Apprenticeships & Employee Training

Why work with Insight?

Because we know and understand General Practice, we recognise the type of employee you need - your business is unique, a receptionist in a doctor’s surgery is very different to a receptionist at the local gym. You may think everyone would know this, but many don't - local colleges and training organisations just want to place candidates, they have no idea what primary care is. Finding the right candidate is key to the success of your apprentice and we know just what qualities you are looking for.

Our recruitment process could not be simpler; we carry out a complete recruitment screening process for all applicants. We screen all candidates to ensure they are the right fit for your business. We source local candidates who have demonstrated the right skills and personal qualities and who are interested in working in a Primary Care setting. This way of recruiting is the perfect opportunity for you to mould a young person to fit the role you want them to fulfill. No, they won’t bring lots of experience with them but that is reflected in the training wage they are paid; however, they won’t bring bad habits either – even if you employ an experienced member of staff you would still need to train them whilst paying a premium for their experience.

The apprenticeship qualification is then delivered by our partner with full support & guidance from us – we are with you every step of the way!

We have successfully placed and trained apprentices all over the UK - reception, back-office and IT roles.

Why consider employing an apprentice?

Apprentices bring many benefits to your business – an extra pair of hands, help to reduce staff turnover and allow you to grow your own, well trained, employees of the future. More than 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces currently use apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages.

Facts you need to know:

  • Apprentices can be either new or existing members of staff (there is now no upper age limit)
  • Apprentices need to work 30 hours a week or more
  • Apprentices must be paid at least the National Apprenticeship wage
  • The employer is responsible for on the job training

Qualifications available:

There are several business support qualifications available that would suit any of your business support roles. Please see below. If you are not sure, then we will help you choose which will be the most beneficial to the apprentice and the business. Downloadable specifications below ↓

What happens next?

All you have to do is complete a 'job template', you can then sit back and we advertise for you looking for will send you over suitable candidates (once we have completed a full screening process). We will arrange/confirm the interviews and make appropriate offers/rejections. This full screening process is free of charge (subject to relevant conditions).

Qualification funding

Employers with less than 50 employers – full funding available for a young person aged 16-18 with the right to work in the UK for the qualification training as long as the employer has under 50 employees.
The Government pay 95% of the training costs for the apprentice if they are 19+.years of age. The employer only must pay 5% of the training cost which amounts to.

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 = £175+VAT
  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3 = £200+VAT
  • IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3 = £175+VAT
  • Business Administration Level 3 = £250+VAT
  • HR Support Level 3 = £250+VAT
  • Team Leader Level 3 = £225+VAT
  • Departmental Level 5 = £350+VAT


Apprenticeship Incentive Payments 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021

Incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice
One of the government’s plans to help kick-start the nation’s economic recovery is to give employers an incentive payment when they take on a new apprentice. This will be available for any employers who hire an apprentice between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021. There will be two levels of payment based on age. For apprentices aged 16-24 the payment will be £2,000, and for apprentices aged 25 or over the payment will be £1,500. There will be no limit on the number of incentive payments that an employer can claim for apprentices eligible to receive funding, provided each apprentice meets the criteria, including being a new employee.

Additional Financial Support Employers - For a Limited Time
When employers take on a 16-18-year old on an apprenticeship standard, they receive £1,000 to help meet the extra costs associated with this.

These payments are separate from, and therefore in addition to, the incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice, which are paid directly to the employer through the apprenticeship service.

Employers with less than 50 employees - support payment of £1000 for employing a 16-18 old apprentice (for up to 5 apprentices). This will be paid in two stages; £500 paid at week 13 of the apprenticeship, £500 at the end of the apprenticeship. There is no grant for a 19 + now (unless they are 19-24 and formally in the care of the local authority or have had an education health plan). Please note that this Grant is paid by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) and they are responsible for any grant/payment decisions.

Need more information? Contact Julie Snape on 01527 557407.

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