.

Find out more about the employer funding that is available.

 

WHAT IS 20% OFF-THE-JOB TRAINING?

20% off-the-job training is when an apprentice undertakes learning outside of the workplace which leads towards the achievement of their apprenticeship.
As an employer, you will support the off the job learning hours by allowing the apprentice time in their contracted working hours to complete guided learning, directed online learning and completion of assignments.