Apprentice salaries

By far the most significant cost to you, the employer, is the salary of the Apprentice.  We recommend a starting salary equivalent to £5 per hour.

 

Financial incentives for employers

If your apprentice is age 16-18 on the date they start their apprenticeship (not the date they start employment), the employer will receive a £1,000 ‘Employer Incentive Payment’ (EIP) from the government.  The incentive payment is paid in 2 parts at 90 days and 365 days assuming the apprentice is still on programme.

 

If your apprentice is age 16-18 on the date they start AND as an organisation you employ fewer than 50 staff, the mandatory apprenticeship fee is also waived.

 

Levy-paying employers

If you are a levy payer, the mandatory Apprenticeship fee is taken from your levy account.  However, costs in the other columns do still apply.  If your levy account is completely used up, your apprenticeship training will be ‘co-financed’.  This means the Government will pay 90% of the cost and you will pay 10%.  The Apprenticeship fee column below shows fees set at 5% so your fee will be double the figure shown below.

 

Fees

The table below outlines fees payable for the Apprenticeship standards we currently offer.

Apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeship fee
(including EPA)

Professional Body membership fee

Qualification Certification fee

Resit fees

Business Administrator (L3)

£250

N/A

£85

Up to £690

Business & Professional Administration (L4)

£200

N/A

N/A

N/A

Customer Service Practitioner (L2)

£175

N/A

£25

Up to £500

Assistant Accountant (L3)

£400

£138

N/A

Up tp £551

Professional Accounting Technician (L4)

£400

£138

N/A

Up to £752

Payroll Administrator (L3)

£450

N/A

N/A

TBC

Team Leader/Supervisor (L3)

£225

N/A

£150

TBC

Departmental/ Operations Manager (L5)

£350

N/A

£150

TBC

Infrastructure Technician (L3)

£750

N/A

N/A

TBC