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Hire an apprentice

Catch22 is a national award-winning provider of apprenticeship training programmes, serving over 500 businesses and supporting more than 1000 apprentices.

Are you an Employer looking to back an apprentice?

Catch22 builds and delivers tailored apprenticeship programmes. With extensive cross-sector experience and UK-wide partnerships, we have the expertise to help you make the most of the levy. If you’re a small or medium sized company, we can advise on how to make the most of levy transfers.

Find out how we can help you to deliver tailored apprenticeship programmes

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What our partners say

“Working with Catch22 to deliver our Customer Service apprenticeship has enabled us to drive diverse talent with fresh thinking into the business, whilst shaping them to embrace our organisational culture. Catch22 provide constant support to both the apprentices and organisation and are producing top talent apprentices.”.

Zoe Coates, Future Capability Manager (Vodafone UK)

HML Property Management have 25 apprentices and continue to bring in new Catch22 apprentices every year. Here’s why:

“We have ended up retaining over 95% of the apprentices that we have recruited and they are now developing and progressing through our organisation.

This fresh generation brings us fresh ideas! This helps us innovate and remain relevant. Our customer base evolves over time too and our apprentices help us shape our service offering to their particular generation.”

HML Property Management

What is the apprenticeship levy?

Businesses across the UK are failing to tap into their Apprenticeship Levy – a pool of funds that they’ve paid into which is specifically designed to train apprentices.

Businesses with a payroll of £3 million or more are obliged to make monthly deposits of 0.5 per cent of their annual pay bill into the apprenticeship levy pot.

  • These businesses are then given a rolling 24-month deadline to spend it.
  • The levy funds can be used towards paying for apprenticeship training both for existing staff and new hires.
  • Last year, more than £133 million of levy funds went unspent.

Find out how we can help you make the most of your levy


Why back an apprentice?

Boost productivity: Research shows each apprentice brings a gain in productivity of more than £10,000 per year for their employer, with figures for some sectors being even higher.

Fill skills gaps: As the needs of the workplace evolve and the impact of Brexit becomes clear, there will be skills gaps to fill. Taking on apprentices can help fill those gaps.

Compete in the modern marketplace: You can train apprentices in the skills that your business needs now and in the future. In industry research, 77% of employers agreed that taking on apprentices helped to make their organisations more competitive.

Build staff loyalty: Staff typically feel loyal to employers who have invested in their training and are therefore more engaged and motivated to stay.

Establish cost-effective training: Apprenticeships are particularly cost-effective as a form of training because while employers pay apprentices’ wages, funding is available to cover many other training costs.

Supporting social mobility: ‘Earn and learn’ training opportunities, such as apprenticeships, are key to helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds enter the workplace and progress into fulfilling careers.

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Related publications

Apprenticeships: Your future employee, your future business

Find out how Catch22 can help you make the most of the apprenticeship levy to build a workforce of loyal, enthusiastic people suited to the needs of your business.

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The Good Employer Guide

Catch22’s guide to being an employer that recruits, retains and enjoys the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Read or download it

The Apprenticeship Levy: How can I use it?

Catch22 are helping businesses and individuals understand how they can use the apprenticeship levy to benefit their workforce and recruitment activity.

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Partner case study

A case study from our partners HML Group on how apprenticeships are driving diversity in their recruitment.

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Contact us

If you are an employer who is looking to either recruit apprentices into your business or use apprenticeship training to upskill and develop your current teams, then please complete our enquiry form. One of the team will get back to you within two working days to discuss your requirements.

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