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64 APPRENTICESHIPS Croydon College can help you! FINDING the right apprentice for • 75% of apprentice employers your company can be a daunting say the programme has helped task, but at Croydon College cut recruitment costs. there is all the help you need • 80% say that apprenticeships to smooth the path and ensure will play a bigger part in their that employers have motivated, future recruitment policy. enterprising, work-ready • 88% of apprentice employers apprentices for their businesses. believe they lead to a more The college has extensive links motivated and satisfied with a wide range of businesses workforce, leading to greater and industries and our lecturers loyalty and quality. bring ‘shop floor’ expertise to • 80% of employers feel that their teaching. apprenticeships reduce staff Croydon College is one of the turnover. largest Apprenticeship training • 81% of consumers favour providers in the South with companies that employ around 5000 learners and 700 Apprentices. apprentices working in a range of • 81% of apprentice employers companies from small SME’s to say they make their large Multinationals. The college businesses more productive. Levy will be implemented and has a great reputation and lots The average apprenticeship is a new Payroll tax on UK of experience in recruiting, completer increases business employers designed to support assessing, interviewing and productivity by £214 per week. the creation and funding of managing apprentices. three million Apprenticeships by Changes to apprenticeships 2020. The levy will apply to any But why take on an apprentice? in 2017 company where the salary bill • 82% of employers take on In April 2017 the way is £3 million or more regardless apprentices to build the the Government funds of whether they already employ skills capacity within their Apprenticeships in England is apprentices or not. businesses. changing. A new Apprenticeship Croydon College is fully equipped to provide you with the right level of guidance, advice and support to help you make the most of your levy. For more information contact Tom Collins - Assistant Principal Employability & Apprenticeships (APEA) i Tel - 020868 65700 Ext 5910 Mobile – 07805 757439 Email: collit@croydon.ac.uk *Figures from Employer Guide to Apprenticeships. Sources: British Chambers of Commerce, Populus research commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service and Productivity Matters and Centre for Economic and Business Research, 2013. Click/tap for more info


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