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Why should I hire an apprentice?

Swift provides employers with an innovative approach to recruiting apprentices. We provide budding practitioners with skills that go beyond the requirements of the Apprenticeship and qualifications they receive… making them an asset to your business today and the key to your business’ long-term growth and success. Swift can support your business in the recruitment and selection of new apprentices as well as support your existing employees develop new skills and competencies through an Apprenticeship development programmes.

Swift recognises the critical importance of achieving the “right fit” with your business. We start by working with you to gain a thorough understanding of your business needs to ensure that an apprentice will hit the ground running – on your terms. 

You can help a young person to learn new skills and begin a new career for life. The right Apprentice will help your company reduce skills shortages, staff turnover and increase productivity. We also look at how to bespoke the programme delivery to meet your short and long term business needs.

  • Swift has a unique, innovate and comprehensive apprenticeship selection process to ensure we are only recruiting young people with the right attitudes and competencies
  • Swift will do the legwork to support your Apprentice recruitment – free of charge
  • Swift deliver high quality industry standard training development delivered by experienced industry practitioners - using a hybrid delivery of remote and face to face delivery
  • Swift provide a range of flexible learning options meaning learners can develop skills at work, online or in industry leading classrooms at its facilities
  • Swift develops apprentices with a focus on communications skills, team working and problem solving
  • Swift have a commitment to make an impact to the apprentice and your business
  • Swift will provide a dedicated early years expert who will carry out a minimum of one monthly assessment visit meaning you will have a familiar person to collaboratively work with whilst ensuring the apprentice stays on track

Funding / Apprenticeship Levy for Employers

The apprenticeship levy is designed to help larger employers fund apprenticeship programmes for both new and existing employees. Employers with a payroll of over £3m will be taxed through the PAYE system at 0.5% of payroll... these employers will have access to an online digital account to fund the training and development of their apprentices.

For employers who do not have a payroll of over £3m per annum there is financial support available to assist in the recruitment and training of new apprentices and existing employees.

See the guide below as to how the levy affects your business:

Less than 50 employees

+

Salary bill less than £3m

Small Enterprises

Apprenticeship training for new and existing staff aged 16 – 18 is fully funded. Employer makes a 5% contribution for the training of apprentices (new or existing staff) aged 19+.

Employers receive a £1,000 cash incentive for recruitment or enrolment of an existing employee who is aged 16 – 18 onto an apprenticeship.

More than 50 employees

+

Salary bill less than £3m

Medium Enterprises

Employer makes a 5% contribution to the training of apprentices for new and existing staff.

Employers receive a £1,000 cash incentive for recruitment or enrolment of an existing employee who is aged 16 – 18 onto an apprenticeship.

Salary bill more than £3m

Large Businesses

Employer makes a 5% contribution to the training of apprentices for new and existing staff.

Employer makes a 0.5% contribution of annual salary bill through PAYE. Employer uses a digital account to pay for the training of new or existing employees.

For every £1 paid into the levy pot you get £1.10 to spend. On full utilisation of the levy, all additional apprentices are funded with a requirement to contribute 5%. Employers receive a £1,000 cash incentive for recruitment or enrolment of an existing employee who is aged 16 – 18 onto an apprenticeship.

Lets talk


Birmingham

al@swiftcc.co.uk | 0121 594 0453

jessicaj@swiftcc.co.uk | 0121 594 0459


London

sb@swiftcc.co.uk | 0203 475 3041

ll@swiftcc.co.uk | 0203 475 3036


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