Employers

Employers: level-up your business with Smart

At Smart, we're dedicated to helping organisations succeed. We take the time to understand your specific needs and create customised training programmes that empower your team to reach new heights. With our support, you can equip your employees the skills and knowledge they need to grow and excel within your company.

We pride ourselves on working in partnership with employers to make a real difference to their business.

This is done through ongoing engagement with managers in your organisation to plan meaningful learning for your staff that focuses on your key business objectives and priorities. Apprenticeship standards can be tailored entirely to your business. We can help you address the skills gaps within your organisation and work together to build a training programme that will benefit your workforce.

  • Train existing employees
  • Create new opportunities for your organisation
  • Staff can learn at their place of work and online.

How can Smart Training & Recruitment help you level up your workforce?

Recruit an Apprentice

Apprenticeships can inject new knowledge, skills and attitude into your workforce. 74% of employers said apprenticeships have helped them improve their product or service quality. Our experienced Consultants will guide you through each phase of the process. We can even help to find a suitable candidate at no extra cost to your business.

Train your team

Train your workforce through apprenticeship programmes can help fill critical skill gaps, boost employee motivation and improve staff retention. Because apprenticeships combine full-time work with study and off-the-job training, your employee can earn a nationally recognised qualification from level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) to level 5 (equivalent to an HND) in a work-relevant subject.

Funding

Whether you are a small, medium or large organisation, the Government provides financial assistance to help fund your apprentice’s training. If your company’s annual wage bill exceeds £3 million, it will pay the apprenticeship levy, covering 100% of the associated costs. Companies that don’t pay the apprenticeship levy will be responsible for contributing 5% or less towards the cost of training and assessing their apprentice.

Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS)

The Digital Apprenticeship Service is the government portal for employers to find, fund, and manage apprenticeship programmes. All apprenticeships in England must be managed through the Apprenticeship Service. You will need to set up an account to use the service.

Our Partners

Apprenticeships are a proven and cost-effective way to attract, retain and develop your team.
86% of employers say that apprenticeships have benefited their business.

See what our clients think about our flexible training programs

We have seen apprenticeships become a respected and exciting way to help thousands of individuals and businesses get where they want to be.
" Fantastic Apprenticeship, 100% remote with regular online lessons, moving to revision sessions when you are getting ready for EPA. My tutor was always available if I needed any additional help and support and made sure that I have all the information needed to succeed in my qualification. "

Helen Littler (Learner)

" I have just competed my Level 5 coaching apprenticeship and had the pleasure of being support by Gill! Gill was so approachable, supportive, and kind throughout and was on the end of the phone or email whenever I needed her! She helped me stay focused and I was thrilled when I passed my end point assessment! "

Aimee Williams (Learner)

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