Apprenticeships – Big trend in The Recruitment Industry in 2018

  • University applications going down.
  • Apprenticeship applications going up.
  • Recruitment companies Levy contribution to Apprenticeship training going up as the payroll calculation includes their PAYE Temps.
  • New Apprenticeship Standards just released for L2 Resourcer and L3 Recruitment Consultant.

What does all that mean?

Recruitment companies new staff intake can be trained on a recruitment-relevant Apprenticeship and be funded either out of their Levy or, if non-Levy, part or fully Government Funded or a Traineeship that is fully funded. The actual recruitment service is totally free!

Graduates also now qualify for an Apprenticeship (subject to eligibility) and an existing training/development programme can be mapped to an Apprenticeship.

In addition to those starting their career in Recruitment, the above are also complemented by Apprenticeships in Business Admin, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management for existing recruitment staff.

2018 will see many recruitment companies taking this cost-effective route for developing tomorrows leaders and top billers.

Jim Clarke is Chief Executive of the Key Group who specialise in Apprenticeships for the Recruitment Sector and is an approved supplier to members of REC, TEAM and ARC.

January 2018