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Recruit an apprentice in the next 6 months and save up to £3,000!

If you’re a growing business and looking to expand your team, have you considered taking on an apprentice? With the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices being just £4.15* per hour, apprenticeships can be an affordable way to take on new staff whilst providing a training opportunity for someone keen to start a career in your industry.

What’s more – the government has recently announced some new financial bonuses for employers who hire apprentices over the next six months…

Gain an extra pair of hands for less

From August 2020 to January 2021, businesses that recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 will receive a £2,000 incentive from the government towards the cost of training, while those that hire new apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500.

These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive the government already provides for new 16-18 year old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an education, health and care plan where that applies.*

This means that if you hire a 16 to 18 year old apprentice in the next 6 months, you receive £3,000! If you also have less than 50 contracted employees, the apprenticeship fees for those aged 16-18 years of age will be fully funded!

Discover more about what makes apprenticeships great…

Cut your recruitment costs

Boosting your team with an apprentice is a great way to bypass the added recruitment costs associated with outsourcing or recruiting skilled labour. You can fill your skills gaps by investing in the long term development of an apprentice, growing your own motivated, talented and loyal employee.

What’s more – you can save even more on recruitment costs when you take on an apprentice with The College of Animal Welfare. As part of the recruitment process, we can advertise, filter applications for you and even arrange your interviews if you wish – all for FREE! Take a look at the recruitment process

Don’t lose your apprentice to college time

Many of our apprenticeship programmes are work-based, which means you will not lose your apprentice to college time. Instead, all their learning will be done in the work place with support from a Work-based Learning Assessor who will visit your apprentice on a regular basis, and provide telephone and email support between visits. Apprentices also no longer have to be full-time employees and can undertake an apprenticeship part-time!

Grow an employee who meets your business needs

Our apprenticeships can be tailored to a specific job-role and contain a list of all the skillsknowledge and behaviours needed for learners to be job-ready upon completion. This allows you to tailor your apprentice to specific business objectives and needs. View our infographic to discover more benefits of apprenticeship training

Specialist training with a reputable provider

The College of Animal Welfare is one of the UKs leading providers of veterinary nurse and animal care training, running from four centres across the UK. We are very proud of the fact that all of our staff delivering our apprenticeship programmes have significant industry experience and knowledge under their belts; they all share a common passion for pushing the profession forward. Your apprentice will learn all the skills and knowledge needed to drive your business forward.

Talk to us about apprenticeship training today

If you would like to speak to a member of our team directly regarding our apprenticeship training and the financial incentives available, please contact us at or on 01480 422060. You can view all of our apprenticeship programmes on our website.

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