£10kproductivity gains

Apprentices: Business leaders of the future

Time to join in?

Across the UK, employers of all shapes and sizes are benefitting from working with apprentices. These young people are enthusiastic and motivated, bringing a fresh perspective to your business and willing to learn in a supportive environment.

Employers have found that a good apprenticeship programme promotes loyalty and leadership, resulting in exceptional productivity, great ambassadors and a reputational boost for the business.

Hawk is able to provide support for managers who are new to mentoring an apprentice in the form of workshops and webinars. In addition, we encourage employers to engage with the formulation of content for learner workshops to ensure that it is directly tailored to the needs of the organisation.

Apprenticeship Levy announcement:

The Apprenticeship Levy was announced in November 2015 and is a mandatory tax for all employers with a wage bill that exceeds £3,000,000, this will come into effect from May2017. 

Please feel free to use the calculator attached to support you in your apprenticeship strategy. We have also attached our Apprenticeship Levy fact sheet to provide you with as much information as possible.

Apprenticeship Levy Page

Apprenticeship Levy Calculator 

Apprenticeship Levy Fact Sheet

If you would you like to arrange a meeting with Hawk Training , please email us at levy@hawktraining.com. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak on the telephone, please call us 020 8891 0992.  

Getting started…

Our dedicated Apprentice Recruitment Team will: 

  • Arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, identify the apprenticeship funding available to you and the most suitable provision to meet your needs
  • Assign an account manager to your role and agree a job description with basic terms and conditions of employment
  • Advertise your vacancy through various channels to attract potential candidates or consider our existing candidate pool
  • Telephone-screen all applicants, inviting successful candidates to our in-house assessment day
  • Forward candidates to you for interview, using your own selection process

As the employer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Job role and responsibilities
  • Contract of employment
  • Induction into the role
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprentice salary
  • Time for off-the-job learning
  • Commitment to 12 months for Intermediate and 18 months for Advanced Level programmes
  • Commitment to offering employment of 30-40 hours  per week

Once you have made an offer of employment, we will:

  • Arrange an appointment to carry out a pre-programme induction and complete all the necessary details
  • Complete an Apprenticeship Agreement
  • Confirm details of induction, tutor visits, workshops, webinars and e-learning available.
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Information for Employers

Apprenticeships can help businesses by offering a real opportunity to improve your bottom line, fill skills gaps and motivate your workforce.

Skills shortages are a concern for many UK employers and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off the job learning ensures they develop the skills that work best for your business.

How we can help Employers to recruit an Apprentice free of charge?

Hawk Training has a dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team, who will work with employers to meet their requirements. We offer a free of charge apprentice recruitment and selection process, from advertising to initial assessment, providing you with a select number of candidates to interview. When employers have selected and appointed their apprentice, Hawk Training tutors deliver the apprenticeship programme in the workplace, working closely with the employer and apprentice.


What Apprenticeship programmes are offered by Hawk Training?

Hawk Training provides Apprenticeships in the following occupational sectors. For more information click on one of the sector links below:

• Business Administration
• Childcare
• IT Users
• Team Leading / Management
• Warehousing and Storage

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-24 year olds (AGE)

AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. Could it help you too?

The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers aims to support businesses, who would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship programme.

The National Apprenticeship Service will provide AGE 16 to 24 to eligible employers, in respect of qualifying apprentices, with an individual value of £1,500. Employers can be paid five grants in total during the lifetime of the initiative.

AGE 16 to 24 targets employers with less than 50 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous 12 months. 

£14kaverage starting salaries

Ready to change the world?

Looking to gain employment?

An Apprenticeship gives you a paid job and the chance to get your qualifications – with no student debt, plenty of professional support and the chance to get your career off to a flying start.

For 12-18 months, you work as a paid employee, with a dedicated mentor to support you. You’ll have access to learning opportunities and your Apprenticeship can take you on to a new role, a university degree or a degree level apprenticeship. Employers really value enthusiasm, dedication and new ways of thinking – it’s the perfect start to your career.

If you are not yet employed, we advertise Apprenticeship vacancies on our website. There are often no formal qualification entry requirements, however you must be aged 16 years or over to apply. 

Business Admin and IT Apprenticeship starting salaries can be as high as £24,000.

Already employed?

Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers, you can benefit by upskilling in the profession you currently work in. We will work closely with you and your employer to develop your skills, fulfil the requirements required for your role and, where applicable, support you in gaining a nationally recognised qualification

Entry requirements

You must be aged 16 years or over and must be working a minimum of 30 hours per week. You also need to be a resident in England and not in full-time education.

Click here to view our apprentice fact sheet. 

Please select the Sectors & Vacancies below to apply for your Apprenticeship

95%of learners had a positive impact on their career

Helping young people to make great choices

Apprenticeship programmes are for young people who want to experience the world of work rather than stay in full-time education. We work with 16-23 year olds who want to take this exciting route into work.

The Government has recently made changes to the law (Raising the Participation Age (RPA)) regarding the age in which young people must continue in education or training. The law now says that they must stay in education or training until at least their 18th birthday. This includes Apprenticeships.

Hawk Apprenticeships are with committed, supportive employers who understand the importance of mentoring and developing young talent. Apprentices earn and learn – giving them the opportunity to earn a salary whilst still completing a programme of vocational learning. No previous work experience is necessary and the Apprenticeship programme lasts for a minimum of 12 months, giving each apprentice great work experience, a real understanding of their potential and the opportunity to progress in their chosen career.

At the end of an Apprenticeship, apprentices can be kept on by their employer and have the opportunity to progress to higher level Apprenticeship programmes. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level. These programmes not only help young people to develop relevant skills which are valued by employers, but also enhance promotion and progression opportunities.

Click here to view a success story from a parent

Click here to view a parent’s guide to Apprenticeships

93%would recommend an Apprenticeship to a friend

Maximising potential: The apprenticeship route

Apprenticeships are a perfect way to combine qualifications with entering the world of work. They can be equivalent to GCSEs right up to degree level qualifications.

Available after GCSEs or A levels, students now have the opportunity to work with businesses of all sizes across a huge range of sectors. They can gain professional qualifications under an experienced mentor, providing them with great work experience and a solid foot on the career ladder of their choice.

Find out about our school engagement and careers events to give your young people the chance to maximise their potential.

To learn more about Apprenticeships or the ways we can support your students with career advice and opportunities please contact us via the Contact Us form.

We can support you with:

• School / College assembly talks
• Visits and discussions from current young apprentices
• Careers Events
• Sending local Apprenticeship vacancies
• Talks at parents evenings
• Other events – please feel free to discuss any other event ideas with us

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95%of apprentices would recommend us

Sectors & Vacancies

Find out more about where you could find an Apprenticeship, search our current vacancies and read about what it’s really like to be an apprentice.

Select a sector from below.

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