What is my role as an employer?
As an apprentice employer, you’ll be expected to do the following.
- Pay the apprentice’s salary, just like any other employee. You must pay at least the National Minimum Wage and we encourage all employers to pay at least the Living Wage.
- Offer your apprentice the same working conditions as other employees in similar roles. This includes paid holidays, sick pay, benefits and support.
- Work with the provider to develop a training approach for your apprentice. This details when and where training will take place and what it involves.
- Continue to work with your apprentice and the learning provider throughout their apprenticeship. You should provide support, mentoring and development opportunities. This will help them to achieve their qualification.