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Looking for new, well-trained staff to power your agency in 2022, without the recruitment costs? Then take on an apprentice, says Chris Stoker-Jones, of Catch22.

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The benefits of having an apprentice within your business
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Chris Stoker-Jones

At Catch22 we are experts in delivering Housing & Property Management Apprenticeships, having trained over 200 housing professionals in the last twelve months alone!

If your business has experienced growth, and you are planning for further upturns in business, then recruiting apprentices into your workforce is a fantastic way to bring in fresh ideas, energy and diversity. Apprenticeships are an excellent alternative career route to the traditional form of higher education, candidates are interested in gaining new knowledge, skills and behaviours while they train within the industry and increase their experience.

Not only do you gain a trainee, but your business will also be entitled to £1000 per trainee…

Seventy-eight per cent of employers said that apprentices helped boost productivity, and three-quarters of employers stated that their product or service improved through the help of apprentices in their workforce. The investment in apprenticeships generate enthusiastic new team members, can increase staff loyalty, and upskill existing team members.

FREE Recruitment Service

Here at Catch22, we understand that recruiting staff can drain you of time and resource, so let us take that burden from your shoulders with our FREE recruitment service. Following confirmation of the job description, we will advertise your apprenticeship vacancy and hold screening calls with applicants prior to handing over a shortlist of recommended candidates. Let Catch22 be the Recruitment Agency for your future talent pool.

Cost of an apprenticeship

Evaluating the cost of apprenticeships is vital for your business

  • If you are a business with a pay bill of over £3m p.a., then you will be paying into the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • If you are not using this on Apprenticeship training, then you are basically handing this back to the Treasury. If you are an SME, the Government will pay at least 95% of the cost of the training. From as little as £200 you could pay for an apprenticeship for one of your team.
Why not try before you buy and get one of our trainees to support you with 70 hours of work experience?

Traineeships are a fantastic opportunity to recruit new staff members and train them whilst they complete voluntary hours at no cost to your business. Employers can gain new talent for their organisation whilst the trainees train for free, this allows the employer a chance to see if they’re a right fit for the company and the trainee to learn new skills.

Catch22 are looking for companies to develop training opportunities for young people across London. If your business is looking to support young people to help them gain experience, skills and expertise in your field of work then Catch22 Traineeships could be the answer. Not only do you gain a trainee, but your business will also be entitled to £1000 per trainee that completes their programme.

Traineeships are developed together with the employer and young person to allow a timetable and rota that benefits all. Each trainee must complete a minimum of 70 hours with the company and an exit interview to complete their programme.

Employer Incentives

There are employer incentives available for both routes:

  • For each trainee you host, you can claim an employer incentive of £1000 when a work experience placement of over 70 hours has been completed
  • For an apprentice the employer incentives is in place up until 31st January 2022. If you recruit an apprentice aged between 16 -18, you receive £4000, or £3000 for apprentices aged 19+. This is also eligible for any staff member with a contracted start date from 1st October 2021, who enrols onto an apprenticeship programme.

If you would like to have an informal chat around how Catch22 Apprenticeships can help your business, drop us an email at [email protected] and one of the team will get back in touch right away.

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