Smart Training and Recruitment https://smarttar.co.uk Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:31:26 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 The Apprenticeship Service https://smarttar.co.uk/the-apprenticeship-service/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:07:35 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8845 From 1st April 2021, all new apprenticeships will be managed and funded using the apprenticeship service. All employers hiring apprentices will need to have an apprenticeship service account in order to access funding.  Levy paying employers will already have this function, this is where Levy funding is placed for these larger employers to spend on training. […]

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From 1st April 2021, all new apprenticeships will be managed and funded using the apprenticeship service. All employers hiring apprentices will need to have an apprenticeship service account in order to access funding.  Levy paying employers will already have this function, this is where Levy funding is placed for these larger employers to spend on training. Non-Levy paying employers will need to create an AS account – many for the first time – and make a ‘funding reservation’ from the government, prior to enrolment of any new apprentices.  AS account creation is necessary only once. We can assist with creating your AS account, talk to your business development consultant or email: customerservice@smarttar.co.uk for guidance.

To find out more about the apprenticeship service you can visit the ESFA website by clicking here.

The website apprenticeships.gov.uk contains all the answers to questions frequently asked by apprentices and employers.

You can also view all of the ESFA Articles for Employers to help you with the apprenticeship service by clicking on the button below.

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NATIONAL INSURANCE BREAKS FOR EMPLOYERS OF APPRENTICES UNDER 25 https://smarttar.co.uk/national-insurance-breaks-for-employers-of-apprentices-under-25/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:16:48 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8816 From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year). They must be under 25 years old and following an approved UK government statutory apprenticeship framework (frameworks can differ depending on the UK country). To […]

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From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year).

They must be under 25 years old and following an approved UK government statutory apprenticeship framework (frameworks can differ depending on the UK country).

To find out more, please visit the GOV UK Website by clicking on the button below.

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We Love Apprenticeships because.. https://smarttar.co.uk/we-love-apprenticeships-because/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:47:04 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8801 To celebrate #NAW21 and to keep in with the theme of St Valentines Day, we wanted to share with you why we 💖 Apprenticeships! #NAW21 #Buildthefuture #weloveapprenticeships #iloveapprenticeshipsbecause

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To celebrate #NAW21 and to keep in with the theme of St Valentines Day, we wanted to share with you why we 💖 Apprenticeships!

#NAW21 #Buildthefuture #weloveapprenticeships #iloveapprenticeshipsbecause

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Guide to Apprenticeships https://smarttar.co.uk/guide-to-apprenticeships/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:18:06 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8794 As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and in this guide, we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career. If you’re a parent, guardian, carer or teacher […]

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As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and in this guide, we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.

If you’re a parent, guardian, carer or teacher of someone, you can help them find a career path that’s right for them

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Celebrating Achievements https://smarttar.co.uk/celebrating-achievements/ Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:08:06 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8789 We hope you have enjoyed our posts this week to celebrate #NAW21. Today we are celebrating some of our recent achievers who have passed their End Point Assessment. Congratulations to everyone who has passed recently. #Celebrations#Achievements#BuildthefutureFire It Up

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We hope you have enjoyed our posts this week to celebrate #NAW21. Today we are celebrating some of our recent achievers who have passed their End Point Assessment. Congratulations to everyone who has passed recently.

#Celebrations#Achievements#BuildthefutureFire It Up

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Thank you, Thursday https://smarttar.co.uk/thank-you-thursday/ Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:16:32 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8763 As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, they wanted each day to have a theme. 11th February 2021 is Thank you Thursday. We wanted to share some of our recent learner’s messages of thanks to us.

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As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, they wanted each day to have a theme. 11th February 2021 is Thank you Thursday. We wanted to share some of our recent learner’s messages of thanks to us.


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#Askanapprentice https://smarttar.co.uk/askanapprentice/ Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:32:23 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8756 Wow, we cannot believe it’s day 3 of #NAW21 already and it’s a little frosty this morning! Today’s theme is #askanapprentice. Troy Ratcliffe, shared his views on completing an apprenticeship with us. You can view all of our reviews on The Apprenticeship Directory. Click on the link below.

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Wow, we cannot believe it’s day 3 of #NAW21 already and it’s a little frosty this morning! Today’s theme is #askanapprentice. Troy Ratcliffe, shared his views on completing an apprenticeship with us.

You can view all of our reviews on The Apprenticeship Directory. Click on the link below.

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#Askanemployer https://smarttar.co.uk/askanemployer/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 13:18:03 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8721 It’s Day 2 of #NAW21. The theme for today is #askanemployer so throughout the day we will be sharing feedback from some of the employers we work with. Apprenticeships not only benefit learners but they offer a variety of benefits for employers too! Sam Cave – Training Manager at Ashmere Care “With existing staff members embarking on apprenticeships, […]

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It’s Day 2 of #NAW21. The theme for today is #askanemployer so throughout the day we will be sharing feedback from some of the employers we work with. Apprenticeships not only benefit learners but they offer a variety of benefits for employers too!

Sam Cave – Training Manager at Ashmere Care

“With existing staff members embarking on apprenticeships, this has been a bonus to the business. Having staff who are qualified in their chosen area is definitely a plus point. Using apprenticeships to upskill staff is a great way of providing them with a qualification and it helps them to see exactly how much work they put in. It also shows that the business is invested in them and that they are valued as part of the wider team.”

Pamela Gilligan, CEO of Compassion in Action

“As a Chief Executive, it is imperative that anyone using apprenticeships to upskill existing staff, you ensure you have the expertise and support from a professional training provider. As an Employer, I would highly recommend any organisation hiring an Apprentice which gives our young people opportunities, especially under the current economic climate. Also, empowerment, social inclusion and the first step for their future”

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Mythbusting Apprenticeships https://smarttar.co.uk/mythbusting-apprenticeships/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:16:41 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8713 The post Mythbusting Apprenticeships appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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The most common misconception of apprenticeships is that people think they are only for school leavers wanting to get into a trade to become a plumber or electrician. As part of #NAW21, we thought we would share with you our #apprenticeship #mythbusters.

#nationalapprenticeshipweek #buildthefuture

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Build the future https://smarttar.co.uk/build-the-future/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 10:31:27 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=8710 Let’s Build the future! As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we understand that it’s different this year as the celebrations will be digital instead of holding events across the United Kingdom. But even though the way we are celebrating is not the same as last year, the benefits and success of apprenticeships are! Throughout […]

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Let’s Build the future! As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we understand that it’s different this year as the celebrations will be digital instead of holding events across the United Kingdom. But even though the way we are celebrating is not the same as last year, the benefits and success of apprenticeships are! Throughout the week (8th-14th Feb) we will be sharing our stories, insights, Mythbusters, guides and successes with you.

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