Skills & Training
 

Apprenticeship funding

Apprenticeship funding
Amanda McLoughlin
Amanda McLoughlin
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

As a non-levy paying business, most businesses would pay 5% of this fee. 

With levy transfer, the cost of this training is £0 to your business. The employer would still need to pay the employee wage and associated costs.

To ensure that our funding is used to support our local businesses and economy, we have set out some criteria for the businesses we will support with a levy transfer, these are as follows:

  • The business must be registered and operating in the borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • The apprentice that will be funded by the transfer must be based within the borough (if the employer has multiple sites)
  • The employer must be a small to medium-sized enterprise (less than 250 employees)
  • Registered with HMRC with a wage bill under £3 million per year (non-levy payer) or where the receiving employer is already an apprenticeship levy payer, they must have already spent their levy for the year before applying to Kingston's fund 
  • Must not be subject to winding up or any other order
  • The employer should pay the apprentice the National Minimum Wage as a minimum and where possible, consider paying the London Living Wage 
  • Priority will be given to the following sectors (but this does not mean others are excluded): Health and social care 
 
Amanda McLoughlin
Amanda McLoughlin
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
 

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