Apprenticeships for Employers

What is an Apprenticeship?

'Green Labyrinth are a great company to work with
We have seen them in action with our own apprentices and know what an excellent service they provide'

- Swindon Wildcats

We have developed Apprenticeship programmes in Business and Management, Accountancy, Technology, Customer Services and Digital Marketing. Employers are supported at every stage when working with Green Labyrinth as their training provider for their apprentices.

Give Your Business A Boost!

We aim to ensure that our Apprenticeship programmes support your strategic aims, future workforce plans, overarching talent strategy and provide you with a competitive edge in the marketplace and drive value for money. We recognise that large employers need a provider to deliver across their whole business with innovative learning styles, workplace appointments and online delivery.

Why Hire an Apprentice?

Apprenticeships are now available in over 1,400 occupations and 175 industries, but what does that mean for you?

Lower recruitment costs

Employers can avoid high recruitment costs when hiring an Apprenticeship, Green Labyrinth offer a free no obligation candidate recruitment service to help you get the right apprentice.  

Productivity Improved

85% of employers have said an Apprenticeship has improved the productivity of the entire organisation. Apprenticeships can be delivered to new and existing staff, this gives employers the ability to standardise the training and qualifications throughout!

Apprentice now, manager next

Employers that invest in Apprenticeships are investing the future of their business and staff, bringing in new skills and an effective workforce for tomorrow!  

Return on investment

The UK Government offer a number of incentives for employers hiring an Apprenticeship and together with the savings the average return on investment is recouped within the first 18 months.    

What To Consider Before Recruiting an Apprentice

Job role and responsibilities

Take time to think of the job description and responsibilities that the apprentice will be doing on a day to day basis and what are the areas you want the Apprenticeship to focus on to support your organisation in the best way.

On the job and off the job training

Your apprentice will need on the job and off the job training throughout their Apprenticeship and this resource needs to be calculated 

On the job training = Day by day training provided by the employer, plan the resource, mentor or manager

Off the job training = Up to 20% of working hours toward the Apprenticeship coursework

Apprenticeship encouragement and value

Maintain an encouraging environment toward Apprenticeships, highlight their value and positive impact on your organisation. Positive approach to the importance of Apprenticeship progress and timely completion.

Employee rights & responsibilities

When hiring an apprentice or changing an existing member of staff to start an Apprenticeship
There are no changes in the rights and responsibilities for an apprentice

End Point Assessment (EPA)

As part of the new Apprenticeship Standards an apprentice is required to prepare for and complete and End Point Assessment

These are an assessment at the end of an Apprenticeship completed by a End Point Assessment Organisation

Choosing an EPAO is the decision for the employer, Green Labyrinth does have preferred organisations we can recommend depending on the area of the Apprenticeship

For more information please contact our team or go to

Employer Contributions

Employers that pay more than £3m in wages are liable to pay the apprenticeship levyLevy-paying employers contribute 0.5 per cent of their pay bill into a fund each month, which can be reinvested in apprenticeship training for their business.

Green Labyrinth aim to help employers capitalise on their Levy funding opportunities

Employers that pay under £3m in wages are liable to pay 5% of the Total Negotiated Price of the Apprenticeship

Green Labyrinth give employers the choice to pay this in one payment or spread over (up to 10) monthly payments

For more information on the Apprenticeship Levy please contact us or go to Apprenticeship Levy - GOV.UK

Employer Reference Number

The UK Government give an Employer Reference Number (ERN / EDRS) to identify Apprenticeship employers, it is a requirement for an ERN to be in place for the Apprenticeship to start.

What is needed to get an ERN?

As part of the Apprenticeship sign up process Green Labyrinth will contact the EDRS team and create or link to your organisation ERN 

New applications the EDRS team review our request and contact the organisation directly within 10 days.