What other employers are asking . . .What Apprenticeships does PETA offer?
PETA specialises in the delivery of Business, ICT and Engineering Apprenticeships which impact on many vital areas of every business.
These Apprenticeships can be used to support your administrative functions, marketing, digital media, sales, accounts, events, networking, ICT infrastructure, user support, website management, fabrciation and welding, electrical and electronics, mechanical machining and CNC, maintenance and many other roles.
We will identify the right Apprenticeship for the role you have.
The Government fully funds Apprenticeships for those aged 16-18. They provide a subsidy for those 19+.
The fees therefore vary depending upon the individual you recruit, the wage you wish to pay and whether you opt to employ or host the Apprentice.
We will discuss with you your options and the associated costs in full at the time we meet with you.
Technically yes, however, there are two options available to you:
The hosted Apprentice option offers employers, with headcount restrictions, a proven and cost effective route to ensuring their future skill base. It operates on the basis that a company agrees to host a selected Apprentice where a fee is paid to an Apprenticeship Training Agency (Apprenticeship Solutions) who employ the Apprentice. Minimum agency costs will apply along with any other training related fees.
It is law to pay at least the national minimum wage as set by the Government.
You should note also that there is an Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage which recognises that Apprentices are trainees and therefore a reduced wage can be paid.
PETA undertakes an annual review of Apprentice salaries and can advise you on the average wages paid for the type of Apprentice you are seeking and the level in which they will be operating.
No, PETA will manage the Apprenticeship and administer the paperwork thus removing this time consuming task from you, the employer.
Once PETA has completed the initial interviews and shortlisted suitable candidates, the employer will then review the candidates, shortlist again if necessary and interview those they are most interested in.
The final decision to appoint is made by the employer, this is irrelevant of the status of the Apprentice, ie hosted or employed.
Off-the-job training is either delivered in one of our own training centres or on a day release basis at a college. All on-the-job training is undertaken in the workplace.
The duration of an Apprenticeship varies depending upon the type and level. The minimum duration of an Apprenticeship is 13 months.
All employers must have as a minimum an Employers Liability Insurance. The work place needs to conform to health and safety requirements and you will need to demonstrate this compliance. In addition PETA will also undertake a work place assessment prior to the start of the Apprenticeship.
If you employ an Apprentice under the age of 18 years a young persons risk assessment will be required, PETA can assist you with this if required.
A PETA Assessor will work with you to develop a Training Plan which links the job role to the requirements of the vocational qualification.
Yes, Apprenticeships are available for both new and existing employees.
There is no minimum age at which you become liable to pay income tax. What matters is the amount of your taxable income. If this is below a certain level, no tax is payable.
As is the case of all employees aged over 16, apprentices must still pay national insurance on their income.
PETA is a learning provider and we are responsible for an apprentice's off-the-job training. When you take on an apprentice we will appoint a mentor who will work with you to make sure that the training is well planned. Once the apprentice begins the mentor will follow their progress and deal with any issues that may arise.
You can employ as many Apprentices as you need – and in more than one framework. You will be responsible for giving the apprentice an induction into their role as they provide on-the-job training. Don't forget you may be eligible for a grant or additional funding.
Like most other employees, apprentices must be given at least 20 days’ paid holiday per year as well as bank holidays.
Many different industry sectors share the same skill sets. These core skills are transferable across sectors and are built into the Apprenticeship to maximise flexibility and choice for employers and apprentices. They include:
This varies from programme to programme. Some of the training can be in the work place and other sessions could be in college or at one of our training centres. Depending on the type of job being done, or the elements of training being undertaken, it could be one day a week or a block release - in some cases you will be offered a choice.
You must give your apprentice an induction into their role and provide on-the-job training. As with all employees, you are also responsible for the wages of your apprentice.
Looking after the Apprentice on a day-to-day basis can seem daunting, however it's just like inducting a new member of staff. You go through the same routines and with your Apprentice there are a few little extra bits - we offer a half day workshop just for the PETA Apprentice Mentors and can guide you through the whole process.View Apprentice Mentoring Workshop »