With many funding and levy opportunities available in England, apprenticeships offer a perfect way to develop skills and experience tailored to the needs of your business.
During their apprenticeship your employee will study the AAT Accounting Qualifications, gaining the practical skills your business needs and a recognised qualification they can be proud of.
Why do apprenticeships make business sense?
A cost-effective way to hire or train staff
You could receive contributions towards training costs from the government and the recruitment process is typically less expensive.
92% of employers who take on apprentices believe they create a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
Use your levy
If you’re in England and you’ve got a payroll of over £3 million, you’ll need to pay an apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of your wage bill. You’ll be entitled to claim back up to £9,000 per apprentice to cover the cost of training. Non-levy payers can claim up to £8,100 per apprentice to cover training costs.
Almost 9 in 10 employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business.
Apprentices tend to be keen to advance and eager to impress their employers, which leads them to be more productive.
90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship.
Add value to your business, right away
Apprentices start working and contributing to your business from day one, alongside their training.
Gain skills you need
Apprenticeship standards are designed by employers, so they equip people with the skills businesses actually need.
All statistics from DofE Apprenticeships evaluation 2017: employers report (November 2017)