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Supporting quality apprenticeships

Apprentices in workplaceApprenticeships are undergoing a revolution. Starting in May 2017, all employers operating in the UK with an annual pay bill over £3 million will have to pay a levy to the government. This will be used to fund the creation of up to 3 million new 'high quality' apprenticeships by 2020; employers will be able to tap into the funding for their own apprenticeship training and assessment programmes.

We will see apprenticeships expand across areas such as engineering, science, procurement, marketing, digital and health protection, and there will be higher-level apprenticeships in many of the industries where Prospect is active.

Prospect supports quality apprenticeships and wants to play a key role in the programme.

We are launching a strategy that will include a range of supporting initiatives for apprentices. This will be piloted in a number of our branches before being rolled out more widely, and will include:

apprentices leafletApprentices joining Prospect will pay a competitive subscription rate based on their salary, and will receive our core membership benefits such as informal and individual support and advice on issues at work, and collective representation. Members aged 30 or under will automatically belong to our national Young Professionals’ Network and, where available, can join their own branch YPNs.








News updates

Prospect has welcomed the news that BT is to create more than 1,300 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs with a view to recruiting the best tech talent available in the UK.


DE&S Apprentice Information Leaflet   info
Apprentice Information Leaflet for DE&S
 27 February 2018 

DE&S Apprentices and Graduates Leaflet   info
Apprentices and Graduates Leaflet for DE&S
 27 February 2018 

0430 - Apprenticeships: The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and The Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS]   info
This update focuses on vetting requirements introduced by the new Apprenticeship Levy. Employers will need to vet staff who work with employees under the age of 18 by complying with DBS checks [formally CRB checks].
 02 March 2017