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Apprentices for Business scheme offers cost effective solution for employers

Apprentices for Business (A4B) is not-for-profit organisation, providing businesses with a simple, professional and cost-effective solution to recruiting high-calibre apprentices.

The initiative has been created through a partnership between the London Apprenticeship Company and some of the largest FE Colleges in Hampshire and the South east and is fully endorsed by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Apprentices for Business (A4B) aims to provide a one-stop service for employers and job-seekers that is both flexible and innovative offering a low risk, cost effective way to employ your junior staff.

Apprentices for Business is an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA), whose services provide companies with a completely different approach to the recruitment and employment of apprentices. Apprentices for Business are the legal employer; we then place the apprentices with a suitable 'host' company. The ATA model manages all of the HP, payroll and employment functions, relieving the host employer of the administrative burden involved in taking on a new member of staff.

Hosting an apprentice through Apprentices for Business is a simple and straightforward process.

Apprenticeship training for 16-18 year olds is fully government funded, with no cost to the host employer. For Apprentices aged 19+ apprenticeship training is part-funded by the government and an employer will be expected to subsidise the remainder or the training fee.

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Posted 2011-09-28 13:35:13

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