What employers need to know

All employers operating in the UK, with annual pay bills over £3 million are required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, however changes to funding for apprentices have affected all employers.

It is therefore in an employer’s interest to offer apprenticeships, so they can reclaim the levy they have paid. Read further guidance on the apprenticeship levy.

Apprentices are no longer just for school leavers. They cover a wide range of levels up to Masters Degree and are for anyone of any age.

Many employers already benefit from taking on an apprentice. We now have the opportunity to build on that and offer apprenticeships in other critical areas.

By recruiting an apprentice, your organisation will benefit from

  • new or existing employees trained up to current SHE standards and expectations
  • fresh and improved safety management techniques, reducing your risk profile
  • contribution to local employment, skills sharing and the overall retention of highly-skilled personnel in your sector

Your apprentices will be able to build a strong network of peers across the industry which they will be able to harness throughout their career, developing collaborative skills and behaviours, sharing ideas and best practice among fellow SHE professionals.

To find training providers for the SHE Apprenticeship, visit the Gov.uk website.