Find out about apprenticeship funding, schemes and benefits for employers

Employing an apprentice can bring a whole host of benefits to your business. An apprentice can enter your business, as a novice, and you will quickly see their productivity increase, their knowledge expand and their capabilities strengthen. An apprentice can start on a relatively inexpensive wage and with this brings a huge return on investment for you as the employer.

With an apprentice from City College Peterborough you can feel reassured that your apprentice will be an ideal organisational fit, as they will have learnt and developed according to your business needs and your working practices. Apprentices will transfer new ideas and fresh thinking into the workplace.

Apprentices are often motivated, dedicated members of a team as they learn, earn and gain hands-on experience. Here at City College Peterborough we have a great variety of apprenticeship schemes available for young people and adults, and we are always looking for businesses to step on board too.

There are three key components to a successful apprenticeship:

  • The apprentice
  • You, the employer
  • and the College

As the employer your business will, in some cases, support the apprentice four out of five working days a week. On these days the apprentice will learn how your business operates and the skills expected of them when they become a fully qualified member of staff. On the fifth day of the working week, the apprentice may need to attend tutor-taught sessions that help them achieve their qualification and often help them develop their core skills in English and maths.

Your role as an employer providing the workplace for an apprentice also means you could be entitled to some support. Whether that is apprenticeship funding for employers or a more tailored apprenticeship programme that is of the greatest benefit to your business.

For more information please download our Employers’ Guide to Apprenticeships

As far as apprenticeship funding for employers goes, there are many different funding rules that depend on the level of apprenticeship, the age of the apprentice and your business’ industry. You can find out more about what is happening to the apprenticeship funding in our article: Changes to Apprenticeship Funding and More: How will the changes affect your business?


To help clarify exactly what kind of support you, as an employer, may be entitled too when you employ an apprentice with City College Peterborough please get in touch with us today. We will be able to run through the details with you and help you to find the right solution.

Have a browse of the apprenticeships we currently offer at City College Peterborough and see if there is one that fits well with your business and your workforce needs.

Remember, an apprentice will:

  • Help fill your skills gaps: Apprentices will deliver skills that are designed for your business. Their apprenticeship is moulded to your business and what you want to gain from the programme
  • Improve your bottom line: To put it simply, an apprenticeship delivers real results and is fantastic value for your business by improving productivity and helping you get a step ahead of your competitors
  • Motivate your workforce: Apprentices tend to be eager, flexible and loyal to your company. Their motivation can be a huge asset, at the end of the day they are completing an apprenticeship because they know it’s the right fit for them – they earn, they learn and they develop skills in a industry they have committed to.

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We also offer an Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-24 year olds (AGE)

This grant supports businesses in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire that would not otherwise be in a position to support individuals aged 16-24 into employment through the Apprenticeship programme.

For more information and to apply for a grant visit AGE 16 to 24 


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