Employers and Incentives

Employ an Apprentice

Training your workforce

Suffolk New College is proud to work with a diverse range of employers to support their training needs. Our Industry Certificated courses, Apprenticeships and vocational courses enhance the skills knowledge and behaviours required in the workforce of today.

Apprenticeships - Benefits to your business

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

86% of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation and 78% reported improved productivity.

Other benefits that apprenticeships contribute to your organisation include:

  • 90% of apprentices stay on in their place of work after completing an apprenticeship
  • there's a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles
  • you can adapt the training your apprentice receives according to the needs of your organisation
  • an apprenticeship allows you to diversify and freshen up your workforce
  • you can employ an apprentice who's aged 16 up to any age and from any background

Changes to the apprenticeship funding system

Please see the following leaflet for information regarding the New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme.

Apprenticeships are a devolved policy. This means that authorities in each of the UK nations manage their own apprenticeship programmes, including how funding is spent on apprenticeship training.

If you’re an employer with operations in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may also want to contact your apprenticeship authority:

For the latest information regarding apprenticeship funding, we recommend you visit the official .GOV apprenticeship funding page by clicking here.

Please also see:

Are you an employer interested in the new Government programmes and incentives?

Our team of advisors can guide you through the initiatives including:

Whatever your training needs we have a team ready and available to work with you.

Employer Safeguarding Resources

We have a dedicated safeguarding & PREVENT resource site for employers, click here to access.

Kickstart Scheme

We have joined forces with East Coast College and West Suffolk College to be part of the Suffolk Kickstart training offer, led by Suffolk County Council, through Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please see the below (click for full document).

This scheme has been extended until March 2022.

Kickstart Offer E-Flyer (Click for full document)

Off the Job Training - An Employers Guide

The visual guides below are useful for understanding your requirements for Off the Job Training for your apprentice, if you would like any further support please contact our apprenticeship team - apprenticeships@suffolk.ac.uk

Off-The-Job Flow Chart

Off-the-Job Training: Myth vs Fact

Contact Us

Business Development Team
T: 01473 382464 - E: business@suffolk.ac.uk