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Questions & Answers 


How much do you have to pay an Apprentice?

The average pay for Apprentices in London is £200 per week. How much you pay an Apprentice is entirely up to you, as it is for any of your other employees. We recommend paying an apprentice based in London a weekly wage of at least £150 to attract and retain the best talent.

Redwood is now able to offer employer grants to eligible employers who take on new 16 to 24 year old apprentices thanks to a new scheme from the National Apprenticeship Service.

The AGE 16 to 24 year olds initiative is aimed at helping employers to offer young people employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants to assist them in recruiting apprentices.

 

What financial support is available to employers

Redwood is now able to offer employer grants to eligible employers who take on new 16 to 24 year old apprentices thanks to a new scheme from the National Apprenticeship Service.

The AGE 16 to 24 year olds initiative is aimed at helping employers to offer young people employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants to assist them in recruiting apprentices.

See Click here for more information on the Grant available 

 

What are employers expected to do?

Redwood will work with you to discuss the requirements of each individual learner and the units that are most applicable to their job role. Each learner will have a Training Co-ordinator who monitors their progress throughout the course.

As an employer you are expected to treat your apprentice as you would any other member of staff. That includes ensuring they have a contract of employment.

A simple way to develop and retain your apprentice is through allocating them a mentor. The mentor will be someone within your organisation who can support the apprentice through their qualification.  When you have recruited an apprentice your Redwood Training Co-ordinator will plan all of the training and assessment required with you. 

 

How long will the training take?

Each Apprenticeship has a planned duration of 12 months.  


What courses would be available to my employees?

We offer Apprenticeships at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Levels and in a range of subjects including:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Insurance
  • Sales & Telesales
  • Information Technology
  • Hairdressing
  • Team Leading
  • Management 
  • Youth Work

Do I need to sign an Agreement?

Yes. This is to ensure that all parties understand their responsibilities and rights from the start.  


What next?

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your organisation's requirements and the services that we can provide to meet these. Contact us now on 020 8607 7850 or email: info@redwoodskills.com