What You Need to Know About Apprenticeships

In a bid to invest in young people and help support and create jobs, employers in England can now benefit from enhanced incentive payments when they hire new apprentices.

From now until 31 January 2021, the government will introduce a new payment of £2,000 to employers for each apprentice they hire under the age of 25, and £1,500 for apprentices over the age of 25. This is in addition to the £1,000 the government already provides when employers hire apprentices aged between 16 and 18 years.

Apprenticeships have been radically transformed in recent years, with employers taking the lead in how they are designed and taught. Capel Manor College has led the way when it comes to embracing the new style of apprenticeships. Our staff have been instrumental in advising employer groups in the design and roll-out of key land-based courses, including arboriculture, horticulture, floristry, sports turf management and zookeeping.

We are proud to be the preferred training provider for some of the most prestigious employers in the industry:

  • Our Royal Parks apprentices hone their skills across the major parks of central London and are sponsored through Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) exams
  • Kew Gardens recruit Capel Manor College trained apprentices annually, with many progressing from their apprenticeship to a Kew Gardens diploma – a horticulture qualification of international renown
  • ZSL London Zoo is among a crop of zoos to employ the first generation of keeper and aquarist apprentices, all trained by Capel Manor College
  • Our apprentices work across many local authorities, including the City of London
  • Sports turf apprentices have benefited from accessing advice and guidance from the finest grounds staff in the UK at many major venues, including The Oval, Wimbledon, Twickenham Stadium and Wembley Stadium

Capel Manor College apprenticeships are now available online and nationwide

Capel Manor College are now able to offer weekly tuition online, backed by face-to-face workplace assessments and block release into classes for functional skills and intensive training.

If you are an employer, contact us today to find out how we can help you with your next apprentice.

If you are a student and you are thinking about an apprenticeship, you may be interested to know that:

  • You will spend 80% of the working week at your place of employment, and 20% at your place of study or studying online
  • You will earn a salary and your course fees will be covered by your employer and the government. You just need to be willing to manage your time between work and study
  • There are no set rules around apprenticeship start dates. It will depend on the employer and when they need to recruit to fit their business needs
  • There are many different apprenticeships you can apply for, depending on your existing qualifications, across a broad range of industries. For instance, we have just launched a brand new Golf Green Keeping apprenticeship

You can browse our apprenticeships in London and across England and apply online, or contact us via our enquiry form to receive further information about apprenticeships near you.