Apprenticeships enable an individual to combine paid employment with supported study towards a qualification.

As a payer of the apprenticeship levy, York can access funds to support the training element of apprenticeships, reducing the cost to departments.

Appointing an apprentice

Once you have identifed an opportunity for an apprenticeship, departments should:

  • if it is a new post, ensure there is adequate funding for the salary (the Apprenticeship Levy only pays the cost of the training programme)
  • discuss the level of apprenticeship, type of qualification, duration, cost and possible training providers with HR. We will talk to training providers to confirm availability and costs before confirming arrangements
  • follow the usual recruitment process to appoint the apprentice

HR will coordinate the use of levy funds to support the apprenticeship.

Contact us about an apprenticeshipEmail Sarah Farrell in the Learning and Development team