How do I take on an apprentice for my business?

A young person aged 16 to 24 could be a great addition to your business. There are a wide range of local training providers offering fantastic courses and Business Bolton can support you in finding the right one for your apprenticeship role.

Finding the right young person and training provider is delivered through our free recruitment support with links to local skills advice or the Team Bolton Partnership. Contact us on 01204 336258.

Apprenticeship Levy and Digital Apprenticeship Service?

It's an interesting time for apprenticeships and there are plenty of changes happening. In April 2017 the government started funding apprenticeships differently. Employers with an annual pay bill of over £3million are required to pay a contribution (Levy) towards apprenticeship training which will be offset by a £15,000 allowance.

The Digital Apprenticeship Service is is avilable to support businesses to select a Framework or Standard, choose a training provider and advertise and recruit apprenticeship vacancies.

The changes also mean that there will be new incentives for small businesses to take on an apprentice. If you are wondering whether an apprentice is right for your business, how much it will cost, is the process difficult then The Greater Manchester Hub website is a really useful tool.

Team Bolton would like to work with you to shape apprenticeship provision locally. If you would like further information on this, or have any training and recruitment queries please contact