TESP plays a key role in supporting apprenticeship development for the electrotechnical industry – not just for the recently introduced Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Standard but also the Fire, Emergency & Security Systems Apprenticeship.

We are also working with the National Apprenticeship Service to provide advice and guidance on apprenticeship services, the levy and other areas. Please see the links below for more details:

Employing an Apprentice

Apprenticeship Levy

The apprenticeship service is a group of online tools created to support employers when developing and managing their apprenticeship programme.

  • Estimate my apprenticeship funding allows employers to get an indication of how much apprenticeship funding they will receive and estimate how much their chosen apprenticeships will cost over time.
  • Through Find apprenticeship training employers can use this service to search for apprenticeship training and find training providers who offer the apprenticeship training they choose.
  • Manage apprenticeships allows levy-paying employers to register securely to set up an employer account. From here they can add the PAYE schemes that are associated with their apprenticeship funds and invite other team members to view the account. They can also sign their employer agreement, add apprenticeships to their account and authorise payments to their training provider.
  • Recruit an apprentice allows employers to work with their training provider to post their apprenticeship vacancy online and find the right candidates for the role.

Apprenticeship Standards

Apprenticeship Funding

Becoming an Apprenticeship Training Provider

Apprenticeship Training Agency

Apprenticeship training agencies (ATAs) recruit, employ and arrange training for apprentices on behalf of employers.

  • To find out more about ATAs and the ATA framework go to the ATA web page.
  • To understand how ATA’s operate under the new apprenticeship funding rules from May 2017 refer to the Apprenticeship funding rules 2017 to 2018 and apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers.