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Get free, impartial advice before you employ an apprentice.

"SupplyTrain explained how to run good apprenticeship training. We now happily employ an apprentice in our business."

Jane Brook, On Tap

Giving you the facts before you employ an apprentice or train your existing staff

Not matter what size business you work for, understanding whether to employ an apprentice or train existing staff through an apprenticeship programme is not a decision you should take without the right information. And that’s where we help. 

SupplyTrain’s staff are impartial apprenticeship experts and our free advice line is the service for you.

We help you understand how to employ an apprentice, the financial implications, talk you through the huge number of apprenticeship options and even give you tips on negotiating training prices. There is no question to obvious nor too technical. We help sole traders employ apprentices for the first time and give second opinions to multi-nationals interesting in becoming ’employer-providers’ or transfering their levy.

It’s also worth saying, we don’t think every business should employ an apprentice or train their existing staff through the apprenticeship route. It’s not always the right option. If this is the case, we explain other government-funded training and recruitment pathways that might be more beneficial at this time.

Honest, impartial advice you can trust.

First of all, we are not brokers. We do not recruit for you and we don’t signpost you to particular training partners.

We are a social enterprise that makes our money through apprenticeship consultancy with councils, universities, colleges and other training organisations across England. This means, we learn loads when we talk to you. This free advice service provides insight for our paid work and, in turn, we are well placed to help you because we truely understand the supply side of apprenticeships and what is and isn’t possible.

When you call us we just have an honest, impartial, chat about your business, what you’re trying to achieve and how apprenticeship training might help you and your workforce. That’s it, we just want to help.

Our aim is to arm you with the tools and confidence to engage with training providers and the apprenticeship system. Get the training your business and employees deserve by giving us a call today…

Common queries employers ask about apprenticeships…

  • How much does it cost to employ an apprentice?
  • What incentives are there for employing apprentices?
  • What does 20% off-the-job training include?
  • Can apprenticeships really save us £1,000 on training costs?
  • What questions should we ask training providers?
  • How can we transfer our levy for social impact?
  • What do we need in place to become an employer provider?
  • How can we use apprenticeships to attact great staff?
  • What are Higher and Degree-Apprenticeships?
  • What qualifications can be included in an apprenticeship?
  • Can we employ an apprentice on a part-time basis?
  • Does apprenticeship training really improve staff retention?
  • How do we engage young people in our industry?
  • How long do apprenticeships last?
  • Do universities really offer apprenticeships now?
  • What are our responsibilities as an employer?
  • How do we choose an end-point assessment organisation?

Contact us to discuss your business requirements:

Tell us why you are interested in employing an apprentice. We will give you high-quality, impartial help and advice – for free!

Request an Employers' Apprenticeship Toolkit

Some of the businesses SupplyTrain has helped employ apprentices:

Based in East Sussex or Kent?

SupplyTrain is able to provide workshops and seminars on the business case for apprenticeships to employer and community groups in East Sussex and Kent.

Email us the group details, date time and location and we shall be in touch.

Need more than initial advice?

If you work for an organisation that pays into an apprenticeship levy and need more than telephone support, SupplyTrain can help as part of a paid for service.

We offer consultancy to levy paying businesses and can put you in touch with a wider network of experts when necessary. We have done this for organisations that want to become employer-providers and deliver apprenticeship training to their own staff, as well as those looking to analyse job roles and understand how and where apprenticeship funding could be spent on their existing employees or their supply chain.

We are proud of our innovative, can-do approach to consultancy work and are happy to help. Get in touch for further details. 

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