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Apprenticeships

TESP plays a key role in supporting apprenticeship development for the electrotechnical industry. Read more by following the links below:

We are also working with the National Apprenticeship Service to provide advice and guidance on apprenticeship services, the levy and other areas:

Employing an Apprentice

Employing an apprentice – an overview of the steps to take for taking on an apprentice.

Employing an apprentice: technical guide for employers – information about how apprenticeship funding works for employers who want to take on an apprentice.

Employer guide to apprenticeships – gives employers the information and benefits of recruiting apprentices to their business.

Apprenticeship recruitment: support tool for employers and training organisations – information and support for employers and training organisations involved in the recruitment of apprentices.

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 Levy

Apprenticeship funding: how it will work – information on apprenticeship funding, including the apprenticeship levy and the online apprenticeship service.

Pay Apprenticeship Levy – when you have to pay apprenticeship levy and how to report your payments.

Apprenticeship Levy Manual – this manual is a guide to the apprenticeship levy and published by HMRC.

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.

Apprenticeship Standards

Apprenticeship standards – the approved apprenticeship standards developed by employers.

How to develop an apprenticeship standard – guidance for groups of employers (trailblazers) on how to propose and develop a new apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship Funding

Apprenticeship funding: how it will work – how apprenticeship funding will affect employers from May 2017, including the apprenticeship levy and the online apprenticeship service.

Apprenticeship funding bands – sets out the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards.

Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules 2018 to 2019 – the rules that apply to all apprenticeship provision funded by the ESFA.

Apprenticeship Training Providers

Register of apprenticeship training providers – organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers using the apprenticeship service and how to apply to become 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 and apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers.