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.
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.
The table below outlines fees payable for the Apprenticeship standards we currently offer.
Professional Body membership fee
Qualification Certification fee
Business Administrator (L3)
Up to £690
Business & Professional Administration (L4)
Customer Service Practitioner (L2)
Up to £500
Assistant Accountant (L3)
Up tp £551
Professional Accounting Technician (L4)
Up to £752
Payroll Administrator (L3)
Team Leader/Supervisor (L3)
Departmental/ Operations Manager (L5)
Infrastructure Technician (L3)