7 April 2021
The measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the recent Budget 2021 has brought further good news to employers who are looking to grow their work force and enrol them onto an apprenticeship programme.
Employers working with Plumpton have benefited from an incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice since they were introduced in the Plan for Jobs back in the summer. The incentive was expected to end in March however this deadline has been extended to September 2021 to allow more employers to benefit. With an increase in the number of individuals looking at apprenticeships as a way of entering a new sector or advance their skills further, the extension of the incentive is another positive reason for employers to engage with apprenticeships.
Employers who hire a new apprentice will get the incentive payment in 2 equal instalments. They will be eligible for 50% of the payment 90 days after their apprentice’s start date (confirmed by Plumpton), and the remaining 50% after the apprentice completes 365 days of their apprenticeship.
To apply for the incentive, you’ll need to have set up a digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account, the online portal for a business when engaging with apprenticeships. Your DAS account will allow you to reserve apprenticeship funding (to pay or your apprentices training), add your apprentice’s details to release the funding (so Plumpton can be paid for the training we provide to your apprentice) and apply for your incentive payments. Plumpton College Apprenticeship Service Information page.
At Plumpton we want to take the headache out of recruiting apprentices by providing a service designed to support you in finding the right talent for your business. Ultimately, the decision on who you employ is down to you, no one knows your business better than you do, however, our experienced recruitment team are available to support and guide you from the start to the end of the recruitment process. Plumpton College Apprenticeship Recruitment Support Service
If you have any questions about apprenticeships, recruitment, incentives available or just to find out more about how our broad range of training programmes can benefit your business please get in touch and call our Business Services team on 01273 892127 or email us email@example.com
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.