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Fall in Love With Apprenticeships

Research suggests that 92% of employers believe that apprentices lead to a more motivated workforce with 89% reporting that apprenticeships helped their business to improve quality.

HETA celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (February 8th – 14th) by encouraging people to Fall in Love with Apprenticeships and supporting the governments "Show your love for apprenticeships" national campaign. We are celebrating the diversity of opportunity and value that apprenticeships bring to both employers and individuals and the prominence that apprenticeships have played in all our lives.

Hiring an apprentice is integral to growth, ensuring that you are at the forefront of innovation in engineering and can be a highly cost-effective route for businesses.

HETA has a robust, rigorous and comprehensive recruitment process which gives you the very highest calibre of candidates available to select from. We offer a free recruitment service to you, saving you £12,000 against typical recruitment costs, enabling you to develop local talent to meet the needs of your business.

Our apprenticeship programmes cover a wide range of engineering specialisms to provide you with the skills required to support you in achieving your business objectives. We also offer the option of employing the apprentice on your behalf through our Humber ATA, taking full responsibility for payroll, employment contracts and all other legal responsibilities.

HETA Apprenticeships

HETA is an engineering training provider in the Humber region that specialise in several engineering and manufacturing trades including;

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Machining
  • Process Operations/ Technician roles
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Design
  • Marine Engineering (Offshore and Onshore)
  • Multi skilled Engineering

We have a comprehensive recruitment process in which we recruit individuals for many industries including food and drink, oil and gas, marine, petrochemicals, energy and utilities, packaging and many more.

We have sponsored learners already on programme and have unsponsored learners(traineeships) that are looking for an apprenticeship who are currently undergoing their first year practical training at HETA. We also are working with our client companies to look at taking on an apprentice for the next academic year.

HETA operate three training centres in Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe where apprentice delivery will take place.

Apprenticeship Standards


A range of government support is available to organisations who are looking to recruit an apprentice, or even upskill their existing workforce.

Incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

Due to COVID-19, the government’s Plan for Jobs will help to kickstart the nation’s economic recovery. In recognition of the value apprentices can bring to our economy, an incentive payment will be made to employers who hire an apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31st March 2022.

The government will introduce a new payment of £3,000 to employers in England for each apprentice they hire. These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the government already provides for 16-18 year-old apprentices which is explained below. This means you could receive up to £4000 to employ an apprentice.

You can only apply for this payment for NEW apprentices who started their contract of employment between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

In summary, if you are looking to take on an apprentice:

  • The minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.30per hour
  • Employer incentives - £4000 per 16-18yr, £3000 per 19yr +
  • Excellent funding opportunities available
  • No recruitment fees

You can apply for the payment from 1 September 2020, after you add new apprentices to your apprenticeship service account

For more information on apprenticeship funding- visit-

Levy Paying Organisations

Levy paying organisations are those who have a salary bill(pay wages in excess) of £3million. These employers have to contribute 0.5% of their annual salary bill into their apprenticeship levy account. The apprenticeship levy can then be use to upskill/re-skill your existing workforce as well as recruiting new apprentices. We can work with you to ensure that you get most out of your levy contributions. Make sure you use your levy as these funds expire after 24 months!

We can also help support you should you not have enough funds in your levy account and explain your contributions.

Non-Levy Paying Organisations

If you have less then 50 employees, your are entitled to fully funded training for 16-18 year old applicants. A £1000 cash incentive is also available when you recruit an apprentice. This can be used alongside the government incentive above.

If you have less than 50 employees, but take on an apprentices 19+, employers will have to contribute 5% of their total training costs in quarterly payments over the first year of the apprenticeships training.

If you have more than 50 employees and a salary bill(pay wages in excess) of less than £3million, employers have to contribute 5% of their total training costs in quarterly payments over the first year of the apprenticeships training. The £1000 cash incentive is also available when you recruit an apprentice aged 16-18.

To create or manager your apprenticeship account- please follow: https://accounts.manage-appren...

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