Give your business a fresh perspective with an apprentice

Did you know you can recruit an apprentice from Reaseheath College to upskill your existing workforce?

Reaseheath College helps employers hire apprentices in a variety of sectors such as agriculture, animal care, equine, veterinary nursing, horticulture, construction and engineering. 

There has never been a better time to hire an apprentice. Take advantage of the government incentive. Employers and training providers could get £1,000 each for taking on an apprentice who is either:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old, or
  • aged 19 to 25 years old and has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or has been in the care of their local authority.

Find out more here.

How could an apprentice help you?

Employers like you use apprenticeships to bring new talent and a fresh perspective to their business or to develop the skills of existing members of staff. Research suggests this can improve productivity, reduce recruitment costs and lead to a more motivated workforce.

At Reaseheath we’re industry focused and career ready and we’re experts in developing apprentices’ skills, knowledge and behaviours. All training is delivered by our industry expert assessors and teaching staff, with support from employers and mentors. As an employer, you can pass on your industry expertise to develop the skills of your apprentice and teach them skills needed to succeed in their chosen career.

By employing an apprentice, you’ll be helping them kick start their career, giving them essential first-hand knowledge of how the industry works and a recognised qualification to help aid their career progression.

Why choose an apprenticeship through Reaseheath College?

Reaseheath College is one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges, which offers apprenticeships in a variety of land-based industries.

We have some of the best specialist facilities and resources in the country, thanks to a £80 million investment across campus. With this in mind, you can be confident that your apprentice will be taught with the most relevant and up-to-date tools and techniques required for the industry.

How can the Business Hub team support you?

Funding information on the apprenticeship levy

The levy was introduced on 6th April 2017. The levy applies to both public and private employers across all sectors with a payroll bill in excess of £3m a year.

The apprenticeship levy was introduced to large employers who have an annual payroll in excess of £3m, at a rate of 0.5% of their PAYE wage bill.

Yes, you can. Reaseheath Training offers all businesses and organisations a free training needs analysis to discover what areas of your business would benefit through upskilling your existing workforce through the apprenticeship programme.

Funds will expire 24 months after they enter your digital account unless you spend them on apprenticeship training with a training provider. You can, however, support smaller businesses by gifting your apprenticeship levy (up to 25%). Reaseheath Training can help facilitate this process.

Smaller employers, who do not pay the apprenticeship levy, now have full access to the apprenticeship service. This service allows the facility to reserve funds for training.

Follow this link to set-up your on-line account. This allows you the opportunity to reserve funds and access the apprenticeship funding available

Contact us to find our more and see how we can support you moving forward.


Who will provide the training for the apprentice?

All training will be delivered at Reaseheath College by our expert curriculum team.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

An apprenticeship depending on the level, can last anywhere between 12 months – 36 months.

How many hours does an apprentice have to work?

An apprentice usually works a minimum of 30 hours per week. This may be more dependent on the company.

What is DAS?

Employers are required to create a Digital Account, this is a requirement by the government for all businesses to have for apprenticeship training. This is through the government website. Apprentice PAYE details are needed for this.

Please see this video about setting up your Digital Account for the apprenticeship.

What is an apprentice?

Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific industry. Apprentices can be new or current employees.

What happens at the end of an apprenticeship?

Successful apprentices can progress on to other levels of apprenticeships or may have the opportunity to be taken on full time by their employer.

What is off the job training?

Apprentices must spend at least 20% of their working hours completing off-the-job training. It can be flexible and could be:

  • Online training
  • An apprentice shadowing their mentor at work
  • At college or their training provider
How much do apprentices earn?

The current minimum apprenticeship wage increased (April 2023) to £5.28 per hour. However, the minimum wage for an apprentice can also depend on the age and the length of the apprenticeship.

Businesses that we are currently working with include:

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